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Stephens Co. Commission Approves Humane Shelter Funding

February 26, 2014
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Stephens County Commissioners agree to provide extra funding for the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter to get it through the remainder of the fiscal year. Tuesday, county commissioners voted unanimously to approve $57,640 to fund the shelter through June 30. The shelter made the request after spending the initial $284,000 budgeted by the city and...

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City Commission Appoves Shelter Funding

February 25, 2014
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Toccoa City Commissioners will provide additional funding to the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter. Monday, city commissioners unanimously approved a request from the Shelter for $57,640 in additional funding for the remainder of the fiscal year, which runs through June 30. The shelter made the request after spending the initial $284,000 budgeted by the city...

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Wilbros Hearing Continues Today

February 25, 2014
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A hearing on a request from Stephens County and the other plaintiffs in a civil suit against the Wilbros facility asking a judge to shut the facility down is scheduled to continue today. It started Monday in Stephens County Superior Court. During testimony, University of Georgia composting expert Dr. K.C. Das testified that he...

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

February 25, 2014
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The proposed Stephens County Land Use Ordinance will come before county commissioners at their meeting later today. Stephens County Commissioners are scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Commissioners will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a public hearing on the proposed...

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Toccoa Pool Project Out To Bid

February 25, 2014
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The city of Toccoa said Monday the Doyle Street Pool project continues to move forward. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse updated commissioners at their meeting on Monday. Morse said that the major work is now out to bid. According to Morse, the pool itself went out to bid first and on Monday, the pool house...

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Ga. DOT Announces Area Road Work

February 25, 2014
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The Georgia Department of Transportation said it has routine maintenance activities scheduled this week in Stephens and surrounding counties. In Stephens County, a crew will mow the rights of way alongside State Route 365. The DOT said the roadway shoulder will be closed as this work occurs. Moving to Franklin County, a crew will...

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Art Speaker Tonight in Toccoa

February 25, 2014
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The director of the Georgia Museum of Art will speak in Toccoa tonight. Bill Eiland will speak at a special program tonight at the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room, located at the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa. A reception will start at 5:30 p.m. and the program itself will start at 6 p.m. The...

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IRS Releases Initial Tax Season Statistics

February 25, 2014
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The Internal Revenue Service is releasing some initial statistics from the current tax season. The IRS recently released 2014 tax filing season national statistics that show that 15 percent more refunds were already issued this year, compared to 2013 figures. Also, the IRS said the average federal refund totaled $3,211, which is an increase...

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Wilbros Hearing Underway This Morning

February 24, 2014
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A hearing on a request from Stephens County and the other plaintiffs in a civil suit against the Wilbros facility asking a judge to shut the facility down is underway. It started this morning in Stephens County Superior Court. The purpose of the hearing is to consider a motion from the Plaintiffs for Contempt...

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Early Voting Starts Today in Stephens Co.

February 24, 2014
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Voters can start casting ballots today in the special election to pick someone to serve the remainder of the unexpired term of the late Harold Andrews on the Stephens County Commission. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said early voting gets underway today downstairs in the StephensCountyGovernmentBuilding in downtown Toccoa. “It begins today at 8...

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