Grants Being Sought for Sewer Expansion Project

June 20, 2013
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Potential grant funds could help Toccoa and Stephens County push forward on the expansion of sewer on Big A Road and the Toccoa By-pass. Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners approved entering into an agreement with the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission to apply for two grants to help pay for the project. According to Stephens County...

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Police Blotter

June 20, 2013
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The Georgia Department of Transportation is reporting that it has had tractor batteries stolen in Stephens County. The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office received a report from a DOT worker on Monday who said his crew left their tractors at a local store last Thursday and found when they returned Monday that someone had cut...

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Toccoa, Stephens Co. Settle SPLOST Split

June 19, 2013
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Stephens County and Toccoa City Commissioners reach an agreement on splitting revenues if voters approve SPLOST VI later this year. After meeting for more than an hour on Tuesday, the two sides met in the middle and agreed that if SPLOST VI is voted in, Stephens County will receive roughly 70 percent of the...

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Stephens Co. BOE Approves FY 2014 Budget

June 19, 2013
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The Stephens County Board of Education puts its final stamp of approval on its Fiscal Year 2014 budget. The school board unanimously approved the final budget at its meeting Tuesday. The nearly $32 million budget shows no change from the tentative budget approved last month. Next year’s budget is slightly smaller than the current...

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Toccoa Approves Sign Ordinance Amendments

June 19, 2013
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The city of Toccoa amends its sign ordinance. Monday, city commissioners unanimously approved amendments to the sign ordinance following a second reading and public hearing. According to Toccoa Planning Director Connie Tabor, the major change in the sign ordinance is to allow electronic message board signage on Big A Road and parts of Currahee...

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Local Orthodontist Celebrates New Location

June 19, 2013
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Local Orthodontist Celebrates New Location

A local orthodontist celebrates his new location. Tuesday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Dr. Benny Erwin’s new office location. Dr. Erwin moved into the new building recently. He said they now have plenty of room and updated equipment to provide orthodontic and other services to area residents. “We...

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