Rabun Co. Man Arrested for Child Pornography

By WRBN Radio, Clayton Federal agents arrest a Rabun County man on child pornography charges after an international investigation that took place over the course of nearly one year. According to court documents, authorities in New Zealand began investigating 35 year old Christopher Welcher, a Rabun County resident, in connection to child pornography back in July of 2014. The authorities […]

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Franklin Co. Holds Public Hearing on FY 16 Budget

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia It was another low turnout Tuesday at a public hearing in Franklin County prior to the county commission passing its Fiscal Year 2016 budget. Only two citizens showed up to the Franklin County Justice Center in Carnesville Tuesday to comment on Franklin County’s plan to increase next year’s budget and raise property taxes. Franklin […]

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Stephens Co. Approves FY 16 Budget

Stephens County Commissioners set the county government’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget. On Tuesday, the county commission voted 4 to 1 to approve the budget for the fiscal year that starts on July 1. That budget totals about $21.62 million overall. About $12.97 million of that is in the general fund budget, which is about $70,000 more than what was budgeted […]

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USFS: No Fireworks On Forest Service Land

While Georgia is legalizing the sale of consumer fireworks starting in just a few days, the U.S. Forest Service says the law does not change on federal land. The Forest Service said that with the Fourth of July holiday approaching, it is reminding residents, visitors, and campers that all types of fireworks are prohibited in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest and […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Sets Tentative Millage Rate

The Stephens County Board of Education plans to leave the millage rate at 20 mills for a second year. At a special called meeting on Monday, all board members present voted unanimously to set the tentative millage rate for this year at 20 mills. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said that the 20 mill tax rate will result in […]

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Stephens Co. Commission To Meet Today

The Stephens County Commission is expected to finalize its Fiscal Year 2016 budget later today at its regularly scheduled meeting. County commissioners will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. During the meeting, county commissioners are expected to consider a motion to adopt the Fiscal Year 2016 budget. The […]

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Toccoa Commission Holds Regular Meeting

The city of Toccoa will now allow its employees to credit a certain amount of unused sick leave time towards their years of service when it comes to retirement. On Monday, the city commission unanimously approved an ordinance to amend and re-state the employee retirement plan to that effect. The changes were also approved as part of revisions to the […]

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