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Animal Shelter Overcrowded; Needs Community Support

July 14, 2015

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter continues to care for about 20 dogs seized from a Stephens County home last week. Authorities seized the dogs from a home on East Silver Shoals Road and charged the owner with multiple counts of animal cruelty. Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Executive Director Jeff Roberts said that those dogs...

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Stephens Co. Commission Meets Today

July 14, 2015

Stephens County Commissioners are meeting this morning for a regularly scheduled meeting. That meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Starting at 8:30 a.m., county commissioners will hold public hearings on amending the alcohol ordinance, as well as a public hearing on...

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Bike Rides Come Through Toccoa

July 13, 2015

Two bike rides get started in Toccoa. On Friday, two bike rides made their way through Stephens County. First on Friday morning, the “Ride Strong” bike ride left the Paul Anderson Park and made its way to Vidalia, Georgia, 207 miles away. Duane Mahon and Gary Bellamy were the coordinators for “Ride Strong.” Mahon...

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Work at Two GA 17 Intersections Starts Today, Says DOT

July 13, 2015

Traffic accessing two roads off of State Route 17 in Stephens County will be affected starting today as crews work on the intersections. The Georgia Department of Transportation says that part of Fieldcrest Drive and Meadowbrook Drive closest to Georgia Highway 17 will be closed beginning today for about 30 days, if weather permits....

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Update on Wednesday Wreck

July 13, 2015

Authorities have released more information on a wreck Wednesday in Stephens County. It happened on Wednesday at about 6:15 p.m. at the intersection of the Toccoa By-pass, or Georgia Highway 17, and Cawthon Road. The accident involved two vehicles. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, a 1999 GMC C6500 was...

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Franklin Co. Holding Three Public Hearings on Proposed Millage Increase

July 13, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Three public hearings are scheduled in Franklin County on the Board of Commissioner’s plan to raise the millage in fiscal 2016. The County’s new fiscal year began on July 1, but according to County Manager Beth Thomas, if the millage is not raised, the new fiscal budget will...

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Stephens BOE, TCC Both Holding Meetings Today

July 13, 2015

The Stephens County Board of Education is expected to formally set its millage rate at 20 mills for a second straight year at a meeting this morning. Stephens County school board members are set to gather at 7:30 a.m. at the Stephens County school system’s administrative offices on Mize Road to set the millage...

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SCDA Approves FY 16 Budget

July 10, 2015

The Stephens County Development Authority approves its budget for Fiscal Year 2016. Thursday, the Development Authority approved the budget for the fiscal year that started July 1 and runs through June 30, 2016. Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin said this year’s budget is nearly identical to last year’s. “Year to year,...

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HPC Rejects COA Request

July 10, 2015

Toccoa’s Historic Preservation Commission rejects a Certificate of Appropriateness request for a downtown building. Last week, the HPC considered Robert Crumley’s request to perform major exterior building renovations to the former Green’s Department Store at 26 Doyle Street. Back in May, the HPC met with Crumley on the property and gave preliminary approval for...

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Franklin BOC Agrees to Borrow to Make Ends Meet

July 10, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County will borrow the money it needs to meet its obligations through the end of the year. The Board of Commissioners signed off on the plan at their regular meeting last night in Carnesville. During their work session last week, County Manager Beth Thomas told the board...

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