Mobile Home Taxes Due April 1

For those who pay mobile home taxes in Stephens County, there is a change in the due date that starts this year. Stephens County Tax Commissioner Dene Hicks said that those who pay mobile home taxes must pay those sooner as the due date was moved up a month due to a change in state law. “For several years now, […]

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Stephens Co. BOE To Meet Today

The Stephens County Board of Education is expected to consider an appointment for the open seat on the school board at its meeting later today. School board members are set to meet at 5:30 p.m. today at the School System Administrative Offices at the old Big A Elementary School. The District 1, Post 1 seat on the Board of Education […]

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Stephens Co. Continuing Calendar Discussions

The Stephens County Board of Education is continuing to consider a couple of different options for the 2016-2017 school calendar. Board of Education members and School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey discussed the calendar at Thursday’s work session. Dorsey said that almost 700 people responded to an online survey regarding the proposed school calendar, half of which were staff and the other […]

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Toccoa Commission To Meet Today

The Toccoa City Commission will meet later today for both a work session and a regular meeting. First, city commissioners will meet at 3 p.m. for a work session at Toccoa City Hall. Commissioners are scheduled to discuss a host of topics at their work session later today. Among the items up for discussion is the utilization of Alewine Park. […]

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Martin Fight Results In Arrests

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Two people are under arrest in connection with a fight that broke out last month in Martin. It happened February 4 on Stonecypher Road where authorities said two groups met, one group of adults and one group of minors. Athens GBI Agent in Charge Jesse Maddox said a month-long investigation yielded warrants that were […]

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Candidate Qualifying Complete

The final list of candidates for county, state, and federal races is in. Candidate qualifying ended Friday at noon. Stephens County has a number of contested races after a host of candidates qualified Friday morning. First, five people are running as Republicans for the Post 2 seat on the Stephens County Commission. Challenging incumbent Debbie Whitlock are former Stephens County […]

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Spring Ahead This Weekend

Daylight saving time begins this weekend. That means it is time to move those clocks ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday night since daylight saving time begins on Sunday at 2 a.m. Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said changing clocks is not the only thing people should do this weekend. Hudgens said when changing the […]

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Qualifying Wraps Up Today

With just a few hours left to qualify for the May primary, there is still no candidate for the open District 1seat on the Stephens County Board of Education. Qualifying ends at noon today for county, state, and federal races for the May primary. Nobody has qualified yet for the school board seat that became open earlier this year when […]

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Banks Co. Authorities Seeking Escaped Inmate

Banks County authorities are asking for the public’s help to find an escaped inmate from the Banks County Detention Center. Banks County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Sgt. Carissa McFaddin said 23-year old Paul Dylan Gross walked away from the jail’s recreation area at about 7 p.m. on Thursday. McFaddin said a perimeter near the Banks County Sheriff’s Office is in place […]

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