Rivers Alive Cleanup scheduled for tomorrow

Rivers Alive Cleanup scheduled for tomorrow. Rivers Alive is Georgia’s annual volunteer waterway cleanup event that targets all waterways in the State including streams, rivers, lakes, beaches, and wetlands. The mission of Rivers Alive is to create awareness of and involvement in the preservation of Georgia’s water resources. The event is held annually each fall and is a program of […]

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Hospital Authority approves FY18 budget

The Stephens County Hospital Authority met last night to discuss and approve the Fiscal Year 2018 budget. After several weeks of discussion, the authority came to a decision to vote on the new budget. Stan Roberts made the motion which passed unanimously. There will be more information regarding the details of the budget, once released, at a later time.  

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No bus for Senior Center

During the recent County Commission meeting, the commission killed the motion to purchase a bus for the Senior Center. The proposed expenditure would have costed $123,887 with an additional amount of $4,565 for a seven-year warranty plan. Funding had been set aside with the funds gained from the recent sale of the Good Will building; however, the commission decided against […]

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Employers in the Know 2017

Employers from Stephens and surrounding counties now have a better understanding of some of the new programs and initiatives at the Georgia Department of Labor. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler was in Toccoa Wednesday for the 2017 Employers in the Know conference which took place on the Currahee Campus of North Georgia Technical College. Yesterday’s event is one of a […]

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Hospital Authority to meet Sept. 28

The Stephens County Hospital Authority will have a called meeting this evening at 6:00 p.m. to discuss and approve the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget. The meeting will be held in the Ferman Gregory Board Room. After several discussions, held in executive sessions, the authority plans to approve the budget in open session. Other topics on the agenda to be discussed, […]

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Nestle’ Purina to bring jobs to Northeast Georgia

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Nestlé Purina PetCare Co. will create as many as 240 new jobs and invest $320 million in a manufacturing facility and distribution center in Hartwell. “Our business-friendly climate, highly skilled workforce and unmatched logistics infrastructure continue to attract industry-leading manufacturers like Purina to Georgia,” said Deal. “With this new facility, Purina will build upon […]

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City commissioners hesitant to sell more water

Water exports discussed during the Toccoa City Commission meeting Monday night prompted concern for future growth in Toccoa. Three water customers have submitted individual request to increase the amount of water purchased from the city of Toccoa, upon the expiration of their current agreements. In the three entities’ proposals the requested rates were lower. The city of Demorest, requested to […]

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National voter registration month is here

September is National Voter Registration Month and Tuesday was National Voter Registration Day. So now is a good time to make sure you are registered to vote if you live in a community where local elections will be held in November. While neither Toccoa or Martin have contested municipal elections, other are communities in Franklin and surrounding counties will and […]

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