IRS Releases Initial Tax Season Statistics

The Internal Revenue Service is releasing some initial statistics from the current tax season. The IRS recently released 2014 tax filing season national statistics that show that 15 percent more refunds were already issued this year, compared to 2013 figures. Also, the IRS said the average federal refund totaled $3,211, which is an increase of $190 compared with the same […]

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Wilbros Hearing Underway This Morning

A hearing on a request from Stephens County and the other plaintiffs in a civil suit against the Wilbros facility asking a judge to shut the facility down is underway. It started this morning in Stephens County Superior Court. The purpose of the hearing is to consider a motion from the Plaintiffs for Contempt to determine if Wilbros has complied […]

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Early Voting Starts Today in Stephens Co.

Voters can start casting ballots today in the special election to pick someone to serve the remainder of the unexpired term of the late Harold Andrews on the Stephens County Commission. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said early voting gets underway today downstairs in the StephensCountyGovernmentBuilding in downtown Toccoa. “It begins today at 8 a.m. and will go to 5 […]

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Leap for Literacy Held Saturday

Stephens County takes the leap for literacy. The 8th annual Leap for Literacy took place Saturday at the Georgia Baptist Conference Center in Toccoa. During the leap, jumpers raise money and then take the plunge into Lake Louise. Proceeds from the Leap for Literacy are split equally between the Stephens Education Literacy Foundation and Family Connection and Communities in Schools […]

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Park St. Bridge Public Hearing Next Month

The Toccoa City Commission is expected to re-visit the future of a city bridge at one of its meetings next month. Toccoa Planning Director Connie Tabor said that the city commission will discuss the Park Stree tBridge during its March 24 city commission meeting, including taking additional input during a public hearing. “We will have a public hearing to hear […]

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Toccoa Commission Meeting Today

Toccoa City Commissioners will meet today for a regularly scheduled meeting. The meeting is set to start at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. Items on today’s meeting agenda include the awarding of a bid for the purchase of a bucket truck for the public works department, consideration of humane shelter funding, and a request from FriendshipBaptistChurch for housing demolition assistance. […]

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