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Toccoa Again Hosts MERGE Program

July 22, 2014

Volunteers from around the state and the region are back in their communities after spending last week in Toccoa for the annual MERGE program. MERGE took place last week in Toccoa and Stephens County. The MERGE program is a collaboration between the Georgia Baptist Association, Tugalo Baptist Association, local churches, community groups, and others....

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Franklin Co. Finalizes Millage Rates

July 22, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County approves its millage rates for Fiscal Year 2015. Last week, the Franklin county Commission met in a brief called meeting to pass the millage rates in four separate line items For unincorporated Franklin County, the commission passed a millage of 8.140 mills and passed a rate...

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Collins Concerned About “Orphan Counties” On TV Front

July 22, 2014

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins said he will pursue a legislative soultion to the issue of orphan counties when it comes to television media markets. The 9th District has counties bordering another state that are in that state’s media market, not Georgia’s Stephens County is one example, being in Georgia but considered in...

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Stephens BOE Approves Mill Rate Hike in Called Meeting

July 21, 2014

Stephens County school board members vote to raise the millage rate to help cover a multi-million dollar financial shortfall. The Stephens County Board of Education approved an increase in the school system’s millage rate to the state maximum of 20 mills Friday by a 4-2 vote. Board members Tony Crunkleton, Steve Tilley, Jeff Webb,...

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Stephens Co. BOE Amends 2014-2015 School Calendar

July 21, 2014

The Stephens County Board of Education amends its school calendar to account for nine calendar reduction days. Stephens County School Board members approved the calendar unanimously at its called meeting on Friday. The changes are as follows: August 4 — NO LONGER A PRE-PLANNING DAY October 10 — NOW A STUDENT AND STAFF HOLIDAY...

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Ben Cleveland Verbally Commits to UGA For Football

July 21, 2014

Stephens County High School Junior Offensive Tackle Ben Cleveland has verbally committed to play college football at the University of Georgia. Cleveland made the announcement Saturday night, announcing on Twitter that it “feels great to officially be a Georgia bulldog.” According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the commitment came after a UGA prospect camp...

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Ricoh USA Holds Ribbon Cutting

July 21, 2014

A company expands its sales into Stephens County. Ricoh USA held a Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony at the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room on Thursday. Eric Tymchuk is with Ricoh USA out of Gainesville. He said his sales people are now covering the Toccoa area. Tymchuk said Ricoh offers more for...

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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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