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SCDA Approves Solar Panel Agreements

August 14, 2014

The Stephens County Development Authority continues work to finalize an expansion of the solar panel farm project already on Development Authority property in Eastanollee. On Tuesday, the Development Authority board voted unanimously to authorize the Chairman to sign a lease agreement for the solar panel project for 7.35 acres at a cost of $6,000...

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Hart Sinkhole Repair Date Pushed Back

August 14, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Work to repair the giant sinkhole in Hart County is going to take a lot longer than expected. On Monday, the Georgia Department of Transportation announced the completion date has been pushed back from August 24 to October 13. The sinkhole on State Route 51/Reed Creek Highway just...

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Reminder: Traffic Shift On Part of SR 17 Today

August 14, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans a traffic shift today along Highway 17 in Stephens County. Weather permitting, crews will shift traffic from Scott Road all the way to south of the Eastanollee Bypass to allow room for culvert construction. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope said the traffic shift will essentially move traffic one...

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876th Heads Overseas

August 14, 2014

The Toccoa-based 876th Engineer Company is overseas. Defense Department officials report that the 876th departed last month from Fort Bliss to head to Afghanistan. The unit left Toccoa in May for Fort Bliss to prepare for Afghanistan. It is headed to Afghanistan for a nine-month overseas deployment. About 150 soldiers headed overseas with the...

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Former Superintendent Responds to FY 2013 School System Audit

August 13, 2014

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...

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Stephens Co. Awards Emergency Communications Equipment Bids

August 13, 2014

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...

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DOT Announces Traffic Shift on SR 17 Taking Place Thursday

August 13, 2014

While beam setting is scheduled to wrap up today at the site of the new State Route 17 bridge at the Stephens-Franklin County line, the DOT is announcing work farther north on the 17 construction corridor in Stephens County that will affect motorists on Thursday. Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope said motorists...

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Corps Launches Free Savannah District Mobile App

August 13, 2014

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....

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Dorsey Responds to School System FY 13 Audit Report

August 12, 2014

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...

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Toccoa Approves Bid For Repairs to Asphalt on Falls Road

August 12, 2014

Toccoa will move forward with asphalt repairs to Falls Road. Monday, city commissioners unanimously approved the bid of Stratton and Sons of Canon to make asphalt repairs to an area on the 800 block of Falls Road at an amount of $6,780. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said it all started with a water...

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