Toccoa, Stephens Co. Look at Building Permit Fees

August 14, 2014

Commissioners for the city of Toccoa and Stephens County are both looking at their building permit fees in an effort to lower them. The two boards both discussed the topic at meetings this week. City commissioners talked about their fees at a work session on Monday. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said the issue...

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County Having Trouble Getting Asphalt For Minor Road Repairs

August 14, 2014

Stephens County officials say they are doing everything they can to get to road repairs as quickly as they can. During Tuesday’s meeting, Mark Arrowood spoke before county commissioners and asked when the county would be able to work on his road, Bowers Private Drive. The county accepted the road into its maintenance system...

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Opportunity Zone Designation Denied for Hayestone-Brady

August 14, 2014

State officials will not grant the Hayestone-Brady Business Park in Stephens County a designation that would make it eligible for additional state tax credits. The Stephens County Development Authority received word recently that the Georgia Department of Community Affairs denied the Development Authority’s application to make Hayestone-Brady Business Park an Opportunity Zone. Stephens County...

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SCDA Approves Solar Panel Agreements

August 14, 2014

The Stephens County Development Authority continues work to finalize an expansion of the solar panel farm project already on Development Authority property in Eastanollee. On Tuesday, the Development Authority board voted unanimously to authorize the Chairman to sign a lease agreement for the solar panel project for 7.35 acres at a cost of $6,000...

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Hart Sinkhole Repair Date Pushed Back

August 14, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Work to repair the giant sinkhole in Hart County is going to take a lot longer than expected. On Monday, the Georgia Department of Transportation announced the completion date has been pushed back from August 24 to October 13. The sinkhole on State Route 51/Reed Creek Highway just...

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Reminder: Traffic Shift On Part of SR 17 Today

August 14, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans a traffic shift today along Highway 17 in Stephens County. Weather permitting, crews will shift traffic from Scott Road all the way to south of the Eastanollee Bypass to allow room for culvert construction. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope said the traffic shift will essentially move traffic one...

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