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Cause Undetermined In Carter’s Royal Dispos-All Fire

April 9, 2014

No one was hurt after a fire Tuesday at a Stephens County business. Crews from Big Smith, Shiloh, and Eastanollee Fire Departments responded to Carter’s Royal Dispos-All off of Rock Creek Road in Stephens County Tuesday just after 11 a.m. Big Smith Fire Chief Jonathan Jordan said that vehicles towards the back of the...

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Challenges Faced In Repairing Stephens Roads, Says County

April 9, 2014

Stephens County Public Works Director Tim Mitchem said his crews are doing the best they can to keep up with road repairs and maintenance throughout the county. Mitchem spoke to county commissioners about the county’s road situation on Tuesday. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said there is a backlog of county roads in dire...

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Grafton Welcomed to Stephens Co. Commission

April 9, 2014

The Stephens County Commission officially welcomes its newest member. New Stephens County Commissioner Michelle Grafton attended her first meeting as a county commissioner on Tuesday morning. Grafton was elected last month to serve through December 31 to complete the term of the late Harold Andrews, who passed away last Fall. She takes the place...

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Stephens Co. To Purchase New Computers for Two Offices

April 9, 2014

Stephens County will spend about $35,000 to upgrade computers in the Tax Commissioner’s and Tax Assessor’s Office. The county commission unanimously approved a budget amendment to make the purchase on Tuesday. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said the purchase is necessary because of the decision by Microsoft to no longer support Windows XP. “There is...

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Stephens Co. Still Working on Plan For Day Use Area

April 9, 2014

Stephens County continues preparations to take over the complete operations at the Stephens County Recreation Area from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers updated commissioners during their meeting Tuesday on where things stand with those plans. She said county staff are working to put together a proposed plan for exactly...

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Indians Sweep Chestatee; Keep Pace in Region 8-AAAA Baseball

April 9, 2014

The Stephens County Indian baseball team swept its two-game series against Chestatee with an 11-1 five-inning victory over the War Eagles Tuesday at the Reservation. Stephens County scored four runs in the second, four more in the fourth, and its final three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to end the game....

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Hart Co. Leases Two Lake Parks from Corps

April 9, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Hart County has agreed to lease two parks on Lake Hartwell from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. At their regular meeting last month, the Board of Commissioners voted to lease both Long Point and Milltown Parks. Both parks were scheduled for permanent closure by the U.S. Army...

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SCSO Charges Three With Burglary

April 8, 2014

Three Toccoa men face charges in connection to a reported burglary last month in Stephens County. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said it started when his office responded to a reported burglary at a location on Jordan Road in Toccoa on March 24. “A few weeks ago, a homeowner came home to discover that...

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Heavy Rain Causes Toccoa Sanitary Sewer Spill

April 8, 2014

Toccoa Water/Wastewater Department officials said that heavy rain caused a brief sanitary sewer spill in the city’s system on Monday. The city reported that just before 12:30 p.m., personnel located an overflow from a manhole located just outside the fenced area of the Ward Creek Liftstation on Fernside Drive. In an effort to minimize...

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

April 8, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners are scheduled to hold a regular monthly meeting this morning. The county commission’s meeting is set to start at 8:30 a.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. County Commissioners will begin their meeting with a work session to discuss items that are on...

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