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Stephens Co. Commission Meets Today

July 23, 2013

Stephens County Commissioners are expected to officially set the county’s millage rate for 2013 and approve a SPLOST VI resolution and intergovernmental agreement at their meeting later today. County commissioners are proposing to maintain the county’s millage rate at 11.32 mills. That is the same millage rate as the county had last year. The...

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Tilley Ready to Start on Stephens Co. Board of Education

July 23, 2013

The newest member of the Stephens County Board of Education says he is ready to get started. Steve Tilley spoke with AM 630 WNEG Monday. The Board of Education voted last week to appoint Tilley to serve the remainder of the term held originally by Jerry Steele, representing District 1, Post 2 on the...

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Toccoa Receives Grant Money From GMA

July 23, 2013

The city of Toccoa receives nearly eight thousand dollars in grant funds to help purchase equipment designed to provide a safer work environment for city employees. On Monday, the Georgia Municipal Association awarded Toccoa a Safety Grant for just over $4,000 and a Liability Grant of just under $3,900. Toccoa has used that money...

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Teen Found Safe on Lake Hartwell

July 23, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A South Carolina teen that went missing on Lake Hartwell Sunday night is safe. Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Officer Craig Fulgum said the boy, identified as 15-year-old Noah Day of Piedmont, South Carolina went missing Sunday night near Sadler Creek State Park on U.S. Highway...

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Job Fair for Offenders Wednesday

July 23, 2013

The Georgia Department of Labor is sponsoring a job fair for offenders to meet with employers Wednesday (July 24). The state’s Department of Corrections, Toccoa Probation Office, and Toccoa and Habersham Career Centers of the Georgia Department of Labor are sponsoring the fair for offenders Wednesday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Ruby...

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Oconee, SC Fire Considered Arson

July 22, 2013

Authorities in Oconee County, South Carolina have said they consider a Friday morning fire near the Georgia-South Carolina state line a case of suspected arson. Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Jimmy Watt said that investigators are following leads regarding the case at this time. The fire occurred early Friday morning on Cleveland Pike Road...

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Back to School Bash Date Set

July 22, 2013

It is one month until the start of school and the Stephens County School System is finalizing plans for an annual back-to-school event. This year’s “Back to School Bash” is set for August 22 at Stephens County High School. Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten said that this year’s “Back to School Bash” will...

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Storms Dump More Rain

July 22, 2013

Toccoa receives more heavy rain as storms move through the area. Storms and heavy rain that moved through the area last night dumped another 1.66 inches of rain on downtown Toccoa. That puts downtown Toccoa over 53 inches of rain for the year to date. The total rainfall amount for all of last year...

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Hospital Finances Tight Three-Fourths Of Way Into Fiscal Year

July 22, 2013

Stephens County Hospital is watching the bottom line closely through some tight financial times. During the Hospital Authority’s regularly monthly meeting last week, hospital officials reported that the hospital encountered another tough month from a revenue perspective in June. According to Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell, the hospital is experiencing a rough year...

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Toccoa Police Officer Injured in Chase, Man Charged

July 22, 2013

A Toccoa Police officer is recovering from injuries suffered after an individual flees from authorities. It occurred last Monday night, according to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell. Jarrell said it started just after 11 p.m. last Monday when Officer Shuk Hamdan was investigating a suspicious vehicle in the area of Toccoa Elementary School and...

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