Summer Activities Continue in Downtown Toccoa

Summer activities continue in downtown Toccoa. Main Street Toccoa has offered both a “Summer Movie Series” on Thursday nights at the Schaefer Center and the “Ida Cox Music Series” on Saturday nights on Doyle Street in downtown Toccoa through the months of June and July. On the movies, Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said they have had great […]

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Police Blotter

A Stephens County man says he had some equipment stolen recently. The man filed a report with the Toccoa Police Department on July 7, stating that sometime last week, he had a paint sprayer stolen from one of his employees on Queen Street. The sprayer was estimated at a value of more than $500. According to the report, the incident […]

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Habersham Chief Magistrate Named

A new chief magistrate has been named in Habersham County. The Northeast Georgian reports that Mountain Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judges Chan Caudell and Russell Smith have named 43-year-old Gerald William Johnson of Demorest to the seat. That report states he will replace Chief Magistrate James Butterworth, who is retiring, and fill out Butterworth’s unexpired term through December 31, 2016. […]

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Budget Letters Spark Debate, Questions

Letters submitted to the Stephens County Commission by four county constitutional officers during the Fiscal Year 2015 budget process indicate that those constitutional officers would have sought litigation had the county commission cut their budgets any further. Local resident Bryan Dooley questioned county commissioners about the letters at Tuesday’s commission meeting. The letters were sent by Stephens County Sheriff Randy […]

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BOE Holding Millage Rate Public Hearing Tonight

The Stephens County Board of Education will hold its first of three public hearings on a proposed millage rate increase later today. That public hearing is set to begin at 6 p.m. at the Stephens County School System Administrative Office on Mize Road. Last week, the Stephens County Board of Education voted 6 to 1 to propose raising the millage […]

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SCDA Welcomes Members, Names Officers, Approves FY 15 Budget

The Stephens County Development Authority welcomes new board members and selects officers. Tuesday’s Development Authority meeting was the first for new members Chuck Wright and Greg Roach. Stephens County Commissioners appointed Wright to a five-year term on the Development Authority board last month. Meanwhile, Roach is beginning a one-year term on the Development Authority board that goes along with his […]

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New Stephens Co. Family Connection Coordinator Named

A new director is in place for Family Connection of Stephens County. Last week, Allyson Rickman Warren took over as the Coordinator for that organization. She takes the place of Toni Childress, who took a position as a Region Two Community Support Specialist with Georgia Family Connection Partnership, Inc. Warren is a graduate of Stephens County High School and has […]

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Lavonia Gets New Fire Chief, Assistant Fire Chief

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The City of Lavonia has a new fire chief and assistant fire chief. At its meeting Monday evening, the Lavonia City Council unanimously approved the appointments of Scott O’Barr as the new Lavonia Fire Chief and Shane Bentley as the Assistant Fire Chief. O’Barr replaces Bob White who retired after 23 years of service. […]

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