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DOT Announces Area Road Work

July 21, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation said a crew will be spraying overgrown vegetation in the rights of way alongside State Route 365 in Stephens County this week. The DOT said the shoulder will be closed as the work in Stephens County occurs. Elsewhere, a crew in Franklin County will mow the shoulders and slopes...

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Mobile Training Unit In Toccoa Today

July 21, 2014

The Georgia Mountains Workforce Development Mobile Training Unit will stop in Toccoa today. It will be at the Toccoa-Stephens County Library on West Savannah Street in Toccoa from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. The mobile unit is an extension of the state’s one-stop workforce delivery system. The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission said the...

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Stephens Co. Commission Cuts Proposed Mill Rate Hike To 2.34

July 18, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners are scaling back a proposed millage rate increase. Thursday, the county commission met to discuss the already approved Fiscal Year 2015 county budget in an effort to find cuts to help offset what has been a proposed 2.85 mill increase. During that meeting, commissioners found cuts to reduce the proposed millage...

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Stephens Co. BOE To Officially Set Millage Today

July 18, 2014

The Stephens County Board of Education is expected to take a vote to officially set its millage rate at a called meeting this morning. Stephens County school board members are scheduled to meet at 8:30 a.m. at the School System Administrative Offices on Mize Road to vote on the millage rate. Before the 8:30...

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Early Voting for Run-off Ends Today

July 18, 2014

Early voting concludes today in Stephens County and across Georgia for the primary run-off election. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said there have not been any problems through the early voting period, but notes turnout has remained low. “We are still asking people to come in,” said Kelley. “Today is the last day. If...

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Lavonia PD Investigates Attempted Kidnapping

July 18, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Lavonia Police Department is asking for the public’s help to find the man who authorities say tried to kidnap a teenage girl. Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle says it happened at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Carlisle said the 17-year old was jogging through the downtown area of...

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Stephens Co. Commission Re-visiting Budget Tonight

July 17, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners will meet later today to take yet another look at the county’s already approved Fiscal Year 2015 budget in an effort to bring down a proposed millage rate increase. The county commission is set to meet at 5:30 p.m. at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Last month, Stephens...

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New Stephens Co. School Meal Prices Approved

July 17, 2014

Some meal prices will head up in the Stephens County school system next school year. The Board of Education unanimously approved new meal prices on Tuesday. Stephens County School System Nutrition Director Kim Caudell said that there will be no changes for elementary and middle school students in Stephens County with meal prices. “The...

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Stephens Co. BOE Considering New Solar Panel Proposal

July 17, 2014

The Stephens County school system is heading back to the negotiating table with a company looking to place solar panels on school system property. On Tuesday, the Board of Education voted 6-1 to allow Superintendent Bryan Dorsey to negotiate with United Renewable Energy of Alpharetta regarding placing solar panels on property owned by the...

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Toccoa Gets Preliminary Year End Financial Numbers

July 17, 2014

Preliminary year-end numbers show indications of a positive bottom line for the city of Toccoa financially in Fiscal Year 2014. Toccoa Finance Director Cathy Loudermilk presented the monthly financial report for the city as of June 30 to city commissioners at their meeting on Monday. June 30 marked the end of Fiscal Year 2014....

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