Ga. Secretary of State Investigating Merger of Stephens Co. Probate, Registrar’s Offices

The Georgia Secretary of State’s Office is looking into the decision earlier this year by Stephens County to combine its Registrar’s Office with the Probate Judge’s office. On Wednesday, the Secretary of State’s Office confirmed that it currently had an open investigation into Stephens County over the matter. According to the initial incident report provided by the Secretary of State’s […]

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Work Resumes On Downtown Building

A local building owner has resumed work on his building. The Toccoa Planning Office said that it has granted a building permit for work on the inside of the former Green’s Department Store at 26 Doyle Street. In addition, painting has taken place on the front of the building. That building, owned by Robert Crumley, had received a cease and […]

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Concert to Benefit Humane Shelter

A concert coming up next month will help raise money for the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter. The animal shelter is presenting an Elvis Tribute Artist Concert on September 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Stephens County High School’s Tugaloo Center for the Performing Arts in Toccoa. This concert will star Cody Ray Slaughter with the David Fontana Band. Peggy Chambers with […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Approve Bids for Road Work

Stephens County is ready to move forward with miles of street re-surfacing. On Tuesday, the Stephens County Commission unanimously voted to award two bids for street re-surfacing to C.W. Matthews, Inc. One bid is for $1,575,608.61 and includes just over 20 miles in roads, while the other bid is for $172,257.20 for the re-surfacing of Memorial Drive between the Toccoa […]

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Stephens Co. Approves Bids for Fire Station Buildings

Stephens County is also putting everything in place to move forward with construction on three new volunteer fire department stations in the county. Tuesday, county commissioners unanimously approved motions to award the plumbing contract and the construction of the fire station buildings and concrete flooring. Haygood Plumbing and Associate, Inc. received the plumbing contract at a cost of $6,100 per […]

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County Waives Building Permit Fees; Grants E911 Address Variance

Stephens County Commissioners will waive building permit fees for a local company expanding its facilities. Tuesday, the county commission unanimously voted to waive around $39,000 in building permit fees for ASI related to its expansion in the Meadowbrook Industrial Park. County officials note that as part of that expansion, ASI donated its current Highway 123 plant that it will be […]

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