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New Stephens Co. Family Connection Coordinator Named

July 10, 2014
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...

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Lavonia Gets New Fire Chief, Assistant Fire Chief

July 10, 2014

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...

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Stephens Co. Commissioners Want Landfill Closure Done

July 9, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners say they want the closure process at the county construction and demolition landfill completely done by August 1. Tuesday, county commissioners voted 3 to 2 to approve a change order for Fort Lamar Services, the company in charge of closing the landfill for the county, to extend the time to complete...

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Stephens Co. Looks At Building Permit and Inspection Fees

July 9, 2014

Stephens County will continue to look at its building permit fees. County commissioners discussed the current fee schedule on Tuesday. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that Stephens County’s fees are very competitive. “We are pretty much the lowest around us,” said Ayers. For example, a 4272 square foot commercial building permit total cost...

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Stephens Co. To Purchase Bucket Truck, Chipper

July 9, 2014

Stephens County will purchase a bucket truck and chipper to help the Public Works Department remove or trim back trees more efficiently. Tuesday, county commissioners unanimously approved the purchase of a used bucket truck and a used chipper in the total amount of $70,000. The county is using SPLOST V money to make the...

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Toccoa Little League Update

July 9, 2014

The Toccoa 11 and 12 year old baseball All-Stars are out of the district tournament. Toccoa lost to Habersham 7-3 Tuesday night at the Doyle Street Park in an elimination game. Blaze Haddock had a double and a run scored for Toccoa, while Chubba Roush added an RBI single. With the win, Habersham moves...

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Lavonia Police Receive State Certification

July 9, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Lavonia Police Department is state certified again after recently receiving its third State Certification from the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle said state certification means his department and officers hold to the highest standards of law enforcement. “State Certification is a...

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Banks Co. July 4 Shooting Suspects Believed To Be From Toccoa Area

July 8, 2014

The Banks County Sheriff’s Office said it is seeking suspects believed to be from the Toccoa area in connection to shootings last week. According to a press release from the Banks County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a Franklin County address on Highway 198 just after midnight on July 4 in reference to a...

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Toccoa-Stephens Co. Humane Shelter Director Receives Six Month Contract Extension

July 8, 2014

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Board votes to extend the contract of Shelter Director Jeff Roberts for another six months. Board members approved that by a unanimous vote at their meeting Monday. Roberts’ original one-year contract was set to expire on August 1. Shelter Board Chair Stanley London said the six-month extension gives the...

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Animal Shelter Followed Policy in Adopting Out Dogs Turned in by Man’s Friends, Says Board Chair

July 8, 2014

A man whose friends took his dogs to the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter while he was out of town will not get them back after they have been adopted to new homes. The shelter board announced that decision had been made on Monday. Last month, Thomas Powell spoke before Stephens County Commissioners and the...

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