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Stephens Co. Receives Clean FY 2013 Audit

December 16, 2013
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Stephens County receives a clean audit report for Fiscal Year 2013. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers presented the audit findings to county commissioners at their meeting last Tuesday. Ayers said that Mauldin and Jenkins of Atlanta provided a clean finding to the county on the audit, which is what a government wants to receive in...

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Toccoa City Commission To Meet Today

December 16, 2013
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The Toccoa City Commission will wrap up its calendar year today with its final regularly scheduled meeting for 2013. Toccoa City Commissioners are scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. today at ToccoaCity Hall. Today marks the final regularly scheduled meeting for outgoing City Commissioners Ron Seib and Andy Pavliscsak. During today’s meeting, Judge Bob...

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Work Continues on Currahee Beautification Project Efforts

December 16, 2013
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Progress appears to be continuing on multiple fronts on cleanup efforts on Currahee Street in the city of Toccoa. City Commissioner Terry Carter provided an update last Monday on efforts associated with the Currahee Beautification Project. That is an effort of Toccoa and Stephens County government and private citizens underway to clean up properties...

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Ga. DOT Announces Road Work for the Week

December 16, 2013
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The Georgia Department of Transportation is announcing road work in Stephens and surrounding counties this week. DOT officials said that in Stephens County, a crew will inspect drainage pipes under State Routes 328 and 17.   Elsewhere, a crew in Franklin County will reset the grade of the shoulders alongside State Route 328 to...

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Stephens Co. BOE Starts Superintendent Search Process

December 13, 2013
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The Stephens County Board of Education is starting the process of hiring a new School Superintendent. Thursday, the Board of Education voted 6 to 1 to hire King, Cooper, and Associates based out of Thomaston, Georgia to help the board with the search process to replace Sherrie Whiten, who is retiring at the end...

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Toccoa Makes Change to ABC Ordinance

December 13, 2013
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The Toccoa City Commission approves a change to the city’s Alcohol Beverage Control ordinance.  City commissioners unanimously approved the change at their meeting on Monday. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that the city attorney drew up the change at the request of the city commission. “It simply states that if an ABC license...

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Ga. AG’s Office Investigating Hartwell DDA for Open Records Violation Allegation

December 13, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Georgia State Attorney General’s office is investigating the Hartwell Downtown Development Authority for possible violations of the Georgia Open Records Act. On Tuesday, former Hartwell DDA Executive Director Mitch Skelton confirmed he filed a complaint with the State last week. “Yes, I did and I immediately got...

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Ga. DOT Honors Franklin Man For Helping Avalon Mayor

December 13, 2013
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A Franklin County man receives recognition from the Georgia Department of Transportation. Recently, DOT Commissioner Keith Golden presented the December Commissioner’s Customer Service Commendation to Robby Oliver. The DOT said Oliver was honored for his exemplary assistance to Avalon Mayor Linda Dean. Dean said Oliver was very helpful in walking her through the entire process...

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Collins Legislation Passes House

December 13, 2013
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Legislation authored by 9th District Representative Doug Collins passes the U.S. House. House Resolution 1992, which is known as The Israel Qualitative Military Edge Enhancement Act, was introduced by Collins, who is the Vice Chair of the Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee. Collins said that the legislation increases accountability and transparency in government as...

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Stephens Graduation Rate at All Time High

December 12, 2013
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Stephens County’s graduation rate is at an all-time high. 2013 Graduation Rates released Wednesday by the Georgia Department of Education show that the Stephens County School System had a graduation rate of 90.8 percent in 2013. That is an increase of nearly 3.50 percentage points from the 2012 graduation rate of 87.33 percent. Stephens...

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