County To Move Forward On Partial Road Abandonment

Stephens County will begin the abandonment process for part of Camp Mikell Road. On Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners voted unanimously to authorize staff to begin moving forward with the road abandonment process for part of Camp Mikell Road that begins at a creek that does not have a bridge over it and continues onto Forest Service property. Stephens County Administrator […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Approves Re-Zoning Request

Stephens County approves a re-zoning request for a local property. Tuesday, the county commission unanimously approved a re-zoning request from Dwayne Smith on Leatherwood Road. Smith wanted his property re-zoned from Residential Single Family to Agriculture General/Residential in order to allow farming and a possible nursery on the property. According to Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers, this particular property sits […]

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NGTC Gets EMS Grant

North Georgia Technical College receives a grant for EMS training. NGTC was recently awarded a $97,900 Rural Business Development Grant to improve ambulance-based safety and technology training for Emergency Medical Services Program students. Acting NGTC President Mark Ivester said that the grant will fund the purchase of an ambulance and related technology for the emergency medical students to access. In […]

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Toccoa Christmas Parade Winners Announced

The winners are in for this year’s Toccoa Christmas Parade. Winners were announced on Monday by the Toccoa Woman’s Club. According to the Woman’s Club, the “Best Overall” award went to Cub Scout Pack 77. The “Best School” award went to the Stephens County High School band. This year’s award for “Best Church or Civic Group” went to the Toccoa […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

Stephens County Commissioners will wrap up their calendar year with a meeting this morning. County commissioners will meet at 8:30 a.m. for a regularly scheduled meeting in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. This is the final scheduled meeting of the year for the Stephens County Commission. County commissioners will begin their meeting at […]

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Local Residents Pass Economic Development Academy

A number of local residents are now graduates of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development. Recently, five Stephens County residents went through the academy’s 2015 Region 2 Multi-Day Training Program and graduated at a ceremony last month. They are Deborah Gibby, Rick Phillips, Clay Fisher, Julie Paysen, and Tammy Riddle. The Academy’s multi-day program, taught one day a month over […]

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Franklin Co. Searching For Attorney … Or Not

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia They’re searching for a new county attorney, but they’re not. …officially. Franklin County’s Board of Commissioners have decided to form a search committee to review applications for the County Attorney position – but they claim they are not looking for a new county attorney. Current county attorney Bubba Samuels’ contract is up the end […]

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Historic Plaque Unveiled at Hayes of Toccoa

Main Street Toccoa unveils the latest in its yearly series of historic plaques. The newest plaque in this year’s series was unveiled last Thursday at a ceremony at Hayes of Toccoa on Pond Street in downtown Toccoa. Members of the Tabor family, former employees of Tabor Motor Company and current employees of Hayes of Toccoa, the Toccoa Historic Preservation Commission, […]

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