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Carson Completes TCSG Training

December 18, 2013

A North Georgia Tech official is honored for completing state-level training. North Georgia Technical College Vice President for Administration Carol Carson was recently recognized for completing the Technical College System of Georgia Administrative Services Executive Academy.  Carson was presented with a certificate of completion for demonstrating professional education and commitment to their profession by...

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New City Commissioners Sworn In

December 17, 2013

Toccoa swears in its two incoming city commissioners. Judge Bob Struble gave the oath of office to Commissioners-Elect Jeanette Jamieson and Evan Hellenga during Monday’s meeting. Jamieson and Hellenga are replacing outgoing commissioners Andy Pavliscsak and Ron Seib. Mayor David Austin said Toccoa appreciates Pavliscsak’s and Seib’s contributions to the city. “I have been...

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Savannah Lane Abandonment Tabled Again

December 17, 2013

The proposed abandonment of Savannah Lane and part of an adjacent alley in Toccoa remains on the table. Monday, commissioners once again took up the second reading of the proposed abandonment that the Toccoa First United Methodist Church has requested. The church owns all of the property surrounding Savannah Lane and the part of...

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Fire Destroys Gumlog Home

December 17, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia An elderly woman is safe and staying with friends after her home burned to the ground Sunday night in the Gumlog community. It happened about 8 p.m. Sunday on the 800 block of Lakeshore Drive off  State Route 328. Homeowner Louise Fletcher said she was already in bed...

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County Landfill Officially Capped, Closed

December 17, 2013

Stephens County officially gets its landfill closed. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers announced last week that Fort Lamar Services had completed the third and final phase of landfill closure. Ayers said that even though the landfill has been capped off and closed, the issue is not completely over. “It goes into the post-closure phase, which...

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EPD Solid Waste Rule Change Comment Deadline Today

December 17, 2013

Today is the deadline to submit written comments to the Georgia EPD regarding proposed changes to rules affecting composting facilities in the state.  State officials said they must have the comments by 4:30 p.m. today, which is the close of business. Comments can be e-mailed to [email protected] and should include “solid waste rule amendments”...

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Stephens Co. Receives Clean FY 2013 Audit

December 16, 2013

Stephens County receives a clean audit report for Fiscal Year 2013. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers presented the audit findings to county commissioners at their meeting last Tuesday. Ayers said that Mauldin and Jenkins of Atlanta provided a clean finding to the county on the audit, which is what a government wants to receive in...

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Toccoa City Commission To Meet Today

December 16, 2013

The Toccoa City Commission will wrap up its calendar year today with its final regularly scheduled meeting for 2013. Toccoa City Commissioners are scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. today at ToccoaCity Hall. Today marks the final regularly scheduled meeting for outgoing City Commissioners Ron Seib and Andy Pavliscsak. During today’s meeting, Judge Bob...

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Work Continues on Currahee Beautification Project Efforts

December 16, 2013

Progress appears to be continuing on multiple fronts on cleanup efforts on Currahee Street in the city of Toccoa. City Commissioner Terry Carter provided an update last Monday on efforts associated with the Currahee Beautification Project. That is an effort of Toccoa and Stephens County government and private citizens underway to clean up properties...

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Ga. DOT Announces Road Work for the Week

December 16, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation is announcing road work in Stephens and surrounding counties this week. DOT officials said that in Stephens County, a crew will inspect drainage pipes under State Routes 328 and 17.   Elsewhere, a crew in Franklin County will reset the grade of the shoulders alongside State Route 328 to...

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