Stephens Co. Looks At Building Permit and Inspection Fees

Stephens County will continue to look at its building permit fees. County commissioners discussed the current fee schedule on Tuesday. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that Stephens County’s fees are very competitive. “We are pretty much the lowest around us,” said Ayers. For example, a 4272 square foot commercial building permit total cost in Stephens County is $1,095.20. White […]

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Stephens Co. To Purchase Bucket Truck, Chipper

Stephens County will purchase a bucket truck and chipper to help the Public Works Department remove or trim back trees more efficiently. Tuesday, county commissioners unanimously approved the purchase of a used bucket truck and a used chipper in the total amount of $70,000. The county is using SPLOST V money to make the purchase. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers […]

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Lavonia Police Receive State Certification

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Lavonia Police Department is state certified again after recently receiving its third State Certification from the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle said state certification means his department and officers hold to the highest standards of law enforcement. “State Certification is a program Georgia law enforcement agencies may […]

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Toccoa-Stephens Co. Humane Shelter Director Receives Six Month Contract Extension

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Board votes to extend the contract of Shelter Director Jeff Roberts for another six months. Board members approved that by a unanimous vote at their meeting Monday. Roberts’ original one-year contract was set to expire on August 1. Shelter Board Chair Stanley London said the six-month extension gives the board further time to evaluate Roberts […]

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Animal Shelter Followed Policy in Adopting Out Dogs Turned in by Man’s Friends, Says Board Chair

A man whose friends took his dogs to the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter while he was out of town will not get them back after they have been adopted to new homes. The shelter board announced that decision had been made on Monday. Last month, Thomas Powell spoke before Stephens County Commissioners and the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter. He said […]

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Main Street Toccoa Receives National Accreditation

Main Street Toccoa again receives national accreditation. Last month, Main Street Toccoa was designated as an accredited National Main Street Program for the 15th year. Main Street Toccoa Director Connie Tabor said it is an honor to receive the recognition again this year. “We are excited to receive the accreditation for the 15th year in a row and it is […]

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Stephens Co. Commissioners Meeting This Morning

Stephens County Commissioners are scheduled to meet this morning for a regularly scheduled meeting. Today’s meeting is set to start at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. During the meeting, Stephens County Commissioners are expected to discuss possible building permit fees. Also, county commissioners are scheduled to consider motions to approve […]

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NGTC Currahee Campus Librarian Retires

North Georgia Technical College has said ‘farewell’ to long time Currahee Campus librarian Dawn Adams. Adams retired on June 30 after serving the community for nearly 40 years. She worked at Toccoa Falls College for 12 years before joining North Georgia Technical College in 1986. Adams started with the library at the Clarkesville campus, then moved to the Currahee Campus […]

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