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Rabun Co. Man Arrested for Child Pornography

June 25, 2015

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...

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Franklin Co. Holds Public Hearing on FY 16 Budget

June 25, 2015

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...

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Stephens Co. Approves FY 16 Budget

June 24, 2015

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...

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Service Thursday in Toccoa to Show Support for Charleston

June 24, 2015

A number of Stephens County churches are coming together this week in a show of support for Charleston, South Carolina and Emanuel A.M.E. Church. A inter-denominational community church service will take place in Toccoa on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church on Tugalo Street. St. Matthias Episcopal Church Rector the...

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SCSO Arrests Man Wanted in Westminster for Attempted Murder

June 24, 2015

Stephens County authorities apprehend a man wanted in South Carolina on a charge of attempted murder. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, authorities were told to be on the lookout for a vehicle entering Georgia by way of U.S. Highway 123 from South Carolina late in the evening of June 19. Shirley said...

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Stephens Co. School System To Have Energy Audit Done

June 24, 2015

The Stephens County School System is allowing a company to examine whether or not the school system could upgrade some of its equipment and pay for it with the money saved through lower energy costs. Last week, the Stephens County Board of Education voted unanimously to sign a letter of intent with a company...

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USFS: No Fireworks On Forest Service Land

June 24, 2015

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...

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Stephens Co. BOE Sets Tentative Millage Rate

June 23, 2015

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...

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Stephens Co. Commission To Meet Today

June 23, 2015

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...

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Toccoa Commission Holds Regular Meeting

June 23, 2015

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...

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