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Ga. DOT Honors Franklin Man For Helping Avalon Mayor

December 13, 2013

A Franklin County man receives recognition from the Georgia Department of Transportation. Recently, DOT Commissioner Keith Golden presented the December Commissioner’s Customer Service Commendation to Robby Oliver. The DOT said Oliver was honored for his exemplary assistance to Avalon Mayor Linda Dean. Dean said Oliver was very helpful in walking her through the entire process...

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Collins Legislation Passes House

December 13, 2013

Legislation authored by 9th District Representative Doug Collins passes the U.S. House. House Resolution 1992, which is known as The Israel Qualitative Military Edge Enhancement Act, was introduced by Collins, who is the Vice Chair of the Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee. Collins said that the legislation increases accountability and transparency in government as...

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Stephens Graduation Rate at All Time High

December 12, 2013

Stephens County’s graduation rate is at an all-time high. 2013 Graduation Rates released Wednesday by the Georgia Department of Education show that the Stephens County School System had a graduation rate of 90.8 percent in 2013. That is an increase of nearly 3.50 percentage points from the 2012 graduation rate of 87.33 percent. Stephens...

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Stephens Co. Looks to Start Public Facilities Authority

December 12, 2013

Stephens County is beginning an effort to create a new authority that could potentially serve as another way for local governments to borrow money needed for projects. Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners unanimously approved a motion to begin the process of creating what is called a Public Facilities Authority. The Stephens County Development Authority brought...

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Toccoa Native Wants to Create Community Memorial

December 12, 2013

A Toccoa native wants to create a community memorial site across the street from the Toccoa-Stephens County Boys and Girls Club on Whitman Street in Toccoa.  Roy Mayfield presented his idea to Toccoa City Commissioners on Monday.  He said he would like to utilize city-owned property right across the street from the Boys’ and...

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Stephens Co. To Look at Possible E-911 Communications Equipment Upgrades

December 12, 2013

Stephens County will take time to look at what equipment upgrades, if any, are needed for the county’s E-911 communications. Following an executive session on Tuesday, commissioners voted 4-1 to reject all bids for Stephens County Emergency Communications radio infrastructure, dispatch radio console, and telephone system maintenance agreement.  Commissioner Stanley London voted “no.” Then,...

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Accident Cleared on Toccoa By-pass

December 11, 2013

Everything is back to normal on the Toccoa By-pass after a two-vehicle accident earlier this afternoon. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said the accident happened between 1 and 1:30 p.m. at the intersection of the By-pass and Memorial Drive. Shirley said it involved a pick-up truck and a truck from Toccoa Service Gas and...

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Stephens Co. To Ask Corps to Let It Run Stephens Co. Day Use Area

December 11, 2013

Stephens County will reach out to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers about the county taking over operations of the Stephens County Day Use Area and keep it open. WNEG News had reported back on November 8 that the Corps of Engineers would close the Stephens County Day Use Area at the Georgia/South Carolina...

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SCSO Announces Drug Arrests

December 11, 2013

Recent drug investigations and operations by local authorities lead to multiple arrests. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said the arrests all happened between last Wednesday and Friday in unrelated incidents. First on Friday, Shirley said Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team agents acted on information that a man was transporting methamphetamine from the Tower...

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Lavonia Attorney Running for PSC

December 11, 2013

Lavonia attorney Doug Kidd is throwing his hat into the ring for the job of Georgia Public Service Commissioner for District 4. That district includes Stephens County and most of North Georgia.  Kidd announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination last week.  He is running against incumbent District 4 Commissioner Lauren “Bubba” McDonald, who...

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