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People Still Asking School Board How Budget Shortfall Happened

July 1, 2014

As the Stephens County Board of Education continues to grapple its budget shortfall, people continue to ask how the school system ended up at this point. Monday’s Stephens County Board of Education called meeting took place in front of a full meeting room and multiple people asked the Board exactly how this happened. Stephens...

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Stephens Co. Sets Public Hearings for Proposed Tax Increase

July 1, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners are announcing the dates for the three required public hearings on the county’s proposed millage rate increase. The county commission will hold those public hearings at the Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa on July 14 at 8:30 a.m., July 14 at 6 p.m., and on July 22 at 5 p.m....

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Stephens Co. Fireworks Display Tonight

July 1, 2014

Stephens County will mark the Fourth of July with its annual community fireworks display tonight. The fireworks are scheduled for tonight at the Rose Lane Recreation Complex. Stephens County Recreation Department Director Richard Adams said the fireworks will start just after dark. “We would like to thank 1st Franklin Financial, who is sponsoring the...

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Accident Friday Sends Four To Hospital

July 1, 2014

A two-vehicle accident Friday afternoon in Stephens County sends four people to the hospital. It occurred Friday afternoon at about 3:15 p.m. on Highway 106, near the intersection of Highway 106 and the Toccoa By-pass. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, a 2006 Dodge Stratus driven by 17-year-old Courtney Brown...

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Two Hurt in Afternoon Accident

June 30, 2014

Two people are injured after an accident this afternoon in Stephens County. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says it occurred on Ridgeland Road and involved one vehicle. Shirley says the vehicle went off the road and struck a tree. Of the two injuries, Shirley says one was a child passenger that was entrapped in...

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Run-off Early Voting Starts Today

June 30, 2014

Early voting starts Monday in Stephens County and across Georgia in the primary election run-off. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said that early voting starts Monday at 8 a.m. downstairs in the Stephens County Government Building in downtown Toccoa. “We will go through 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday this week, because Friday is the...

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County Leaders, State Ag Commissioner Take Ag Tour in Stephens Co.

June 30, 2014

Local and state leaders from government and business spend a day on the farm. They went out for the annual Ag Tour on Friday throughout Stephens County. The event was organized by the Stephens County Cooperative Extension Office and the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce. Stephens County Extension Agent Forrest Connelly said it is...

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One End of Moore Circle to Close Starting July 7

June 30, 2014

Work on the new State Highway 17 in Stephens County will close one intersection along the construction route starting next week. The Georgia Department of Transportation said the Oggs Branch end of Moore Circle will be closed at its intersection with Highway 17 beginning a week from today, Monday, July 7. Georgia DOT Spokesperson...

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DOT Announces Road Work For Week in NE Ga.

June 30, 2014

The DOT is announcing some road work for this week in Stephens and surrounding counties. In Stephens County, a crew will spray overgrown vegetation in the rights of way alongside State Route 63. Moving to Franklin County, a crew will mow the shoulders and slopes alongside State Route 326. The shoulder will be closed...

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Stephens Co. BOE Scheduled to Meet This Morning

June 30, 2014

The Stephens County Board of Education is holding another called meeting this morning. That meeting is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. at the Stephens County School System Administrative Offices on Mize Road. During the meeting, the Board of Education is scheduled to continue discussions on the Fiscal Year 2015 budget and millage rate.

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