Stephens Co. BOE Considering New Solar Panel Proposal

July 17, 2014

The Stephens County school system is heading back to the negotiating table with a company looking to place solar panels on school system property. On Tuesday, the Board of Education voted 6-1 to allow Superintendent Bryan Dorsey to negotiate with United Renewable Energy of Alpharetta regarding placing solar panels on property owned by the...

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Toccoa Gets Preliminary Year End Financial Numbers

July 17, 2014

Preliminary year-end numbers show indications of a positive bottom line for the city of Toccoa financially in Fiscal Year 2014. Toccoa Finance Director Cathy Loudermilk presented the monthly financial report for the city as of June 30 to city commissioners at their meeting on Monday. June 30 marked the end of Fiscal Year 2014....

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Lavonia Speedway Hosting “Thursday Thriller”

July 17, 2014

It will be a “Thursday Thriller” tonight in Lavonia. The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars are scheduled to race tonight in Lavonia for an event entitled the “Thursday Thriller” speed spectacular. This event is one that was re-scheduled from June 13. Besides the U.S.C.S. winged sprint cars, the schedule...

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Taxpayers Continue to Call For Answers From School System on Shortfall at Public Hearing

July 16, 2014
Taxpayers Continue to Call For Answers From School System on Shortfall at Public Hearing

Stephens County taxpayers continue to call for answers from the Stephens County School System as to how it ended up in a multi-million dollar budget shortfall. The Stephens County Board of Education held its second of three required public hearings on a proposed millage rate increase on Tuesday in front of a full meeting...

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Stephens Co. Schools Finance Director Resigns

July 16, 2014

Meanwhile, in the midst of its budget issues, the Stephens County School System is again looking for a new finance director. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey says that Misty Cleveland has resigned from the position and the Board of Education accepted that resignation Tuesday. Dorsey said he plans to begin the search for...

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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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