Bike Rides Come Through Toccoa

Two bike rides get started in Toccoa. On Friday, two bike rides made their way through Stephens County. First on Friday morning, the “Ride Strong” bike ride left the Paul Anderson Park and made its way to Vidalia, Georgia, 207 miles away. Duane Mahon and Gary Bellamy were the coordinators for “Ride Strong.” Mahon said the ride was a way […]

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Update on Wednesday Wreck

Authorities have released more information on a wreck Wednesday in Stephens County. It happened on Wednesday at about 6:15 p.m. at the intersection of the Toccoa By-pass, or Georgia Highway 17, and Cawthon Road. The accident involved two vehicles. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, a 1999 GMC C6500 was traveling southbound on Highway 17 in […]

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Stephens BOE, TCC Both Holding Meetings Today

The Stephens County Board of Education is expected to formally set its millage rate at 20 mills for a second straight year at a meeting this morning. Stephens County school board members are set to gather at 7:30 a.m. at the Stephens County school system’s administrative offices on Mize Road to set the millage rate. Last month, the school board […]

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SCDA Approves FY 16 Budget

The Stephens County Development Authority approves its budget for Fiscal Year 2016. Thursday, the Development Authority approved the budget for the fiscal year that started July 1 and runs through June 30, 2016. Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin said this year’s budget is nearly identical to last year’s. “Year to year, our budget changes very little,” said […]

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HPC Rejects COA Request

Toccoa’s Historic Preservation Commission rejects a Certificate of Appropriateness request for a downtown building. Last week, the HPC considered Robert Crumley’s request to perform major exterior building renovations to the former Green’s Department Store at 26 Doyle Street. Back in May, the HPC met with Crumley on the property and gave preliminary approval for Crumley to begin on exterior renovations […]

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Franklin BOC Agrees to Borrow to Make Ends Meet

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County will borrow the money it needs to meet its obligations through the end of the year. The Board of Commissioners signed off on the plan at their regular meeting last night in Carnesville. During their work session last week, County Manager Beth Thomas told the board the County needs to borrow money […]

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