State Releases Job Tax Credit Tiers

Local economic development officials have said that Stephens County has a more level and competitive playing field this year when it comes to state tax credits. Last month, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs released the 2016 Job Tax Credit Tiers. The tier ranking of a county determines how many jobs a business must create to receive a tax credit, […]

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DHS Renames Problem Solving Court

The Department of Human Services Problem Solving Court program has a new name and the agency plans to assist more parents who are struggling to support their children this year. The Problem Solving Court is now known as Parental Accountability Court. It seeks to reduce the number of Georgians who are incarcerated for nonpayment of child support by helping parents […]

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Bell To Stay Commission Chair in 2016

Stephens County Commissioners choose to stay with Dennis Bell as the board’s chair for another year. At a called meeting on Tuesday, the commission voted unanimously to select Bell as the Chairman for 2016. Bell said he appreciates the board’s confidence in nominating him as the commission chairman for the second straight year. “I am very humbled by the vote […]

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Investigation Continues Into Weekend Hit and Run

Authorities are still investigating a hit and run incident that occurred over the weekend. It happened on New Year’s Day night on Currahee Street in Toccoa. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that a vehicle crossed the center line on Currahee Street and hit another vehicle, causing an accident. Jarrell said the vehicle that crossed the center line then left […]

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Clarkesville Special Election Set

The city of Clarkesville will hold a special election later this year to fill the city council seat vacated after the passing of Mayor Terry Greene. This week, the Clarkesville City Council voted to set March 1 as the day Clarkesville voters will head to the polls to elect a mayor to serve the remainder of Greene’s term. Greene died […]

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Collins Issues Statement on Obama Executive Action

Georgia 9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins is responding to President Obama’s executive actions on gun control that were unveiled Tuesday. Collins expressed opposition to the President’s moves. He said eroding the Constitutional rights of law abiding citizens by executive order is not the direction in which we want to take the nation. Collins said he is a strong supporter […]

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