Stephens Co. BOE Proposing 1.45 Mill Cut in Tax Rate


Those who pay Stephens County school taxes would see that millage rate drop more than a mill under the tentative Fiscal Year 2017 budget approved unanimously Tuesday by the Stephens County Board of Education. On Tuesday, the Stephens County school board approved that tentative Fiscal Year 2017 budget, which had just under $32.5 million in general fund revenues and about […]

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TCC Approves Commission Pay Hike

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Toccoa City Commissioners vote themselves a pay raise starting in 2018. Tuesday, the commission voted 4 to 1 to approve an increase in pay for city commissioners that will take effect on January 1, 2018. Commissioner Jeanette Jamieson made a motion for a smaller increase than was first proposed. Under what Jamieson proposed and commissioners approved, starting in 2018 the […]

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SCSO Makes Child Molestation Arrest

One man faces a charge of child molestation after an investigation this month by authorities. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that his office received the report of an alleged case of child molestation earlier this month. “Our Special Victims Unit was notified and the investigator interviewed the child and the mother,” said Shirley. “The child disclosed that it was […]

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Home Invasion Results in Multiple Arrests

Two people are under arrest and a third is being sought in connection with a home invasion at a Stephens County residence earlier this month. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said it occurred just before midnight on June 14 at a home in the Falls Road-Talmadge Drive area of the county. “Three people forced their entry into the home and […]

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Hospital Gets Joint Commission Accreditation Visit

Stephens County Hospital receives word that it is on track for re-accreditation by the Joint Commission. Hospital Administrator Lynne Anderson said that representatives from the Joint Commission were at the hospital a couple of weeks ago for a two-day accreditation visit. Anderson said the visits are unannounced until the morning the Joint Commission arrives and when they are there, the […]

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Wilkinson Center Addition Nearing Completion

An addition at the Wilkinson Center at Stephens County Hospital should be open and in use around the end of next month. Hospital Administrator Lynne Anderson said that crews are wrapping up work on the project. “We are working on the inside finishes now and we have some grading to do on the land around them and some landscaping to […]

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Toccoa City Commission Meeting Today

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Proposed pay raises for the Toccoa City Commission are expected to be re-considered at a meeting tonight. The Toccoa City Commission meets at 5 p.m. today at Toccoa City Hall. Only one item is on tonight’s meeting agenda. That is the consideration of the Toccoa City Commission Compensation Ordinance. City commissioners had previously tabled consideration of the pay raise at […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Meeting Today

The Stephens County Board of Education is expected to look at the Fiscal Year 2017 tentative budget for the school system at its monthly business meeting set for later today. Today’s Board of Education meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Stephens County School System Administrative Offices on Big A School Road. Stephens County School Board members are also expected […]

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Friday Fire Under Investigation

Authorities are still investigating a structure fire Friday in Stephens County. Carnes Creek, Shiloh, Eastanollee, and Toccoa Fire Departments all responded to a structure fire on Friday afternoon on Matheson Drive. That is located off of Fowlertown Road, which is located off of Mize Road. Crews were first called out during the 3 p.m. hour and the fire was called […]

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