Local Officials React To Sewer Grant Announcement

June 20, 2014

Local leaders are reacting after Toccoa and Stephens County receive a federal grant for sewer expansion. Wednesday afternoon, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced that the Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration will give $1.42 million to Toccoa and Stephens County for water and sewer system improvements along the Toccoa By-pass. Specifically, the grant...

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Stephens Co. Employee Health Insurance Changing

June 20, 2014

Stephens County employees will see a change in their health insurance policies starting next month. At a called meeting on Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners unanimously approved using MSI Benefits as the county’s broker for health insurance. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that the county decided to use a broker after seeing steep proposed...

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Franklin BOE Proposing Millage Rate Increase for FY 15

June 20, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Franklin County Board of Education has signed off on its proposed FY 2015 budget, but it comes with a millage increase. The current school millage in Franklin County is 16.868 mils. The board is proposing raising the millage 1.75 mills to 18.618 mills. At its meeting earlier this month,...

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Currahee Club Hosting Free Farmers’ Market, Summer Celebration Saturday

June 20, 2014

The Currahee Club in Stephens County will be hosting some community oriented events this weekend for the public. The events are taking place on Saturday. First, the club will welcome the Stephens County Farmers’ Market and more to the Currahee Club for the day. Currahee Club Community Manager Anne Shurley said this is the...

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Main Street Summer Drama Camp Performance Tonight

June 20, 2014

The Main Street Toccoa Summer Drama Camp will present its final production tonight. The drama camp has taken place all week at the Schaefer Center. Tonight, the campers will perform their play “The Actor Games” by Wade Bradford. The performance is free to attend. It starts at 7 p.m. at the Schaefer Center in...

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U.S. Forest Service Looking For Cleanup Help

June 20, 2014

The U.S. Forest Service is asking for the public’s help in keeping national forests clean this summer. Forest Service Rangers said littering and dumping of garbage on national forest land is a real problem, with items ranging from the most basic household trash to things like washing machines, couches, tires, and even boats. Rangers...

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  • September 15, 2014The Currahee Thunder Equestrian Drill Team of Stephens County High School
  • October 23, 2014Hardman Farm Fall Guided Tours
  • October 25, 2014 9:00 amFall Festival! 22nd Annual Martin Fall Festival
  • October 25, 2014 9:00 amA Big Book Bonanza
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