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County Calls for Litter Clampdown

April 15, 2015

Stephens County Commission Chair Dennis Bell says that the county needs to clamp down on litter. Bell spoke on the topic during Tuesday’s county commission meeting. He says he has talked with the sheriff and others about the matter and asked to put a letter out on behalf of the county addressing the matter....

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Stephens Co. Commission Issues Letter of Support for Veterans Office

April 15, 2015

The Stephens County Commission weighs in on the temporary closure of the Toccoa Department of Veterans’ Services office. County commissioners sent a letter to the department expressing the full support of the board for the Toccoa office. Last month, state officials said that the Toccoa office of the Georgia Department of Veterans Services closed...

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Lake Hartwell Spring Clean-up Scheduled

April 15, 2015

Meanwhile, Lake Hartwell is also gearing up for some Spring cleaning. A Lake Hartwell cleanup initiative, “Clean Up, Green Up”, is occurring from April 18 to April 25. The Savannah District Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Lake Office and the Lake Hartwell Association are collaborating on this effort. The Corps said that the campaign serves as a “spring cleaning” of...

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Stephens BOE Hears More Opinion on Proposed EES Closing

April 14, 2015

A second public hearing on the proposed closing of Eastanollee Elementary School brings out more opposed to and concerned about the plan. Monday, a few dozen people attended the second of two scheduled public hearings on the proposed closing of Eastanollee Elementary School at the Tugaloo Center for the Performing Arts at Stephens County...

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Morse Gets Contract Extension

April 14, 2015

Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse receives a contract extension. Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners voted unanimously to extend Morse’s employment agreement with the city for another two years through October 1, 2017. Mayor Terry Carter said that he and the commission appreciate the fine work that Morse has done since returning to the city manager’s...

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

April 14, 2015

Stephens County Commissioners are slated to possibly again discuss convenience site recyclables at their meeting later today. The Stephens County Commission is scheduled to meet at 8:30 a.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Listed on today’s agenda is “Discussion of Convenience Site Recyclables.” Last month,...

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Banks Co. Wreck Kills One

April 13, 2015

An area man is dead after a single-vehicle accident in Banks County over the weekend. The Georgia State Patrol reported that the accident occurred around 7:24 a.m. on Sunday on Georgia Highway 63 in Banks County. According to the GSP report, a 2011 Infiniti driven by 41-year-old Mark Joseph Akin of the Red Hill...

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Second EES Public Hearing Set for Tonight

April 13, 2015

The Stephens County Board of Education will hold the second public hearing on the proposed closing of Eastanollee Elementary School tonight. That hearing will start at 6:30 p.m. in the Tugaloo Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Stephens County High School. It is the final of the two scheduled public hearings...

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Toccoa Commission Meets Today

April 13, 2015

The Toccoa City Commission is expected to consider the extension of the employment agreement for Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse at their meeting later today. City commissioners meet at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall for a regularly scheduled meeting. On the agenda, the commission is expected to consider extending Morse’s current employment agreement...

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Income Tax Deadline Approaching

April 13, 2015

Time is running out to file those income taxes. Wednesday, April 15 is the deadline to file. Internal Revenue Service Spokesman Mark Green said the agency expected a busy weekend as they were still waiting on an estimated 1 million or so tax returns in Georgia alone as of late last week. Green said...

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