MLK Schedule Announced

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Local governments are announcing their schedules for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Stephens County government offices and Toccoa City Hall will both be closed on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. In the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recyclables scheduled to be picked up on Monday, January 18th will be picked up on Tuesday, January […]

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HPC Approves COA for Albemarle Hotel Work

A developer continues efforts to get started on rehabilitating a downtown Toccoa landmark. Last week, the Toccoa Historic Preservation Commission voted to approve a Certificate of Appropriateness for more work on the historic Albemarle Hotel at the corner of Alexander and Tugalo streets. The original proposal put before the HPC last week by Alden Parker asked for permission to install […]

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NGTC Honors Pharmacy Tech, Medical Assisting Students

North Georgia Technical College celebrates Pharmacy Technology and Medical Assisting student achievements The school recently celebrated Pharmacy Technology and Medical Assisting students’ completion of their academic coursework as they earned their professional pins in their respective programs. Twenty-five students received their professional pins in Medical Assisting and nine students received their pins in Pharmacy Technology on December 10 at Clegg […]

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Stephens Co. Considering Sign Ordinance

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Stephens County is considering putting a sign ordinance in place for the county. Commissioners talked about the possibility at their work session on Tuesday. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said she is bringing this to commissioners because members of the public have come to her asking the county to look at the matter. “We have a request from citizens to get […]

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County Recognizes Pulliam for Service

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Stephens County honors an outgoing volunteer fire chief coordinator. At Tuesday’s Stephens County Commission meeting, the board honored Stacy Pulliam who ended his time as the county’s Volunteer Fire Chief Coordinator at the end of December. County Commission Chairman Dennis Bell said he appreciates Pulliam’s service to the county. “Stacy has done an excellent job, not only as Fire Coordinator […]

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Woman Arrested on Child Molestation Charges

A Stephens County woman faces charges in connection to allegations of child molestation. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that 40-year-old Julia Cecilia Henson of Toccoa was arrested on December 15 and charged with Aggravated Child Molestation and Statutory Rape. Shirley said the charges stem from alleged sexual misconduct occurring in the city of Toccoa with a child under the […]

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Hart Co. Lands German Company

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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Hart County attracts a German company that will bring with it hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in investment. LINDE + WIEMANN announced Tuesday it is planning to locate its first U.S. plant in the Gateway II Industrial Park in Hart County. Linde + Wiemann is a privately-held, mid-sized German company specializing in […]

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Stephens Co. Gets Clean Audit Report

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Stephens County receives a clean Fiscal Year 2015 audit. On Tuesday, County Administrator Phyllis Ayers presented the results of the audit from Mauldin and Jenkins to the county commission. Ayers said that a clean opinion was given to the county by auditors. She added that the county has a strong fund balance. “Our fund balance, $8.8 million,” said Ayers. “That […]

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Hearing Held On Proposed Nuisance Ordinance Changes

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Stephens County begins the process for making a few changes to its nuisance ordinance. A public hearing on the proposed changes took place at the start of Tuesday’s Stephens County Commission meeting. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that the proposed changes have to do with putting more strength into policies approved by the county commission last year for the county’s […]

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