Former Superintendent Responds to FY 2013 School System Audit

Former Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten speaks on the school system’s Fiscal Year 2013 audit. State auditors released the report last week and cited numerous things they identified as problems. Whiten, who was superintendent during Fiscal Year 2013, said she was not surprised to see some audit findings. “The audit results were not totally unexpected given on the way things […]

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Stephens Co. Awards Emergency Communications Equipment Bids

Stephens County will purchase more than a million dollars of new equipment to upgrade the county’s emergency communications at the E-911 facility. Tuesday, county commissioners voted 3 to 2 to purchase a recorder, phone system, radio console, and infrastructure upgrade for emergency communications. On the recorder, Stephens County Commissioners went with the bid for a new recorder from Quality Recording […]

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Corps Launches Free Savannah District Mobile App

A free mobile application now puts lake and rainfall data at arms’ reach for those interested in conditions of the Corps-operated Savannah River reservoirs and river gauges. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District announced recently that it has launched a free app available for users of Apple, Google and Amazon mobile devices. To download, simply search for U-S-A-C-E […]

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Dorsey Responds to School System FY 13 Audit Report

Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said Tuesday there were not any surprises in the school system’s Fiscal Year 2013 audit. State auditors released the final audit report on Friday. Dorsey said it collaborates what they have uncovered since he arrived and began working on the issue on May. “We want to make sure that the community knows that we […]

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Stephens Co. Commission To Meet This Morning

Stephens County Commissioners are expected to re-visit the issue of building permit fees at their meeting today. County commissioners are scheduled to meet at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. The Stephens County Commission first discussed the matter last month, specifically looking at commercial building permit fees. Also on today’s meeting […]

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State Releases FY13 Stephens Co. School System Audit

The Stephens County school system’s Fiscal Year 2013 audit report from the state shows numerous deficiencies. State auditors released the Stephens County school system’s Fiscal Year 2013 audit report late Friday afternoon. In that report, auditors first state that the Stephens County school system failed to balance its budget in Fiscal Year 2013, resulting in a deficit fund balance. According […]

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