DNR Issues Check Scam Warning

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources said it was the victim of a fraudulent check scam. DNR officials said that while the checks that were sent out did appear very similar to an official Department check, the check numbers did not align with any outstanding checks written by the Department. They added that the citizens who notified DNR about the […]

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Prescribed Fire Today in Stephens Co.

The U.S. Forest Service said a prescribed burn should wrap up tonight. Forest Service officials said the prescribed fire is taking place today in Stephens County and may present smoke to residents of Stephens, Franklin, Habersham, Banks, and Hall counties. According to the Forest Service, it should be complete by 7 p.m. The Forest Service said the prescribed burn is […]

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Toccoa Commission Moves Closer to Increasing Its Pay

A pay increase for Toccoa City Commissioners moves one step closer. On Monday, the Toccoa City Commission unanimously approved the first reading of a pay increase ordinance. Under the ordinance change, the pay for a city commissioner would increase from $8,400 per year to $15,000 per year in 2018, while the pay for the mayor would increase from $10,800 per […]

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City Commission Holds First Reading of Proposed FY 2017 Budget

Toccoa City Commissioners take the first step in approving a budget for Fiscal Year 2017. On Monday, the city commission unanimously approved the first reading of the proposed budget. According to Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse, the proposed budget totals $35,496,758. “No property tax millage rate increase is proposed,” said Morse. “No increases are proposed for utility rates or other […]

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IRS Offering Tax Tips for After April 18

Tax day has come and gone for most people, but dealings with taxes may not be over yet. With that in mind, the Internal Revenue Service is offering some typical after tax-day issues. First, the IRS said that for those who failed to file a 2015 tax return by the April 18 deadline, file something as soon as possible to […]

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Stephens Co. Commission To Meet Today

Stephens County Commissioners will consider a motion to extend a temporary moratorium for signage within the unincorporated portions of Georgia Highway 17 in Stephens County at their meeting this morning. The county commission will meet at 8:30 a.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. During the meeting, the county commission will consider […]

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Toccoa City Commission to Meet Today

Toccoa City Commissioners are set to hold first readings on the proposed Fiscal Year 2017 budget and a proposed pay raise for city commissioners at their meeting later today. The Toccoa City Commission is set to meet at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. City commissioners are proposing to increase the pay for the mayor to $15,996 a year, or […]

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