Nominations Sought for Lavonia Award

September 2, 2015

Nomination forms for the twelfth annual ‘Margaret Ayers Award for Civic Health’ are available at Lavonia Clinic, the Northeast Georgia Bank and the Lavonia Chamber of Commerce. The award is named for Margaret Ayers, longtime civic activist and career banker. Criteria include being a resident of Lavonia, civic leadership, exceptional character, an appreciation of...

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Qualifying Underway in Stephens Co. Municipalities

September 1, 2015

A number of incumbents have filed for re-election for municipal elections in Toccoa and Martin. First in Toccoa, City Clerk Fredda Wheeler says that Terry Carter qualified to run for re-election to Post 1 of the City Commission and Gail Fry qualified to run for re-election to Post 4. No other candidates had qualified...

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Bell Named President of POAG

September 1, 2015

Comer Police Chief and Stephens County Commission Chair Dennis Bell will lead a statewide law enforcement organization for the next year. Bell was named President of the Peace Officers Association of Georgia last week at the organization’s 115th conference in Savannah. He said it is a privilege and an honor to receive the confidence...

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City of Toccoa Looks to Expand Industrial Pre-Treament Program

September 1, 2015

The city of Toccoa is looking to expand its capacity to increase its industrial wastewater pre-treatment program. Last week, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously approved spending $14,000 to $17,000 in engineering fees to double the amount of industrial pre-treatment that the city is allowed. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that currently, the city’s Industrial...

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Stephens Co. July Unemployment Numbers Out

September 1, 2015

The latest county unemployment numbers from the Georgia Department of Labor show a rising unemployment rate for Stephens County for the month of July. According to the Labor Department figures, Stephens County had a preliminary unemployment rate of 7.0 percent for the month of July. That is up four-tenths of a percentage point from...

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SCHS Volleyball Update

September 1, 2015

The Stephens County High School Lady Indian volleyball team begins Region 8-AAAA play later today. Last week, the Lady Indians traveled to White County to participate in a tri-match with White County and Fannin County. The Lady Indians fell short to Fannin County in straight sets, 25-23 and 25-19, but bounced back against White...

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