DOT Announces Weekly Road Work in Stephens, Area Counties

June 23, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation will conduct routine highway maintenance activities in Stephens and surrounding counties this week. In Stephens County, the DOT said a crew will trim the tall grass growing around the guardrail on State Route 17 Alternate. The DOT said the shoulder of the road will be closed as this work...

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Boater Education Course Soon To Be Mandatory

June 23, 2014

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is reminding boaters that beginning on July 1, completion of a boater education course will become mandatory for all vessel operators born on or after January 1, 1998. DNR officials said the new requirement states that any persons born on or after January 1, 1998 that operate any...

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Local Officials React To Sewer Grant Announcement

June 20, 2014

Local leaders are reacting after Toccoa and Stephens County receive a federal grant for sewer expansion. Wednesday afternoon, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced that the Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration will give $1.42 million to Toccoa and Stephens County for water and sewer system improvements along the Toccoa By-pass. Specifically, the grant...

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Stephens Co. Employee Health Insurance Changing

June 20, 2014

Stephens County employees will see a change in their health insurance policies starting next month. At a called meeting on Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners unanimously approved using MSI Benefits as the county’s broker for health insurance. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that the county decided to use a broker after seeing steep proposed...

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Franklin BOE Proposing Millage Rate Increase for FY 15

June 20, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Franklin County Board of Education has signed off on its proposed FY 2015 budget, but it comes with a millage increase. The current school millage in Franklin County is 16.868 mils. The board is proposing raising the millage 1.75 mills to 18.618 mills. At its meeting earlier this month,...

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Currahee Club Hosting Free Farmers’ Market, Summer Celebration Saturday

June 20, 2014

The Currahee Club in Stephens County will be hosting some community oriented events this weekend for the public. The events are taking place on Saturday. First, the club will welcome the Stephens County Farmers’ Market and more to the Currahee Club for the day. Currahee Club Community Manager Anne Shurley said this is the...

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