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762 Area Code Numbers to Become More Prevalent, Report Says

November 13, 2013

North Georgia areas, including Toccoa, could start seeing a new area code popping. According to the Augusta Chronicle, North American Numbering Plan Administration Director John Manning, said that combinations of phone numbers for the 706 area code ran out last week. The 706 area code covers Augusta, Athens, the Columbus area and a large...

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Toccoa To Abandon Savannah Lane

November 12, 2013

The city of Toccoa will abandon a local side street, allowing a downtown church the ability to take over the property for its use. Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners voted 2 to 1 to abandon Savannah Lane and a portion of an adjacent alley at the request of the Toccoa First United Methodist Church. The...

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Drug Investigation Leads to Two Arrests in Toccoa

November 12, 2013

Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said two people face drug charges after a recent investigation. Last Tuesday, Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team agents and the Toccoa Police Department’s Uniform Patrol, Criminal Investigation, K-9, and SWAT Team units all executed a search warrant at a residence on Hughes Street. Jarrell said the search warrant...

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting This Morning

November 12, 2013

Stephens County Commissioners will meet for a meeting this morning. The county commission’s first regularly scheduled meeting for the month of November will take place today at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. County commissioners will start at 8:30 a.m. with a work session to...

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Local Property Tax Bills Coming Due

November 12, 2013

Toccoa property owners should take note that today is the deadline to pay city of Toccoa taxes. That is not the only tax deadline coming up this week. Stephens County property tax bills are due this Friday.

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Stephens Co. Holds Veterans’ Day Observance

November 11, 2013
Stephens Co. Holds Veterans’ Day Observance

Stephens County marks Veterans’ Day. The annual Veterans’ Day observance took place on Monday morning on the historic Stephens County Courthouse lawn in downtown Toccoa. Keynote speaker the Rev. Scott Borderud of First Alliance Church in Toccoa called on those in attendance to always remember to express thanks to all veterans for their service....

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Veterans Day Program Today in Toccoa

November 11, 2013

Stephens County will mark Veterans’ Day with a program today. The county’s American Legion Post 104, Marine Corps Detachment 1303, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4346 are sponsoring the event again this year. American Legion post 104 Adjutant William Tucker said the emphasis of the program is to honor living veterans and active...

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Toccoa Commission Meeting Today

November 11, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners will meet later today for a regularly scheduled meeting. The city commission’s first regularly scheduled monthly meeting for November will get underway at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. During the meeting, Toccoa City Commissioners are expected to hold public hearings on two planning-and-zoning-related requests. The first is a request from...

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Festival of Trees Signups Underway

November 11, 2013

Preparations are underway for an annual holiday event in downtown Toccoa. Toccoa will once again host the Festival of Trees during the first full weekend of December. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said the Festival of Trees is a great way for businesses, organizations, and others to support the area’s non-profits during...

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Stephens Co. Falls to Lumpkin, Still in State Playoffs

November 11, 2013

The Stephens County Indians come up just short on Senior Night, but still earn a spot in the state playoffs. Lumpkin County scored on a three-yard touchdown pass from Daniel McCrary to Johnathan Gilreath with less than 30 seconds to go to give Lumpkin County a 31-28 win over the Indians Friday night at...

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