Child Injured in Habersham Raid Leaves Hospital

July 2, 2014

The young child injured during a SWAT team raid in Habersham County is out of the hospital. The family said that they are headed back to Wisconsin, where the child faces a long recovery. The child was injured in late May in Cornelia when authorities conducted a “no-knock” search warrant at a home the...

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Stephens Co. BOE Proposes Maxing Out Millage

July 1, 2014

The Stephens County Board of Education is proposing to cap out the millage rate at the state maximum 20 mills to help deal with a multi-million dollar budget shortfall. During a called meeting Monday morning, the school board voted 6 to 1 to approve a tentative millage rate of 20 mills. Previously, a majority...

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People Still Asking School Board How Budget Shortfall Happened

July 1, 2014

As the Stephens County Board of Education continues to grapple its budget shortfall, people continue to ask how the school system ended up at this point. Monday’s Stephens County Board of Education called meeting took place in front of a full meeting room and multiple people asked the Board exactly how this happened. Stephens...

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Stephens Co. Sets Public Hearings for Proposed Tax Increase

July 1, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners are announcing the dates for the three required public hearings on the county’s proposed millage rate increase. The county commission will hold those public hearings at the Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa on July 14 at 8:30 a.m., July 14 at 6 p.m., and on July 22 at 5 p.m....

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Stephens Co. Fireworks Display Tonight

July 1, 2014

Stephens County will mark the Fourth of July with its annual community fireworks display tonight. The fireworks are scheduled for tonight at the Rose Lane Recreation Complex. Stephens County Recreation Department Director Richard Adams said the fireworks will start just after dark. “We would like to thank 1st Franklin Financial, who is sponsoring the...

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Little League Action Still Ongoing in NE Ga.

July 1, 2014

Little League play continues tonight in northeast Georgia. Monday, Toccoa had just one team in action. In 9 and 10 year old softball, the Toccoa All-Stars were eliminated from the district tournament after losing Monday to Hart in Lavonia by an 11-6 score. The Toccoa 11 and 12 year old softball game against Madison...

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