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County voters to decide fate of new SPLOST Nov. 5.

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Early voting for Stephens County's Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) will begin in mid-October, according to elections superintendent Eureka Gober. County and city municipalities recently agreed to splitting the proceeds from the 1 percent sales tax should voters choose to continue allowing the collections after the current one ends on June 30, 2020.

Wilkinson appointed study commission chair

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State Sen. John Wilkinson (R – Toccoa) was recently appointed by Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan to chair the Senate Study Committee on Agriculture, Forestry, and Landscape Workforce Access. “I am honored and excited to chair this study committee and look forward to reviewing the various barriers and regulations that have an effect on workforce development in this industry,” said Sen. Wilkinson.

FFA winners in Perry

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Three Stephens County FFA students began their 2019-2020 livestock show season this past weekend at the Georgia Junior Beef Futurity show in Perry.  Representing Stephens County were seniors Mary A

Elks donates to Food 2 Kids

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Toccoa Elks Lodge 1820 exalted ruler Brian Russell presents a $4,500 check to Food 2 Kids program director Lucy Davis (center).  Elks Lodge 1820 competed for and won an Elks National Foundations Co