Stephens Co. BOE Hears From Public on Mill Rate Hike Proposalf

July 11, 2014

Don’t raise taxes to fix the school system’s mistakes. That was the message from multiple people who spoke Thursday at the first of three public hearings on a proposed Stephens County Board of Education millage rate increase. The Board of Education is proposing to raise the millage rate by 1.6 mills, from 18.4 mills...

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Summer Activities Continue in Downtown Toccoa

July 11, 2014

Summer activities continue in downtown Toccoa. Main Street Toccoa has offered both a “Summer Movie Series” on Thursday nights at the Schaefer Center and the “Ida Cox Music Series” on Saturday nights on Doyle Street in downtown Toccoa through the months of June and July. On the movies, Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon...

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Little League Tourney in Toccoa Heads To Deciding Game

July 11, 2014

Franklin County and Hart County will play one more time tonight in the District 11 and 12 year old All-Star baseball tournament at the Doyle Street Park in Toccoa to determine a champion. Trailing 9 to 8, Franklin County scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to win 10-9 in extra...

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Police Blotter

July 11, 2014

A Stephens County man says he had some equipment stolen recently. The man filed a report with the Toccoa Police Department on July 7, stating that sometime last week, he had a paint sprayer stolen from one of his employees on Queen Street. The sprayer was estimated at a value of more than $500....

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Habersham Chief Magistrate Named

July 11, 2014

A new chief magistrate has been named in Habersham County. The Northeast Georgian reports that Mountain Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judges Chan Caudell and Russell Smith have named 43-year-old Gerald William Johnson of Demorest to the seat. That report states he will replace Chief Magistrate James Butterworth, who is retiring, and fill out Butterworth’s...

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Budget Letters Spark Debate, Questions

July 10, 2014

Letters submitted to the Stephens County Commission by four county constitutional officers during the Fiscal Year 2015 budget process indicate that those constitutional officers would have sought litigation had the county commission cut their budgets any further. Local resident Bryan Dooley questioned county commissioners about the letters at Tuesday’s commission meeting. The letters were...

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