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STIP Open House Tonight

October 25, 2012

The Georgia Department of Transportation will hold the first of two open houses on its Draft 2013-2016 Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan, or STIP, this evening in northeast Georgia. The open house is tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. at Helen City Hall at 25 Alpenrosen Street in Helen. Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri...

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JROTC Director Retiring at SCHS

October 25, 2012

The couple who has led the Stephens County JROTC program since its inception is retiring later this year. The Stephens County Board of Education has accepted the retirement of Lieutenant Colonel Phil Baker and his wife Jocqueline Baker. Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten said that the Bakers have done a great job directing...

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Jail Payments Now Coming Out of General Fund

October 25, 2012

Stephens County is now making payments on the debt associated with the new Stephens County Jail out of its general fund. On Tuesday, Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers told the Stephens County Commission that the county’s SPLOST IV monies had all been spent. According to Ayers, while SPLOST IV ended a number of years...

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Toccoa Names New Deputy Director of Finance

October 25, 2012

The city of Toccoa has named a new Deputy Director of Finance. At Monday’s Toccoa City Commission meeting, Toccoa City Manager Mike Jackson announced that Becky Bohannon had taken that position and started last week. Bohannon was formerly with Stephens Federal Bank. Jackson says the city is happy to have Bohannon on board. Meanwhile,...

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NGTC Holds Homecoming

October 25, 2012

Organizers say that homecoming festivities at North Georgia Technical College were a success. The school held homecoming last Saturday at its Clarkesville campus. The day began with the 5K Foundation Road Race. Following that, the school held the alumni brunch with a business meeting, followed by the recognition of two Career Achievement Winners, Brad...

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Broadband Project Still Moving Forward

October 24, 2012

A broadband project involving Stephens County continues to move forward. On Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners unanimously approved an intergovernmental agreement regarding the broadband project. That project is building what eventually would be a 150-mile fiber loop through Stephens, Franklin, Hart, Banks, Habersham, and Rabun counties. Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin said...

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Martin Provides SCDA Update

October 24, 2012

Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin also provided an update on other Development Authority activities to both the Toccoa City and Stephens County Commissions this week. Martin touched on a number of topics centered on both preparation and presentation in an effort to attract industry. On the preparation front, Martin said one...

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Remains Found in Hart Co.

October 24, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Hart County authorities and investigators with the Georgia Bureau of Investigations are working to identify skeletal remains found this week. Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland said the remains were found Monday evening about 6 p.m., but would not say where. However, Cleveland did say they are that of...

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Dorsey Leaving T-SC Boys and Girls Club

October 24, 2012

The community comes out to show its appreciation to outgoing Toccoa-Stephens County Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Oliver Dorsey. Dorsey is leaving the club to assist his father with his business in Decatur, Georgia after spending five years heading up the Boys and Girls Club. Tuesday, an event to thank Dorsey for his...

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Toccoa Renews Health Insurance for Employees

October 24, 2012

The city of Toccoa will remain with its current provider for employee health insurance, but some changes are forthcoming. Monday, city commissioners unanimously approved a recommendation to remain with Alliant Health for its employee health insurance. However, that recommendation included adjusting the policy deductible as well as the employee contributions to premium payments. Under...

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