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Officials Hope Equipment Purchase Will Help Pothole Problem

April 16, 2015

The purchase of a piece of equipment should hopefully help Stephens County deal with its pothole problem on the roads, county officials said Tuesday. Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners approved the purchase of a hot tack trailer for $12,500 out of SPLOST VI funds. Stephens County Public Works Director Tim Mitchem said that this purchase...

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Grant Award Could Bring Jobs

April 16, 2015

Stephens County and a local business are pursuing a grant that, if granted, would bring in more than 30 new jobs. Tuesday, the Stephens County Commission held a public hearing for the grant application being sought by Southeast Metals and Recycling. Southeast Metals and Recycling, which is looking to start up in the old...

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Stephens Co. To Work Towards Re-instating Recycling

April 15, 2015

Weeks after Stephens County had recyclable collection bins removed from its convenience sites, county commissioners decide to work towards making recycling available once again for county residents. At its last meeting, the county commission voted unanimously that county convenience sites would no longer separate out recyclable items from household garbage at the county’s convenience...

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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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