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Stephens Co. Commission Set To Vote on Mill Rate Hike Today

July 22, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners are expected to vote on officially setting the millage rate at their meeting later today following a third and final public hearing on a proposed millage rate increase. Stephens County is proposing a 2.34 mill increase in the county’s tax rate to fund the Fiscal Year 2015 budget. That would move...

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Voters Deciding Primary Run-offs Today

July 22, 2014

Today is Primary Run-off Election Day in Stephens County and throughout Georgia. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said polls are open today at the Stephens County Senior Center on Rose Lane. “They need to go to the Senior Center between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.,” said Kelley. “We will be there...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Sees Revenue Increase in June

July 22, 2014

Stephens County Hospital receives some positive financial news. Hospital officials reported at Monday’s monthly Hospital Authority meeting that the hospital saw a positive bottom line in the month of June. Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said that the hospital saw a particularly good month on the revenue side in June. “Revenue is up...

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Toccoa Again Hosts MERGE Program

July 22, 2014

Volunteers from around the state and the region are back in their communities after spending last week in Toccoa for the annual MERGE program. MERGE took place last week in Toccoa and Stephens County. The MERGE program is a collaboration between the Georgia Baptist Association, Tugalo Baptist Association, local churches, community groups, and others....

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Franklin Co. Finalizes Millage Rates

July 22, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County approves its millage rates for Fiscal Year 2015. Last week, the Franklin county Commission met in a brief called meeting to pass the millage rates in four separate line items For unincorporated Franklin County, the commission passed a millage of 8.140 mills and passed a rate...

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Collins Concerned About “Orphan Counties” On TV Front

July 22, 2014

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins said he will pursue a legislative soultion to the issue of orphan counties when it comes to television media markets. The 9th District has counties bordering another state that are in that state’s media market, not Georgia’s Stephens County is one example, being in Georgia but considered in...

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Stephens BOE Approves Mill Rate Hike in Called Meeting

July 21, 2014

Stephens County school board members vote to raise the millage rate to help cover a multi-million dollar financial shortfall. The Stephens County Board of Education approved an increase in the school system’s millage rate to the state maximum of 20 mills Friday by a 4-2 vote. Board members Tony Crunkleton, Steve Tilley, Jeff Webb,...

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Stephens Co. BOE Amends 2014-2015 School Calendar

July 21, 2014

The Stephens County Board of Education amends its school calendar to account for nine calendar reduction days. Stephens County School Board members approved the calendar unanimously at its called meeting on Friday. The changes are as follows: August 4 — NO LONGER A PRE-PLANNING DAY October 10 — NOW A STUDENT AND STAFF HOLIDAY...

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Ricoh USA Holds Ribbon Cutting

July 21, 2014

A company expands its sales into Stephens County. Ricoh USA held a Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony at the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room on Thursday. Eric Tymchuk is with Ricoh USA out of Gainesville. He said his sales people are now covering the Toccoa area. Tymchuk said Ricoh offers more for...

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DOT Announces Area Road Work

July 21, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation said a crew will be spraying overgrown vegetation in the rights of way alongside State Route 365 in Stephens County this week. The DOT said the shoulder will be closed as the work in Stephens County occurs. Elsewhere, a crew in Franklin County will mow the shoulders and slopes...

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