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Toccoa Budgets Additional Funding for Animal Shelter

November 27, 2013

The city of Toccoa will increase its contribution for the current fiscal year to the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter. Monday, city commissioners approved an additional $40,000 in funding for the shelter for the current Fiscal Year. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that the shelter has already spent almost the entire amount that the...

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Discussions Underway on New Toccoa City Pool

November 27, 2013

Toccoa city officials are starting to work on plans for the new city pool. City Manager Billy Morse updated city commissioners at a work session on Monday. Morse said that he, City Commissioners Gail Fry and Terry Carter, and Toccoa Planning and Main Street Director Connie Tabor have met with numerous professionals about the...

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Stephens Co. Urges Residents With Odor Complaints to Keep Contacting Marshal

November 27, 2013

Stephens County officials want local residents to keep contacting the county marshal if they have complaints about the odor situation at Wilbros. Tuesday, a local resident spoke to the county commission, expressing his concerns about the Wilbros’ odor. He said that while in the past, he had e-mailed the county marshal with odor complaints,...

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City, County Announce Holiday Schedules

November 27, 2013

Local government offices are announcing their holiday schedules for the remainder of this week. Stephens County government offices are closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Meanwhile, Toccoa City Hall will also close Thursday and Friday in observance of Thanksgiving. Routes for garbage and recycling scheduled to be picked up on Thursdaywill be...

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Ga. DOT Ready for Thanksgiving Holiday

November 27, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation is getting state highways ready for the Thanksgiving holiday. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope said that the Department is suspending construction-related lane closures for the holiday travel weekend. “For Thanksgiving travel, Georgia DOT will suspend lane closures for construction projects beginning at noon (today) all the way through to...

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Ga. DOT Issues Sprinkler Warning

November 27, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation is reminding northeast Georgia residents to turn off sprinkler systems with automatic timers set to run overnight as colder weather settles in. DOT District Engineer Bayne Smith said that sprinkler systems left on overnight in freezing temperatures can create a hazardous condition for motorists the next morning. Smith said...

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Savannah Lane Abandonment on Hold

November 26, 2013

The Toccoa City Commission puts a hold on abandoning a local side street. Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners voted to table the second reading of the abandonment of Savannah Lane and part of an adjacent alley. Two weeks ago, commissioners voted 2 to 1 in favor of the abandonment, which has been requested by the...

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SCSO Arrests Two for Thefts

November 26, 2013

Two people face charges in two states after investigators discovered stolen vehicles last week in South Carolina. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that on Friday, investigators from the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office worked with the Oconee County, South Carolina Sheriff’s Office on an investigation into stolen vehicles. “Investigators, while looking into some vehicles...

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SCSO Investigating Shooting Incident

November 26, 2013

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office said it is investigating a shooting incident Monday in Stephens County. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said it occurred Monday in the Shorewood area of the county. Shirley said a woman suffered a single gunshot wound to the abdomen and was lifeflighted to Anderson Medical Center. We’ll have more...

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Stephens Co. Commission Meets Today

November 26, 2013

Stephens County Commissioners will hold a regularly scheduled meeting later today. The county commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. County commissioners will start with a work session to discuss items listed on the business meeting agenda. Immediately following the conclusion...

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