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Stephens Co. Schools Finance Director Resigns

July 16, 2014

Meanwhile, in the midst of its budget issues, the Stephens County School System is again looking for a new finance director. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey says that Misty Cleveland has resigned from the position and the Board of Education accepted that resignation Tuesday. Dorsey said he plans to begin the search for...

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Hicks Withdraws Salary Increase Request From FY 15 Budget

July 16, 2014

Stephens County Tax Commissioner Dene Hicks said she is withdrawing her request for an increase in salaries to her department for Fiscal Year 2015. Hicks issued that announcement in a press release Tuesday, stating that it is in light of the condition of countywide departmental budget constraints in Stephens County. According to Hicks, withdrawing...

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Stephens Co. Commission Holds Millage Rate Hearings

July 15, 2014

County residents express frustration about a proposed millage rate increase by Stephens County Commissioners. The county commission held the first two of three required public hearings on the proposed hike Monday at the historic courthouse. The room was fairly full for Monday night’s second hearing of the day, with eight or so people speaking...

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Toccoa Opens Street Re-surfacing Bids

July 15, 2014

Toccoa city staff are reviewing two bids submitted for re-surfacing about 25 city streets. The Toccoa City Commission opened the bids for the street re-surfacing project at its meeting Monday. Two companies submitted bids for the work. They are C.W. Matthews of Marietta, who bid $942,665.44 and Blount Construction of Marietta, who bid $1,148,865.14....

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Stephens BOE Holding Second Millage Rate Hearing Tonight

July 15, 2014

The Stephens County Board of Education will hold its second public hearing on its proposed millage rate increase later today. That second public hearing will take place at the Stephens County School System Administrative Offices on Mize Road at 5 p.m. today. This hearing will mark the second of three public hearings on the...

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Weekend Accident Involves SCSO Patrol Car

July 15, 2014

A Hazlehurst, Georgia man faces a traffic charge after a weekend accident that involved a Stephens County Sheriff’s Office patrol car. The accident occurred on Big A Road Sunday around 12:56 a.m. The Georgia State Patrol said a 2009 Mazda pick-up truck driven by 18-year-old Cameron Calhoun of Hazlehurst was traveling east exiting the...

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One Week Left to Vote Early in Run-off

July 14, 2014

This week is the last week to vote early in the primary run-off election in Stephens County and across Georgia. Early voting picks back up today and runs through Friday. Early voting started back on June 30 for the run-off. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said turnout to this point has been low. “Early...

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Liberty Elementary Gets New Principal

July 14, 2014

Liberty Elementary School has a new principal. Thursday, the Stephens County Board of Education approved Jana Cheek as the new principal at Liberty Elementary School. Cheek replaces Terri Powers, who recently took a job with the Central Office as Assistant Superintendent of Operations for the Stephens County School System. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan...

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Benefit Bike Ride Visits Toccoa

July 14, 2014
Benefit Bike Ride Visits Toccoa

A benefit bike rider raising money for children brings his multi-state journey to Toccoa. David Nazaroff and his “Ride to Give” made its way into Stephens County and downtown Toccoa on Friday, heading towards Gainesville. He said it is all being done to benefit a girl and her family in north Georgia. “We are...

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Toccoa Commission Scheduled To Meet Today

July 14, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners are scheduled to hold a regularly scheduled meeting later today. That meeting is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. It is the first scheduled meeting of the month for Toccoa City Commissioners. The meeting is open to the public.

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