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Additional 4-H Funding to Be Sought

February 23, 2015

Stephens County Extension Agent Forrest Connelly said Friday that he will now work to seek additional funding elsewhere to cover the money lost from the 4-H program budget when the Stephens County Board of Education voted to cut its allocation to the program. Last Thursday, the Stephens County Board of Education voted to cut...

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“SPAY-ghetti” Dinner on Tuesday

February 23, 2015

A local organization looking to help animals and reduce intake at shelters is hosting an annual fundraising event this week. Cause: PAWS is hosting its second annual “SPAY-ghetti” dinner at the X-Factor Grill and Cornerstone Restaurant in Toccoa on Tuesday. Sharon Shailer is one of the co-founders of Cause: PAWS. She said the group’s...

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Toccoa Commission To Meet Today

February 23, 2015

Toccoa City Commissioners will meet for a regularly scheduled meeting later today. That meeting is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. During the meeting, city commissioners are scheduled to consider a recommendation to purchase a public works truck. Toccoa City Commissioners opened bids for the truck at their last meeting...

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Fulton Co. Superior Court Sets Wilbros Court Date

February 23, 2015

The next date has been set in the ongoing Wilbros legal case at the state level. Stephens County Attorney Brian Ranck said a Fulton County Superior Court judge will hear Wilbros’ appeal of a state administrative law judge’s ruling upholding an EPD administrative order on April 2nd. Last month, Administrative Law Judge Ronit Walker...

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Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

February 20, 2015

Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick says that jurors in Stephens County who received a summons to report on Monday, February 23rd do not need to report. Jury duty has been cancelled for the whole week.

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Stephens Co. BOE Backtracks; Cans Doubling Prices at Cannery

February 20, 2015

The Stephens County Board of Education decides to backtrack on a price hike at the cannery. Thursday, board members voted 4-2 with 1 abstention to retract the doubling of prices at the cannery. Last week, the Stephens County Board of Education voted unanimously to double prices at the cannery. However, school board member Jim...

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Stephens Co. Schools Set Make-up Days

February 20, 2015

The Stephens County school system officially sets make-up days to recover the time lost out of school this week due to winter weather. Thursday, the Board voted unanimously to make up the four days of school lost this week on March 16, March 17, April 1, and April 2. March 16 and 17 are...

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BOE Reduces 4-H Funding

February 20, 2015

The Stephens County Board of Education votes to reduce its level of funding for the Stephens County 4-H program. Thursday, the Board voted 4-3 to reduce the level of funding for the 4-H program and staff from just under $20,000 a year to about $6,000 a year. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey had...

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Stephens Co. BOE Approves TAN Bid

February 20, 2015

The Stephens County Board of Education approves a bid for Tax Anticipation Notes. Thursday, the Stephens County Board of Education approved unanimously a bid from South State Bank for $7 million in Tax Anticipation Notes. School officials said the interest rate on the TAN’s, as they are called, is less than one percent. The...

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Toccoa Celebrates Arbor Day

February 20, 2015
Toccoa Celebrates Arbor Day

Toccoa celebrates Arbor Day. The city held its annual Arbor Day program on Thursday at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. This year’s guest speaker was Tim Womick, who gave his presentation called “Trail of Trees.” Womick travels around the country talking about trees after having been inspired to do so after a visit...

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