Stephens Co. Commission Continues Sign Ordinance Discussions

Stephens County Commissioners say they want to meet with a citizens’ committee that has been looking at the possibility of a sign ordinance for the county. On Tuesday, the county commission again discussed the sign ordinance. Commissioners were presented with more information and research regarding the sign ordinance from neighboring counties and the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute. They […]

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Stephens Co. Recreation Department To Add Dog Park

Part of the Stephens County Recreation Department appears to be headed to the dogs. On Tuesday, the Stephens County Commission unanimously approved a motion to provide a dog park at the Recreation Department on Rose Lane and approved a fencing bid for the park by Toccoa Winsupply in the amount of $6,225. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said this is […]

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Chamber To Host Town Hall Meeting Tonight

The first of two political town hall meetings featuring candidates in local races takes place tonight in Stephens County. AM 630 WNEG and the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce are hosting the town hall meeting starting at 6 p.m. tonight at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for the event. Tonight’s town hall will […]

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More Solar Panels Appear Headed to Turner Rd.

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Stephens County Commissioners approve a variance and conditional use request to add more solar panels to land on Turner Road in Eastanollee. On Tuesday, the county commission approved the requests from United Renewable Energy to give them the go-ahead to add the solar panels on the back side of the current Turner Road solar panel farm. United Renewable Energy Director […]

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Stephens Co. Approves Nuisance Ordinance Changes

Stephens County Commissioners vote to make more changes to the county’s nuisance ordinance. On Tuesday, the county commission approved the proposed changes. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that Stephens County is getting rid of some county guidelines from the current ordinance in the agricultural area. “We have removed the grid that discussed specific animals per acreage and then we have […]

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DOT Approves SR17 Resurfacing in Franklin, Hart Counties

Part of State Route 17 in Franklin and Hart counties will get a new surface after the work was approved by the Georgia Department of Transportation recently. The Georgia Department of Transportation has awarded 31 contracts for statewide construction projects totaling over $146.6 million. These projects were advertised for bids in March and awarded on April 1. Among the projects […]

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Ga. Marks Work Zone Awareness Week

The Georgia Department of Transportation is marking National Work Zone Awareness week this week. As part of that, Georgia Department of Transportation officials, along with key state and federal safety partners, paid tribute on Tuesday to the 58 Georgia DOT employees who died in work zone incidents since record-keeping began in 1973. Their primary message Tuesday focused on the rules […]

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Toccoa Re-ups with Audit Firm

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  The city of Toccoa will remain with the same auditing firm for the next three years. On Monday, city commissioners unanimously approved a contract with the auditing firm of Mauldin and Jenkins of Atlanta that will cover the next three years. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said this comes after the city commission chose to put the city’s audit […]

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