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Bell Says Animal Control Ordinance To Be Looked At

December 11, 2014

Stephens County Commissioner Dennis Bell said local officials are going to be meeting next week about the animal control ordinance. Bell made the comments at the conclusion of Tuesday’s Stephens County Commission meeting. He said he feels there are issues with the animal control ordinance that need to be straightened out now. “Some of...

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SCDA Holds December Meeting

December 11, 2014

The Stephens County Development Authority wraps up its calendar year. The Development Authority board met Tuesday morning for its final scheduled monthly meeting of 2014. Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin says that the board voted during the meeting to authorize the board chair to sign a memorandum of understanding and deed...

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SFB Customers Get Letter on Oconee Federal Merger

December 11, 2014

A letter sent to Stephens Federal Bank customers provides details about the merger between the Toccoa bank and Oconee Federal Savings and Loan. That letter, which was also posted on the bank’s website, states that the merger transaction was finalized in early December. It goes on to say that the system integration will take...

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No Truckers For Kids Run This Year

December 11, 2014

There will not be a Truckers for Kids toy run or parade this year. That is from organizers. They said that health issues in the family of the run’s main organizer, Bear Weaver, have forced the annual holiday event to be postponed this year. The goal, they added, is to resume the event next...

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Stephens Co. Implements Ordinance for Peddlers and Door to Door Solicitors

December 10, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners adopt an ordinance to deal with door-to-door salespeople and peddlers in the county. The county commission approved the ordinance by a 4 to 1 vote on Tuesday. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said the ordinance puts guidelines in place that will regulate door-to-door sales and how those individuals operate in the county....

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Stephens Co. Commissioners Extend Two Moratoriums

December 10, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners vote to extend two moratoriums. Tuesday, county commissioners approved a 60-day extension of the county’s moratorium on wireless communication facilities applications. Commissioners passed the original moratorium back in September. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said it was done to allow the county to re-visit its tower ordinance to better match its...

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Shiloh VFD Assists on Oconee, SC Fire Overnight

December 10, 2014

By Dick Mangrum, WGOG Radio, Walhalla Shiloh Volunteer Fire Department assisted Oconee County fire crews on a fire last night near Westminster, South Carolina. Oconee County, South Carolina Fire Chief Charlie King said the homeowner on Knox Cove Road near the Toccoa Highway came home and discovered the fire. Nobody was hurt, but the...

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Franklin Co. Makes Ty Cobb Bond Payment

December 10, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Now that Franklin County has come through with the $315,000 bond payment to keep Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center afloat, the attention now turns to where the next payments will come from if the hospital isn’t sold soon. At a recent work session, the Franklin County Board of...

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City of Toccoa To Run Golf Course

December 9, 2014

Toccoa will operate the city-owned golf course as a city department and not lease out operations once it gets the course back up and running. Monday, city commissioners voted unanimously to continue down that path. The nine-hole, city-owned Pines Golf Course has been closed since late August when the previous operator told the city...

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Sewer Grant Being Pursued

December 9, 2014

Local officials continue to seek funding opportunities for water and sewer improvements along the Toccoa By-pass. Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously approved a grant application to the OneGeorgia Authority to try to obtain $200,000 in funding to go towards expanding the city’s sewer system from the intersection of the By-pass and Big A Road...

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