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Stephens Co. Residents Speak on Proposed Tax Hike

June 11, 2014

Stephens County residents speak on a proposed tax increase. Tuesday, county commissioners held the first public hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget. The county is proposing a Fiscal Year 2015 budget that includes a 2.85 mill tax increase on property owners. Resident James Thomas said he wants to know why the county...

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SCDA Appointments Tabled

June 11, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners will re-visit the issue of who to appoint to five-year terms on the county’s Development Authority. Commissioners voted to table the matter on Tuesday. The commission must appoint two board members to the Development Authority to fill seats currently held by Tim Ash and Barry Roberts. Three names were put forth...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Names Nurse Heroes

June 11, 2014
Stephens Co. Hospital Names Nurse Heroes

Stephens County Hospital names its Nurse Heroes for 2014. Last month, the hospital announced the two winners of this year’s annual award as part of Nurses’ Week. Typically, only one person receives the Nurse Hero award for any given year. However, Stephens County Hospital Director of Nursing Faye Taylor said this year, the hospital...

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Toccoa Rookie League Teams Advance

June 11, 2014

Both Toccoa Rookie League All-Star teams will advance in tournament play after finishing second in their respective district tournaments. The district Rookie League Baseball and Softball tournaments wrapped up over the weekend in Rabun County. In Rookie League Softball, Toccoa finished second place to champion Hart County. Toccoa’s Rookie League Softball All-Stars started the...

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NGTC Holds Spring Graduation

June 11, 2014

North Georgia Technical College celebrates its latest class of graduates. The school announced this week that 210 students completed their program of study in the Spring of 2014. For all degree and diploma graduates wishing to participate, formal commencement ceremonies were held on Thursday, June 5, at The Torch in Demorest and Friday, June...

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Toccoa to Re-surface 25 Streets

June 10, 2014

The city of Toccoa is looking to have 25 city streets re-surfaced this year using state and local funds. Monday, city commissioners unanimously approved a project resolution to move forward with the street re-surfacing project. Previously, city commissioners had approved a list of nine streets for re-surfacing this year with state funds. Toccoa City...

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Stephens Co. Commission To Meet Tuesday

June 10, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners will hold the first public hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget at their meeting today. County commissioners will hold that public hearing on the budget at the start of their scheduled meeting today at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa....

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Motorcycle Ride Saturday to Benefit Stephens Humane Shelter

June 10, 2014

A motorcycle ride set for this weekend will benefit the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter. The “Ruff Rider” motorcycle ride is set for Saturday in Stephens County. The FAITH Riders of Toccoa First Baptist Church are helping with the ride. Dave Palmer is a member of the FAITH Riders. He said the ride will leave...

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Wilbros Hearing Continued Until August

June 10, 2014

The hearing over Wilbros’ appeal of the Georgia EPD’s administrative order calling on the facility to close is now being delayed until this summer. At the request of attorneys, the hearing has been continued until at least August. New dates for the hearing have not been finalized at this time. The hearing in front...

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Police Blotter

June 10, 2014

A Monticello, Georgia man faces multiple charges in Stephens County after allegedly shoplifting from a local store. The Toccoa Police Department said it responded to a store on Big A road on Friday afternoon just after 3 p.m. in reference to an alleged shoplifter. Police said reports indicated the shoplifter may have been armed...

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