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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May is Historic Preservation Month

May is Historic Preservation Month and the city of Toccoa is taking time to mark that this month. This year’s Historic Preservation Month campaign is called “This Place Matters.” Main Street Toccoa is taking time in May to spotlight local historic landmarks on social media in honor of Historic Preservation Month. Also, Main Street is encouraging people to take photographs […]

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“A Taste of Toccoa” Winners Announced

The results are in for this year’s “A Taste of Toccoa.” Main Street Toccoa held the annual “Taste” awards ceremony on Friday at Toccoa City Hall. This year’s People’s Choice Award, voted on by attendees at the WNEG Radio booth, went to Friends @ the Rebel for its Asian Chicken Taco. Other awards were as follows: Best Representation of Business […]

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Habersham Fires Ruled Arson

Fire Investigators with Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens’ office have ruled two separate fires on Thursday in Habersham County as arson. Commissioner Hudgens’ office said that the fires, which occurred at around 4:30 p.m. Thursday, caused moderate damage to a site built home and minor damage to a mobile home located at 235 Hollywood Canyon Road in Clarksville. […]

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