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Stephens Co. Sets Qualifying Fees for County Commission, BOE

January 15, 2014

Stephens County sets its qualifying fees for this year’s General Election ballot. County commissioners voted unanimously to set the qualifying fees for both the Stephens County Commission and Stephens County Board of Education races on the ballot this year at Tuesday’s meeting. The fees are set at three percent of the position’s base salary,...

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Stephens Co. Relay for Life Kick-off Thursday

January 15, 2014

The American Cancer Society is getting ready to start up another Relay for Life campaign in Stephens County. This year’s Relay for Life Kick-off Event is scheduled for Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church on Tugalo Street in downtown Toccoa. American Cancer Society Stephens County Community Manager Tracey Long said...

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Students Back at S. Hart Elementary

January 15, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia South Hart Elementary School students are back in class after having most of last week off due to damage from last week’s freezing temperatures. When the sub-zero cold hit last Tuesday, pipes burst at South Hart Elementary, affecting seven classrooms, five hallways and the main atrium. Hart County...

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Fry Named Toccoa Mayor for 2014

January 14, 2014

Gail Fry will serve as Mayor for Toccoa in 2014. Monday, the city commission unanimously voted to have Fry take over as Mayor for the next 12 months. The commission selects a mayor and vice-mayor from among itself each year. Fry said she looked forward to serving as Mayor. “We have a great commission,”...

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Savannah Lane, Part of Adjacent Alley to be Abandoned

January 14, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners make the final decision to abandon Savannah Lane and part of an adjacent alley. Commissioners once again heard the final reading of that proposed abandonment Monday. The First United Methodist Church requested the abandonment, stating that they own all of the property around what is proposed to be abandoned and would...

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Ga. Trust Receives Grant for Work at Travelers’ Rest

January 14, 2014

A local historic site will receive funding to help with rehabilitation and maintenance efforts. The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation announced recently that the Terrell Family Foundation, a Georgia based non-profit organization, has awarded a $4,000 grant to the Georgia Trust to go towards work at Travelers Rest State Historic Site. Travelers Rest was...

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DOT Announces Road Work Schedule

January 14, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation is announcing its road work schedule for the upcoming week in Stephens and surrounding counties. In Stephens County, a crew will inspect drainage pipes under State Routes 328 and 17. Moving to Franklin County, a crew will trim the vegetation in the rights of way and mow the slopes...

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

January 14, 2014

The Stephens County Commission will get its year started with a meeting this morning. County commissioners are meeting at 8:30 a.m. today for their first regularly scheduled meeting of 2014. The meeting will take place in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Stephens County Commissioners will start with...

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Toccoa Boil Water Advisory Lifted

January 13, 2014

  The city of Toccoa boil water advisory is over.   Toccoa city officials lifted the advisory Saturday afternoon.   The city said that at about 1 p.m. Saturday, the city notified the Georgia Environmental Protection Division that all water system samples tested negative for harmful bacteria.   That means none was found and...

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Toccoa Named Ga. Main Street “GEM”

January 13, 2014

The Toccoa Main Street program receives special recognition from the state of Georgia. Last week, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs announced that Toccoa is one of five Main Street programs to be named in the first class of the Georgia Exceptional Main Streets, or GEMS, program. Toccoa was selected along with Bainbridge, Greensboro,...

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