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Grafton Welcomed to Stephens Co. Commission

April 9, 2014
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The Stephens County Commission officially welcomes its newest member. New Stephens County Commissioner Michelle Grafton attended her first meeting as a county commissioner on Tuesday morning. Grafton was elected last month to serve through December 31 to complete the term of the late Harold Andrews, who passed away last Fall. She takes the place...

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Stephens Co. To Purchase New Computers for Two Offices

April 9, 2014
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Stephens County will spend about $35,000 to upgrade computers in the Tax Commissioner’s and Tax Assessor’s Office. The county commission unanimously approved a budget amendment to make the purchase on Tuesday. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said the purchase is necessary because of the decision by Microsoft to no longer support Windows XP. “There is...

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Stephens Co. Still Working on Plan For Day Use Area

April 9, 2014
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Stephens County continues preparations to take over the complete operations at the Stephens County Recreation Area from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers updated commissioners during their meeting Tuesday on where things stand with those plans. She said county staff are working to put together a proposed plan for exactly...

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Hart Co. Leases Two Lake Parks from Corps

April 9, 2014
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Hart County has agreed to lease two parks on Lake Hartwell from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. At their regular meeting last month, the Board of Commissioners voted to lease both Long Point and Milltown Parks. Both parks were scheduled for permanent closure by the U.S. Army...

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SCSO Charges Three With Burglary

April 8, 2014
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Three Toccoa men face charges in connection to a reported burglary last month in Stephens County. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said it started when his office responded to a reported burglary at a location on Jordan Road in Toccoa on March 24. “A few weeks ago, a homeowner came home to discover that...

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Heavy Rain Causes Toccoa Sanitary Sewer Spill

April 8, 2014
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Toccoa Water/Wastewater Department officials said that heavy rain caused a brief sanitary sewer spill in the city’s system on Monday. The city reported that just before 12:30 p.m., personnel located an overflow from a manhole located just outside the fenced area of the Ward Creek Liftstation on Fernside Drive. In an effort to minimize...

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

April 8, 2014
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Stephens County Commissioners are scheduled to hold a regular monthly meeting this morning. The county commission’s meeting is set to start at 8:30 a.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. County Commissioners will begin their meeting with a work session to discuss items that are on...

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One Killed in Habersham Wreck Saturday

April 8, 2014
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The Georgia State Patrol said a Stephens County woman was not transported for medical treatment after a two-vehicle accident over the weekend in Habersham County that resulted in the death of a Clarkesville man. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, 28-year-old Melissa Wallace of Eastanollee was driving a 2008 Nissan...

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Currahee Club Director Visits Haiti

April 8, 2014
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The managing director of the Currahee Club is back in Stephens County after a trip earlier this year to Haiti. Andrew Ward went to Haiti early this year with two property owners at the Currahee Club, Ralph and Janet McDaniel, who are involved in setting up an air ambulance service in Haiti. The island...

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2014 Election Season Gearing Up

April 7, 2014
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Stephens County’s 2014 election season is gearing up to get started. The primary election is coming up on May 20. That primary will include a number of contested local races like Stephens County Commission and Stephens County Board of Education, along with other area races of note like State House and U.S. House. State...

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