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Stephens Co. BOE Sets Millage Rate

July 17, 2013

The Stephens County Board of Education leaves its millage rate unchanged for another year. Tuesday, the Board of Education voted unanimously to keep the school system’s millage rate at 18.4 mills again this year. The school system’s millage rate has remained at 18.4 mills since 2007. Meanwhile, school system officials say that the tax...

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Next Court Date Set For Wilbros Hearing

July 17, 2013

The next hearing date in the Wilbros’ civil suit is scheduled for next month. Stephens County Attorney Brian Ranck said Tuesday that Judge Robert Adamson has scheduled a hearing for August 7 at 9:30 a.m. at the Stephens County Government Building. The evidentiary hearing on August 7 is designed to help reach a new...

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Lake Hartwell Level Still Up

July 17, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Despite two spillway releases last week and an increase in outflow over the weekend, Lake Hartwell remains over full pool. As of late Monday, the lake stood at 664.6 feet above mean sea level, above full pool of 660 feet. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Spokesman Billy Birdwell...

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Shelter Director Negotiations Continue

July 17, 2013

Negotiations continue between the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter and its choice for the job as shelter director. Tuesday, the shelter board met and approved modifications to its offer to Jeff Roberts of Norfolk, Virginia. The board had offered Roberts the position at its meeting last week and entered into negotiations with him over terms...

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Franklin Co. Moving Voting Precinct Consolidation Hearing

July 17, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A change in the location for a scheduled public hearing regarding the Franklin County Board of Elections’ plan to consolidate voting precincts. The hearing was originally set for August 6 at 6 p.m. at the Elections and Registrations Office in Carnesville. Now, Franklin County Elections Superintendent Tess Eubanks...

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Stephens Co. BOE Expected to Name New Member Today

July 16, 2013

The Stephens County Board of Education is expected to name its new board member at a meeting tonight. Board members are expected to choose from three candidates during their regularly scheduled meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Stephens County School System Administrative Offices on Mize Road in Toccoa. Last Thursday, the school board interviewed...

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Stephens Co. Still Unsure If Avalon Qualifies for SPLOST Proceeds

July 16, 2013

Stephens County is putting the finishing touches on the SPLOST VI referendum that will go before voters this fall. Representatives from Stephens County, along with Toccoa, Martin, and Avalon met Monday for a joint meeting at the historic Stephens County Courthouse to continue SPLOST VI discussions. Stephens County Attorney Brian Ranck said he has...

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SCDA Offers Annual Report to City, County

July 16, 2013

The yearly report from the Stephens County Development Authority shows that job creation in the county dipped in the last 12 months. Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin presented his yearly report for Fiscal Year 2012-2013 to Toccoa City and Stephens County Commissioners last week. Martin said that for this past fiscal year, there...

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Franklin Co. Voting Precinct Consolidation Plan Clarified

July 16, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Franklin County Board of Elections is clarifying its plan to consolidate voting precincts and adding that it remains open to suggestions. Last month, Franklin County Elections Superintendent Tess Eubanks told the Franklin County Commission that the elections board voted in March to consolidate precincts from the current...

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Corps Announces New Savannah District Commander

July 16, 2013

The Savannah District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is scheduled to receive a new commander later this week. The Corps reports that Col. Thomas J. Tickner will take command of the Savannah District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from Col. Jeffrey M. Hall in a formal ceremony on Friday in...

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