Actions Taken at SC Commission Meeting

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At the Stephens County Commission meeting on Tuesday following the work session the following actions were taken: The Stephens County Board of Commissioners approved the fiscal year 2016 budget amendment to adjust for public works, superior court, juvenile court and public defender, and authorized Chairman Dennis Bell to sign a resolution. The board approved to take Ventura Drive into the […]

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FedEx Delivery Man Arrested

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A local FedEx delivery man has been arrested for stealing prescription drugs. On August 3rd 2016, Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley reports his office assisted FedEx Security in an ongoing theft investigation stemming from Hall County. Sheriff Shirley says his deputies had received information that a FedEx delivery driver may have been stealing medication from his route deliveries. The FedEx […]

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Thefts Reported

According to reports from the Toccoa Police Department a scooter and bicycles were reported stolen on the afternoon of July 27th from two different locations. According to the report, Toccoa Police were dispatched to East Whitman Street where a mother reported that her son’s Gator 150 scooter was stolen from the back yard of their residence. According to reports, the […]

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FCP Fundraiser Planned

The Franklin Community Players are holding a Raise The Roof Block Party fundraising event on Friday, August 19th from 5 to 7 pm at the Gazebo in Downtown Lavonia. The Block Party features games, food, fun and prizes. Just a few of the games planned are Cake Walk, Go-Fish, Tic Tac Toe Relay, Pick Up Ducks, Cornhole and more. Food […]

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Toccoa Commissioners Approve Millage Rate

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Toccoa’s City Commission keeps the millage rate the same for 2016. At Monday night’s Toccoa City Commission meeting commissioners approved the proposal to keep the millage rate the same as the last four years at a rate of 6 mills. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse says taxes will be mailed out September 15th with a due date of November 15, […]

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Dog Park Ribbon Cutting

The Stephens County Recreation Department is going to the dogs! Just not with an official ribbon cutting just yet. Stephens County is proudly announcing the opening of the new dog park the “Stephens County SCentral Bark” at the Stephens County Recreation Department. The park will be open daily. Due to the potential bad weather, the ribbon cutting for the park […]

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Area Lakes Remain Well Below Full Pool

Despite the storms we’ve had over the past week, Lakes Hartwell and Thurmond remain in Drought Trigger Level One.  The U.S. Corps of Engineers Savannah District office says the lake levels at both lakes remain well below full pool. As of Monday, Lake Hartwell’s lake level stood at 656.21 feet mean sea level. That’s four feet below full pool. Lake […]

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Counterfeit Bills Showing Up Locally

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Local businesses are advised to be on the lookout for counterfeit bills. According to reports from the Toccoa Police Department counterfeit bills have been used at least four times within the past couple of weeks. According to the reports, the Toccoa Police Department has had calls and recognized counterfeit bills from $20 to $100 used at Toccoa businesses including Taco […]

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Body Found in Lavonia Home

Lavonia police have discovered a body inside a home on Gilmer St. off Bear Creek Road. Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle said his office received a call for a welfare check at the residence earlier this afternoon. “The individual was down on the ground and possibly had head injuries,” Carlisle said. “Upon arrival officers determined the situation was not a […]

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Boat Explosion Injures Five

Five persons were injured after a boat explosion on Lake Hartwell yesterday. Corporal Craig Fulghum of the Department of Natural Resources says the incident occurred just before 3p Sunday. “At 2:45 pm we received a call from Hart County 911 in reference to a boat explosion that happened around old Highway 29 on Lake Hartwell. DNR units along with Hart County […]

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