Whitlock Asks: Why Is City Not Paying County for Housing Inmates?

October 16, 2014

A discussion over the agreement between Toccoa and Stephens County regarding the county’s probation department leads to a discussion about the jail. Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners considered a motion to pay the city of Toccoa $23,859.66 under the intergovernmental agreement the two sides have over the county’s probation department. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers...

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Stephens Co. Commission Approves Paving Work

October 16, 2014

Stephens County will have just over 7 miles of roadway paved after approving a million dollar contract. Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners unanimously approved a bid of nearly $1.02 million from Colditz Trucking Co. for paving work. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said the county will be able to pave 7.33 miles of county roads...

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Job Fair Friday In Stephens Co.

October 16, 2014

An annual job fair comes to Stephens County Friday. It is the eighth annual Northeast Georgia Job Fair and Career Expo on Friday from noon to 3 p.m. at the Currahee Campus of North Georgia Technical College, located on Highway 17 between Toccoa and Martin, in Stephens County. The Georgia Department of Labor’s Toccoa...

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Rain Not Upping Lake Levels Yet

October 16, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia All of the rain over the past few days has not put a dent in the lake levels yet. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Hartwell Lake remains about five feet below full pool. Corps spokesman Billy Birdwell said that means the Drought Trigger Level 1...

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TFC Sports Update

October 16, 2014

Toccoa Falls College had a busy weekend of sports activities last weekend as part of Homecoming festivities. First on Friday, TFC’s women’s soccer team hosted Bluefield College, losing 1-0. With the loss, TFC drops to 6-7-1 on the year. Meanwhile, the TFC men’s soccer team played to a scoreless draw against Clearwater Christian College...

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No Widespread Damage After Tuesday Morning Storms

October 15, 2014

Officials said there was no major widespread damage after severe storms moved through Toccoa and Stephens County Tuesday morning. Stephens County was under a tornado warning for a time Tuesday between 7:50 a.m. and 8:45 a.m., but the National Weather Service said it did not have any reports of confirmed tornado touchdowns. County authorities...

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