Stephens Co. Commission Approves Paving Work

Stephens County will have just over 7 miles of roadway paved after approving a million dollar contract. Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners unanimously approved a bid of nearly $1.02 million from Colditz Trucking Co. for paving work. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said the county will be able to pave 7.33 miles of county roads through this contract, part of which […]

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Job Fair Friday In Stephens Co.

An annual job fair comes to Stephens County Friday. It is the eighth annual Northeast Georgia Job Fair and Career Expo on Friday from noon to 3 p.m. at the Currahee Campus of North Georgia Technical College, located on Highway 17 between Toccoa and Martin, in Stephens County. The Georgia Department of Labor’s Toccoa Career Center organizes the event. Toccoa […]

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Rain Not Upping Lake Levels Yet

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia All of the rain over the past few days has not put a dent in the lake levels yet. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Hartwell Lake remains about five feet below full pool. Corps spokesman Billy Birdwell said that means the Drought Trigger Level 1 status issued recently will not be […]

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No Widespread Damage After Tuesday Morning Storms

Officials said there was no major widespread damage after severe storms moved through Toccoa and Stephens County Tuesday morning. Stephens County was under a tornado warning for a time Tuesday between 7:50 a.m. and 8:45 a.m., but the National Weather Service said it did not have any reports of confirmed tornado touchdowns. County authorities reported that there were trees down […]

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City Commission Approves Insurance Plan, Manhole Replacement

Toccoa City Commissioners approve the health insurance policy for city employees next year. Commissioners unanimously approved that at their meeting Monday. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that the current provider will charge the city an eight percent increase in the rate starting on January 1. With the rate increase and what commissioners approved on Monday, city employees with an […]

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Former Rabun Shelter Director Loses Sentence Appeal

By Charles Robertson, WRBN Radio, Clayton The former director of the Boggs Mountain Animal Shelter in Rabun County is denied a motion for a reduced sentence. Lowanda “Peanut” Kilby was in a Rabun County Courtroom Tuesday before Mountain Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Russell Smith. Her attorney, Tim Healy, argued for a reduction in her sentence from the original 15 […]

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City Pursues State Funds For Road-Related Work

Toccoa is pursuing state funding for further road improvements in the city. At their work session and meeting Monday, city commissioners looked at two state funding options for road-related projects in the city. First, commissioners considered the 2015 LMIG Project List. LMIG stands for Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant and is state money that the city receives each year to […]

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