Toccoa Approves FY 2015 Budget

May 22, 2014

The city of Toccoa has its Fiscal Year 2015 operating budget in place. City commissioners unanimously approved the budget Tuesday. Toccoa Mayor Gail Fry said she is pleased with how the budget came together. “I feel comfortable about the budget,” said Fry. “We met with all of the department heads and we met with...

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FCSO Deputy, Son of Sheriff, Dies in Accident

May 22, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia An accident overnight has taken the life of Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Cruz Thomas, the son of Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas. It happened at about 9 p.m. Wednesday on Interstate 85 Northbound near mile marker 163. Troopers said witnesses reported Deputy Thomas was traveling northbound in...

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Stephens Co. Hires Temporary Building Inspector

May 22, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners are putting some help in place to cover the need for building inspections in the county. During a called meeting Wednesday, the county commission unanimously approved a motion to hire a company called Nova Engineering and Environmental, LLC of Kennesaw to take care of building inspections in Stephens County on a...

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Grafton, London, Scarborough Win Stephens Co. Commission Races

May 21, 2014

All three incumbents win their races on the ballot for Stephens County Commission. Republicans Michelle Grafton, Stanley London, and Dean Scarborough all won in Tuesday’s election for seats on the Stephens County Commission. Grafton received 1,568 votes to Ralph Stowe’s 780 votes in the Post One County Commission race. She said she is happy...

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Bellamy, Fricks, Webb Win Stephens Co. BOE Races

May 21, 2014

Just 26 votes separated the candidates in the race for District One, Post Two on the Stephens County Board of Education. Jim Bellamy received 1,187 votes to defeat incumbent Steve Tilley, who received 1,161 votes in Tuesday’s Republican primary for that school board race. Bellamy said he is excited over the result and grateful...

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Gasaway Beats Hall in State House Race

May 21, 2014

Dan Gasaway appears headed to another term in the Georgia State House of Representatives. The incumbent in the 28th District that covers Stephens, Banks, and part of Habersham counties defeated challenger Stacy Hall Tuesday night based on final unofficial results. Gasaway received 3,096 votes to Hall’s total of 2,108 votes. In Stephens County, Gasaway...

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