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Ga. DOT Announces Road Work

October 8, 2012

The Georgia Department of Transportation said it will mow along a number of area roadways this week in northeast Georgia. According to the DOT, the work will take place between Tuesday and Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. if weather permits, as today is a state government holiday. In Stephens County, the DOT...

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Toccoa Commission To Meet Monday

October 6, 2012

Toccoa City Commissioners are set to consider approving a new Local Option Sales Tax distribution with Stephens County and the town of Martin at their meeting Monday. City commissioners are set to meet at 5 p.m. Monday (October 8) at Toccoa City Hall for a regularly scheduled meeting. Under the agreement being proposed, Stephens...

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Currahee Military Weekend Getting Underway

October 5, 2012

Final preparations are underway for the annual Currahee Military Weekend. The 12th annual Currahee Military Weekend takes place today through Sunday. The annual event honors the men who trained at Camp Toccoa at the foot of Currahee Mountain to become paratroopers during World War II. Stephens County Historical Society Executive Director Brenda Carlan said...

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More Arrests in Home Invasion

October 5, 2012

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says four additional arrests have been made in connection with the Sunday night home invasion in Martin. More information will be released as it becomes available. The home invasion occurred Sunday evening at around 9:30 p.m. on Waters Edge Drive in Martin. According to the sheriff, four subjects, armed...

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Currahee Club Updates Local Leaders

October 5, 2012

The Currahee Club updates local leaders. Officials from both Toccoa and Stephens County gathered at the development on the shores of Lake Hartwell Thursday to receive an update on the development’s progress from Managing Director Andrew Ward. Landology Hartwell, LLC took over ownership of the 1,200-acre development located off of Oak Valley Road last...

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T-SC Chamber Issues Scam Alert

October 5, 2012

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce is issuing a scam alert to its members. In an e-mail this week, the Chamber reported that it was notified that a company has been contacting Chamber members selling ads for a Stephens County map and saying it is for the Chamber. According to the Chamber, the company’s...

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Energy Efficient Sales Tax Holiday Underway

October 5, 2012

A sales tax holiday is set for this weekend in Georgia on purchases of WaterSense-labeled products and ENERGY STAR products. The sales tax holiday will start Friday, October 5 at 12:01 a.m. and will continue through the weekend until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 7. During the holiday, ENERGY STAR and WaterSense-labeled products with...

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Franklin Passes Commission Spending Moratorium

October 5, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County will be cracking down on future travel and travel expenses for county commissioners. At the Franklin County Commission meeting Monday, Commission Vice-Chair Clint Harper said the county is paying too much for commissioners attending seminars and meetings in other cities. Harper said one commissioner in particular,...

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Debate Over Charter Schools Amendment Continues

October 4, 2012

The debate over the charter schools amendment that will be on the ballot this November in Georgia continues. Tuesday, the Stephens County School System held a forum at the Tugaloo Center for the Performing Arts at Stephens County High School on the amendment. Prior to the public forum, a similar presentation was held for...

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Stephens Co. Implementing Social Media Policy

October 4, 2012

Stephens County government is implementing a new policy to deal with the issue of social media. County Commissioners unanimously approved the new policy at their meeting last Tuesday, September 25. According to Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers, the policy comes recommended by both the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia and the Georgia Municipal...

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