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CB&T Now South State Bank

July 2, 2014

A local bank gets a name change. Community Bank and Trust officially became South State Bank this week. South Carolina Bank and Trust, which was the parent company of Community Bank and Trust, had announced the name change back in February. Community Bank and Trust, along with four other bank brands in three states,...

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Child Injured in Habersham Raid Leaves Hospital

July 2, 2014

The young child injured during a SWAT team raid in Habersham County is out of the hospital. The family said that they are headed back to Wisconsin, where the child faces a long recovery. The child was injured in late May in Cornelia when authorities conducted a “no-knock” search warrant at a home the...

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Stephens Co. BOE Proposes Maxing Out Millage

July 1, 2014

The Stephens County Board of Education is proposing to cap out the millage rate at the state maximum 20 mills to help deal with a multi-million dollar budget shortfall. During a called meeting Monday morning, the school board voted 6 to 1 to approve a tentative millage rate of 20 mills. Previously, a majority...

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People Still Asking School Board How Budget Shortfall Happened

July 1, 2014

As the Stephens County Board of Education continues to grapple its budget shortfall, people continue to ask how the school system ended up at this point. Monday’s Stephens County Board of Education called meeting took place in front of a full meeting room and multiple people asked the Board exactly how this happened. Stephens...

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Stephens Co. Sets Public Hearings for Proposed Tax Increase

July 1, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners are announcing the dates for the three required public hearings on the county’s proposed millage rate increase. The county commission will hold those public hearings at the Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa on July 14 at 8:30 a.m., July 14 at 6 p.m., and on July 22 at 5 p.m....

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Stephens Co. Fireworks Display Tonight

July 1, 2014

Stephens County will mark the Fourth of July with its annual community fireworks display tonight. The fireworks are scheduled for tonight at the Rose Lane Recreation Complex. Stephens County Recreation Department Director Richard Adams said the fireworks will start just after dark. “We would like to thank 1st Franklin Financial, who is sponsoring the...

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Accident Friday Sends Four To Hospital

July 1, 2014

A two-vehicle accident Friday afternoon in Stephens County sends four people to the hospital. It occurred Friday afternoon at about 3:15 p.m. on Highway 106, near the intersection of Highway 106 and the Toccoa By-pass. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, a 2006 Dodge Stratus driven by 17-year-old Courtney Brown...

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Two Hurt in Afternoon Accident

June 30, 2014

Two people are injured after an accident this afternoon in Stephens County. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says it occurred on Ridgeland Road and involved one vehicle. Shirley says the vehicle went off the road and struck a tree. Of the two injuries, Shirley says one was a child passenger that was entrapped in...

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Run-off Early Voting Starts Today

June 30, 2014

Early voting starts Monday in Stephens County and across Georgia in the primary election run-off. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said that early voting starts Monday at 8 a.m. downstairs in the Stephens County Government Building in downtown Toccoa. “We will go through 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday this week, because Friday is the...

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County Leaders, State Ag Commissioner Take Ag Tour in Stephens Co.

June 30, 2014

Local and state leaders from government and business spend a day on the farm. They went out for the annual Ag Tour on Friday throughout Stephens County. The event was organized by the Stephens County Cooperative Extension Office and the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce. Stephens County Extension Agent Forrest Connelly said it is...

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