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Local Company Closer to Leasing Space on Toccoa Water Tower for Wireless Internet

September 25, 2013

The city of Toccoa appears to reach an understanding with a local company to lease space on a city water tank. Earlier this month, Gunby Communications of Toccoa asked the city if it could lease space on the city’s Meadowbrook Water Tank in order to build out its wireless Internet network. Gunby Communications General...

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Stephens Co. Selling Land As Surplus Property

September 25, 2013

Stephens County is planning to sell a number of pieces of property it owns. Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners unanimously approved a motion to declare more than 30 pieces of land owned by the county as surplus property. Stephens County Commission Chairman Stanley London said doing this allows the county to sell these properties to...

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Police Investigating Armed Robbery At Area ATM

September 25, 2013

Toccoa Police are investigating a reported armed robbery at a local ATM. According to a report on file with the Toccoa Police Department, the incident reportedly happened just after 4 a.m. last Friday at an ATM on Big   A Road. The victim told police that she went to the ATM to draw some...

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TPD Announces Two Arrests

September 25, 2013

Toccoa Police are announcing two arrests. According to a report on file with the police department, a traffic stop on Saturday night led to a drug charge. Police say that an officer was on patrol when he observed a vehicle failing to maintain its lane just around 10 p.m. Saturday. The officer states that...

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Toccoa Commission Offers Morse Manager Job; Waiting for Reply

September 24, 2013

The decision on whether or not Billy Morse will return as Toccoa City Manager now rests with Morse himself. Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners voted to offer Morse the position of City Manager based on a contract drawn up by the City Attorney. Mayor David Austin and Commissioners Terry Carter, Gail Fry, and Ron Seib...

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Voter Registration Deadline Approaching

September 24, 2013

Stephens County voters will head to the polls in November. However, in order to vote this November, you must make sure you are registered to vote. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said the voter registration deadline for the November 5th election is October 7th at 5 p.m. “After that date, if you are not...

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Stephens Co. Commision Meets Today

September 24, 2013

Stephens County Commissioners will meet later today for a regularly scheduled meeting. The county commission is scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. County commissioners will begin with a work session on the agenda items. Following the work session, the county...

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Wilkinson Pleased with Hartwell Summit

September 24, 2013

50th District State Senator John Wilkinson said he is glad to see cooperation between the states of Georgia and South Carolina when it comes to the Savannah River Basin. Wilkinson joined Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, along with other legislators from both states at LakeHartwell last week at the Joint...

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Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Express Employment Professionals

September 24, 2013
Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Express Employment Professionals

Toccoa welcomes an employment-oriented business to town. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Thursday at the Chamber office for Express Employment Professionals. Express Employment Professionals’ local office serving the Toccoa area is in Gainesville. Hollie Bell is the office manager and is helping to serve the Toccoa-Stephens County area....

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Franklin Co. Tabling Consolidation of Voting Precincts Until After Municipal Elections

September 24, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Franklin County Board of Elections is discussing whether to hold a straw poll on the issue of precinct consolidation. At its meeting earlier this month, the Franklin County Board of Elections heard from Franklin County Democratic Party Head Sheila Spencer. She asked if the plan to consolidate...

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