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Stephens Co. Unemployment Up in December

January 25, 2013

2012 ends with an increase in the unemployment rate for Stephens County. According to figures released this week by the Georgia Department of Labor, Stephens County’s preliminary unemployment rate for December came in at 9.2 percent. That is six-tenths of a percent higher than the revised November rate of 8.6 percent. In the month...

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Lavonia Talking About Ball Field Complex With Franklin Co. Recreation Dept.

January 25, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The City of Lavonia is in talks with the Franklin County Recreation Department about a different lease option for the Lavonia ball fields. Last year, the Franklin County Little League used the field and the city paid for the ball field upkeep. However, at a called meeting earlier...

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Toccoa Remembers Jake McNiece

January 24, 2013

Toccoa remembers Jake McNiece. The World War II and Camp Toccoa veteran passed away earlier this week at the home of his son. Stephens County Historical Society Executive Director Brenda Carlan says that McNiece was a paratrooper who trained for the war in Toccoa and became the leader of a group of men known...

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Hwy. 17 Widening Still Moving Forward in Stephens Co.

January 24, 2013

The widening of Highway 17 in Stephens County to four lanes appears to continue to move forward. According to Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope, seven companies bid on the first phase of the widening, which is the southern end of the project between Franklin County and Scott Road. The low bid received...

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“New Harmonies” Wrapping Up in Toccoa

January 24, 2013

The “New Harmonies” exhibit is wrapping up this week in Toccoa. The “New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music” traveling Smithsonian exhibit will remain on display at the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room through Saturday. The Mitchell Allen Meeting Room is located at the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa. The exhibit, which is free to...

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Toccoa Commission Watching Cash Flow

January 24, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners say they want to talk about cash flow and the Commission Reserve Account at an upcoming work session scheduled for next month. During their meeting Tuesday, commissioners ratified a decision to borrow another $520,000 from the CRA to cover an invoice due to the Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia this month....

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Stephens Co. Says It Will Cite Property Owners if Address Not Posted Properly

January 24, 2013

Stephens County officials said this week the county plans to crack down on those who have not posted their correct E-911 address properly. According to an announcement from Stephens County’s E-911 Department, many residents still have not posted their designated E-911 street address as required by the county’s posting ordinance. Stephens County E-911 Director...

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No More Stickers At Convenience Sites Starting March 1 in Stephens Co.

January 23, 2013

Starting March 1, Stephens County will no longer require stickers to dump trash at one of the county’s convenience sites. On Tuesday, county commissioners unanimously approved a motion to eliminate the stickers beginning on that date with the following stipulations, no commercial waste and Stephens County residents only. Stephens County Commission Chairman Stanley London...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Supports Bed Tax

January 23, 2013

As the proposed extension of the so-called hospital bed tax continues to make its way through the Georgia General Assembly, hospitals are making their thoughts known. The Georgia Senate passed a bill earlier this month that would allow the tax to be extended by allowing the state’s Department of Community Health to levy the...

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TCC Accepts Bids

January 23, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners accept a bid for more work involving the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. Tuesday, city commissioners unanimously approved a bid for a preservation plan, design plan, and economic study of the Schaefer Center from Historical Integrity, LLC in the amount of $6,000. The bid from Historical Integrity was the lowest of...

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