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Stephens Co. Considering Ordinance for Telecommunications Towers

February 26, 2015

Stephens County Commissioners are considering an ordinance to deal with certain types of telecommunications towers. The ordinance is called a Personal Wireless Service Facility ordinance and county commissioners held a first reading on the proposed ordinance at their meeting on Tuesday. Stephens County Attorney Brian Ranck said the proposed ordinance would apply to various...

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Winter Storm Headed This Way, Say Forecasters

February 25, 2015

Stephens County faces a winter storm warning later today as the potential is there for a major snow storm. The winter storm warning is set to take effect for the region at 4 p.m. today and last through 7 a.m. Thursday. National Weather Service Meteorologist Danny Gant said that precipitation is expected to start...

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GDOT Ready For Winter Weather

February 25, 2015

Meanwhile, road crews with the Georgia Department of Transportation are getting ready for the winter weather. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope said that crews are out scouting the roads and getting ready. She said more crews will be called in as soon as precipitation starts. “Our priorities are to work on interstates and multi-lane...

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Stephens Co. Approves Next Step in SPLOST Forward Funding Process

February 25, 2015

Stephens County takes another step towards issuing bonds to forward fund road projects in the county that would be paid back with SPLOST money. Tuesday, county commissioners unanimously approved two motions. One motion was to engage Jim Monacell to serve as the county’s bond counsel and the other motion to was engage a firm...

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Court Date Set in Wilbros Civil Case

February 25, 2015

A new court date is set in the civil suit filed by Stephens County Commissioners and others against Wilbros over the odor controversy surrounding the Rose Lane facility. Judge Robert Adamson has ordered both sides back in to court for a hearing on March 20 at 9:30 a.m. in the Stephens County Government Building...

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GBI Releases More Information in Habersham Shooting

February 24, 2015

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is releasing more information on Sunday’s fatal shooting in Habersham County. GBI officials held a press conference Monday. The incident occurred just after 7:30 p.m. Sunday near Clarkesville on Lower Pond Court GBI Deputy Director for Investigations Russell Andrews said that Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell and two other...

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Toccoa Purchases Grass for Greens on Golf Course

February 24, 2015

Toccoa City Commissioners make another purchase to help get the city-owned Pines golf course back open to the public. Monday, the city commission unanimously approved the purchase of turf grass for the greens at the nine-hole golf course off of Black Mountain Road. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said the installation will take place...

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Stephens Co. Commission Scheduled to Meet Today

February 24, 2015

Stephens County Commissioners are expected to consider taking another step forward in the process of issuing bonds to forward fund SPLOST VI road projects at their meeting later today. The Stephens County Commission is meeting today at 5:30 p.m. in the second floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. On...

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Three Dead, Two Injured After Shooting Sunday

February 23, 2015

Three people are dead, including the alleged gunman, and two law enforcement officers are recovering from injuries after a domestic violence shooting and manhunt in Clarkesville Sunday night, according to reports. The Northeast Georgian reported that the shooting occurred near Clarkesville at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday near Clarkesville. According to the Northeast Georgian, the...

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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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