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Stephens Co. BOE Hears From Public on Mill Rate Hike Proposalf

July 11, 2014

Don’t raise taxes to fix the school system’s mistakes. That was the message from multiple people who spoke Thursday at the first of three public hearings on a proposed Stephens County Board of Education millage rate increase. The Board of Education is proposing to raise the millage rate by 1.6 mills, from 18.4 mills...

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Summer Activities Continue in Downtown Toccoa

July 11, 2014

Summer activities continue in downtown Toccoa. Main Street Toccoa has offered both a “Summer Movie Series” on Thursday nights at the Schaefer Center and the “Ida Cox Music Series” on Saturday nights on Doyle Street in downtown Toccoa through the months of June and July. On the movies, Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon...

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Police Blotter

July 11, 2014

A Stephens County man says he had some equipment stolen recently. The man filed a report with the Toccoa Police Department on July 7, stating that sometime last week, he had a paint sprayer stolen from one of his employees on Queen Street. The sprayer was estimated at a value of more than $500....

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Habersham Chief Magistrate Named

July 11, 2014

A new chief magistrate has been named in Habersham County. The Northeast Georgian reports that Mountain Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judges Chan Caudell and Russell Smith have named 43-year-old Gerald William Johnson of Demorest to the seat. That report states he will replace Chief Magistrate James Butterworth, who is retiring, and fill out Butterworth’s...

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Budget Letters Spark Debate, Questions

July 10, 2014

Letters submitted to the Stephens County Commission by four county constitutional officers during the Fiscal Year 2015 budget process indicate that those constitutional officers would have sought litigation had the county commission cut their budgets any further. Local resident Bryan Dooley questioned county commissioners about the letters at Tuesday’s commission meeting. The letters were...

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BOE Holding Millage Rate Public Hearing Tonight

July 10, 2014

The Stephens County Board of Education will hold its first of three public hearings on a proposed millage rate increase later today. That public hearing is set to begin at 6 p.m. at the Stephens County School System Administrative Office on Mize Road. Last week, the Stephens County Board of Education voted 6 to...

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SCDA Welcomes Members, Names Officers, Approves FY 15 Budget

July 10, 2014

The Stephens County Development Authority welcomes new board members and selects officers. Tuesday’s Development Authority meeting was the first for new members Chuck Wright and Greg Roach. Stephens County Commissioners appointed Wright to a five-year term on the Development Authority board last month. Meanwhile, Roach is beginning a one-year term on the Development Authority...

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New Stephens Co. Family Connection Coordinator Named

July 10, 2014
New Stephens Co. Family Connection Coordinator Named

A new director is in place for Family Connection of Stephens County. Last week, Allyson Rickman Warren took over as the Coordinator for that organization. She takes the place of Toni Childress, who took a position as a Region Two Community Support Specialist with Georgia Family Connection Partnership, Inc. Warren is a graduate of...

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Lavonia Gets New Fire Chief, Assistant Fire Chief

July 10, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The City of Lavonia has a new fire chief and assistant fire chief. At its meeting Monday evening, the Lavonia City Council unanimously approved the appointments of Scott O’Barr as the new Lavonia Fire Chief and Shane Bentley as the Assistant Fire Chief. O’Barr replaces Bob White who...

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Stephens Co. Commissioners Want Landfill Closure Done

July 9, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners say they want the closure process at the county construction and demolition landfill completely done by August 1. Tuesday, county commissioners voted 3 to 2 to approve a change order for Fort Lamar Services, the company in charge of closing the landfill for the county, to extend the time to complete...

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