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Dorsey Responds to School System FY 13 Audit Report

August 12, 2014

Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said Tuesday there were not any surprises in the school system’s Fiscal Year 2013 audit. State auditors released the final audit report on Friday. Dorsey said it collaborates what they have uncovered since he arrived and began working on the issue on May. “We want to make sure...

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Toccoa Approves Bid For Repairs to Asphalt on Falls Road

August 12, 2014

Toccoa will move forward with asphalt repairs to Falls Road. Monday, city commissioners unanimously approved the bid of Stratton and Sons of Canon to make asphalt repairs to an area on the 800 block of Falls Road at an amount of $6,780. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said it all started with a water...

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Beam Setting for SR 17 Bridge To Continue Today and Tomorrow

August 12, 2014

Crews will continue setting beams for the new State Route 17 bridge at the Stephens-Franklin County line over the next two days. Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope said that crews were able to resume setting beams for the bridge over the current travel lanes of State Route 17 Monday. Pope said crews...

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Stephens Co. Commission To Meet This Morning

August 12, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners are expected to re-visit the issue of building permit fees at their meeting today. County commissioners are scheduled to meet at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. The Stephens County Commission first discussed the matter last month, specifically looking at commercial building...

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State Releases FY13 Stephens Co. School System Audit

August 11, 2014

The Stephens County school system’s Fiscal Year 2013 audit report from the state shows numerous deficiencies. State auditors released the Stephens County school system’s Fiscal Year 2013 audit report late Friday afternoon. In that report, auditors first state that the Stephens County school system failed to balance its budget in Fiscal Year 2013, resulting...

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School Starts Today For Students in Stephens Co.

August 11, 2014

It is the start of a new school year for students in Stephens County. Today is the first day of school for students in the Stephens County school system for the 2014-2015 school year. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said they are ready to go on this first day. “We have had our...

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New SR 17 Bridge Beam Setting Set To Resume Today

August 11, 2014

After crews had to put off the work Friday and Saturday due to the weather, the setting of beams for the new State Route 17 bridge at the Stephens-Franklin County line is expected to continue later today. Rain Friday and Saturday delayed beam setting that was scheduled to take place. Georgia Department of Transportation...

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GSP Investigating Friday Wreck in Stephens Co.

August 11, 2014

The Georgia State Patrol said Friday night that one person is dead and two others injured after an accident Friday afternoon. The accident occurred Friday at 12:20 p.m. According to the GSP, a Chrysler Pacifica was traveling westbound on Memorial Drive attempting to cross State Route 17 while a motorcycle was traveling southbound on...

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Stephens Co. Historic Courthouse Announces New Entrance Procedure, Hours

August 11, 2014

Starting today, there is a change in hours and policies at the Stephens County Historic Courthouse. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that beginning today, the historic courthouse will have only one entrance available for the public to use. That will be the entrance facing Tugalo Street. Starting today, the Doyle Street entrance will...

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Toccoa Commission To Meet Today

August 11, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners are scheduled to meet later today for a regular monthly meeting. City commissioners will meet today at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall for their regular meeting. Items on the agenda include consideration of resolutions for Davidson Creek Reservoir Dredging and Natural Gas Expansion, as well as consideration of officially approving...

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