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Habersham Chief Magistrate Named

July 11, 2014

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...

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Budget Letters Spark Debate, Questions

July 10, 2014

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...

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BOE Holding Millage Rate Public Hearing Tonight

July 10, 2014

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...

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SCDA Welcomes Members, Names Officers, Approves FY 15 Budget

July 10, 2014

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...

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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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