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Roberts Agrees to Offer To Take Over As Shelter Director

July 18, 2013

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter gets its man. Shelter Board Chair Harold Andrews said Wednesday that Jeff Roberts of Norfolk, Virginia has verbally accepted the shelter board’s offer to take its shelter director position. Andrews said he is overjoyed to have Roberts officially come on board. “He is enthusiastic and I firmly believe and...

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Shelter Investigating Controversy Over Dog

July 18, 2013

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter board is investigating a situation regarding a woman who says the shelter will not give her her dog back. Briana Martin wrote a letter to the Toccoa Record last week and appeared before the shelter board Tuesday. According to Martin, she and her husband rescued the dog a couple...

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Tilley Fills Steele’s School Board Seat

July 17, 2013

The Stephens County Board of Education fills its vacant seat. Tuesday, the school board voted to appoint Steve Tilley to fill the seat vacated at the end of last month by Jerry Steele representing District 1, Post 2 on the Stephens County Board of Education. The Board of Education’s vote to appoint Tilley was...

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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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