Toccoa, Stephens Co. Both Set to Release Proposed Budgets Today

May 13, 2014

Both the city of Toccoa and Stephens County are scheduled to unveil their proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budgets during meetings today. Stephens County will go first, releasing its proposed budget during its 8:30 a.m. commission meeting in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse. Last week, Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said...

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Wilbros Appeal of EPD Order Being Heard in Atlanta

May 13, 2014

The hearing on Wilbros’ appeal of an EPD administrative order calling on the facility to shut down is underway. That hearing began Monday in the Georgia Office of State Administrative Hearings in Atlanta. Wilbros received the hearing after challenging the administrative order that the state’s Environmental Protection Division issued in January. The EPD stated...

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Franklin Co. Commission Tables Jail Funding Decision

May 13, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Commissioners in Franklin County are putting off a decision on how to fund a proposed jail expansion until after a detailed budget review. Franklin County is considering adding a four-pod, 96 bed extension to its current detention center to house non-violent offenders and women at a proposed cost...

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Top Five Banquet at SCHS Tonight

May 13, 2014

Just a reminder, tonight’s annual Top Five Banquet is at Stephens County High School. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. in the high school bistro with the Top Five program to follow in the Tugaloo Center for the Performing Arts. The Toccoa Rotary Club sponsors the Top Five banquet each year. It honors the...

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Chamber Looks Ahead to New Year

May 12, 2014

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce looks forward to the year ahead. Last Thursday at its annual meeting, the Chamber heard from both Current Chamber Board Chair Brian Akin, whose term ends on June 30 and Incoming Board Chair Greg Roach, who begins his year as chair on July 1. Akin said it has...

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SCHS Football Spring Practice Starts Today

May 12, 2014

The Stephens County High School football team is starting spring practice today. New Head Coach Frank Barden will lead the Indians in the first of 10 practices later today. Barden said he is excited to get onto the field. “We will just get out there just find some kids that play hard and do...

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