Hicks Withdraws Salary Increase Request From FY 15 Budget

July 16, 2014

Stephens County Tax Commissioner Dene Hicks said she is withdrawing her request for an increase in salaries to her department for Fiscal Year 2015. Hicks issued that announcement in a press release Tuesday, stating that it is in light of the condition of countywide departmental budget constraints in Stephens County. According to Hicks, withdrawing...

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Stephens Co. Commission Holds Millage Rate Hearings

July 15, 2014

County residents express frustration about a proposed millage rate increase by Stephens County Commissioners. The county commission held the first two of three required public hearings on the proposed hike Monday at the historic courthouse. The room was fairly full for Monday night’s second hearing of the day, with eight or so people speaking...

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Toccoa Opens Street Re-surfacing Bids

July 15, 2014

Toccoa city staff are reviewing two bids submitted for re-surfacing about 25 city streets. The Toccoa City Commission opened the bids for the street re-surfacing project at its meeting Monday. Two companies submitted bids for the work. They are C.W. Matthews of Marietta, who bid $942,665.44 and Blount Construction of Marietta, who bid $1,148,865.14....

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Stephens BOE Holding Second Millage Rate Hearing Tonight

July 15, 2014

The Stephens County Board of Education will hold its second public hearing on its proposed millage rate increase later today. That second public hearing will take place at the Stephens County School System Administrative Offices on Mize Road at 5 p.m. today. This hearing will mark the second of three public hearings on the...

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Weekend Accident Involves SCSO Patrol Car

July 15, 2014

A Hazlehurst, Georgia man faces a traffic charge after a weekend accident that involved a Stephens County Sheriff’s Office patrol car. The accident occurred on Big A Road Sunday around 12:56 a.m. The Georgia State Patrol said a 2009 Mazda pick-up truck driven by 18-year-old Cameron Calhoun of Hazlehurst was traveling east exiting the...

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10-11 Toccoa Baseball All-Stars Eliminated From State Tourney

July 15, 2014

The Toccoa 10 and 11 year old baseball All-Stars are out of the state tournament in Cartersville. Toccoa lost to Columbus Northern in the final game of pool play action on Monday 20-1. Ian Rumsey had the lone hit for the Toccoa All-Stars. Combined with Smyrna’s 16-1 win over Cartersville, Toccoa’s loss eliminated it...

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