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Stephens Co. BOE Considering Millage Rate Hike, Work Day Reductions to Balance Budget

June 27, 2014

The Stephens County Board of Education appears to be looking at a combination of a millage rate increase and a reduction in work days to balance a multi-million dollar budget shortfall. Thursday, the Stephens County Board of Education met to discuss the Fiscal Year 2015 budget and millage rate. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan...

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CRCT Results in For Stephens Co.

June 27, 2014

Stephens County’s CRCT results come in above state averages. The Georgia Department of Education released district wide results for the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests this week. Students in grades 3 through 8 take the CRCT’s in Reading, English/Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. State Education Department numbers show that Stephens County surpassed the state...

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Merritt Signs With Johnson and Wales

June 27, 2014
Merritt Signs With Johnson and Wales

A Stephens County Lady Indian basketball player sets her sights to the next level both on and off the court. Audresha Merritt signed Thursday to play basketball next season at Johnson and Wales University in Charlotte. Johnson and Wales is just starting its basketball program and this Fall will mark the first season of...

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Report of Low Flying Plane Sparks Search Near Westminster, SC

June 27, 2014

Air fields in Oconee County, South Carolina and surrounding counties are on the lookout for an aircraft that was reported to be flying very low late last night. Oconee County, South Carolina 911 received a call from a Westminster area resident just after 10:30 p.m. Thursday reporting a possible airplane crash. When authorities arrived...

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Little League District Tournaments Kick Into Full Gear This Weekend

June 27, 2014

Little League District Tournament play gets underway this weekend in northeast Georgia. Toccoa will have All-Stars playing in a number of tournaments throughout the area in the coming days. Tournaments get underway Saturday in Lavonia and Hartwell. In Lavonia, Toccoa will have teams participating in three softball tournaments. Toccoa’s 9 and 10 year old...

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“Operation Dry Water” to Focus on BUI in Ga. This Weekend

June 27, 2014

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is focusing special attention across the state this weekend on the dangers of boating under the influence. This weekend, the Georgia DNR will participate in “Operation Dry Water.” “Operation Dry Water” is a multi-agency education and enforcement initiative that includes thousands of other law enforcement agencies across the...

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Legal Fees Awarded to Ayers’ Widow

June 26, 2014

The widow of late Lavonia pastor the Rev. Jonathan Ayers is to receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees on top of damages already awarded. Earlier this month, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Story awarded Abigail Ayers $832,200.19 in attorney’s fees and expenses in connection with her suit against former Mountain Judicial...

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Stephens Co. Commission Appoints Two To SCDA

June 26, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners appoint two new members to the Stephens County Development Authority board. Tuesday, county commissioners selected North Georgia Credit Union CEO Brian Akin and Bulldog’s Express Lube and Car Wash Owner Chuck Wright to serve five year terms on the Development Authority board. Akin and Wright were selected from a final group...

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Martin Woman’s Club Asks County For Zoning Enforcement Help

June 26, 2014

A representative of the Martin Woman’s Club said she and the club want Stephens County to help enforce zoning in the town of Martin. Diane Cole spoke on behalf of the Woman’s Club to county commissioners Tuesday. She said the Woman’s Club is starting to think about marking the town’s 125th anniversary in 2016....

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Stephens Co. Enters New Building Inspections Agreement

June 26, 2014

Stephens County switches to a new firm to handle its building inspections while the position remains vacant. Tuesday, county commissioners unanimously approved a contract with Gruber Enterprises of Toccoa to handle building inspector services for the county. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that the contract calls for Gruber Enterprises to provide these services...

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