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Toccoa Approves Water Agreement with Demorest

July 12, 2013

Toccoa approves an agreement to sell water to the city of Demorest. City commissioners unanimously approved the agreement at their meeting Monday. Toccoa Mayor David Austin said the agreement with Demorest actually replaces an agreement the city had in place previously with Habersham County. “We have had an agreement with Habersham County,” said Austin....

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City Tables Bid Award

July 12, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners will look at an issue regarding bids for fire department living quarters and office renovations at a future meeting. The city opened the three bids last month. The low bid came from Andrews Construction Company at about $38,000. However, Andrews Construction then contacted the city on June 26 to withdraw its...

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City Will Not Further Help Fund Wilbros Litigation

July 11, 2013

The city of Toccoa is stopping its financial contributions to the legal costs associated with the Wilbros’ civil suit. In a letter dated Tuesday and delivered to county offices, the city stated that while it fully supports the Wilbros’ litigation, it is no longer able to financially participate. The letter is the result of...

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Toccoa Puts Pool in SPLOST VI Proposal

July 11, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners agree to put a million dollars into the city’s SPLOST VI plan for renovations at the Doyle Street Pool. Commissioners reviewed the city’s proposed SPLOST VI project list at a work session Monday. Under the planned SPLOST VI revenue projection, Toccoa had just under $6.4 million to divide up. While pool...

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Stephens Co. Board of Education To Meet With Open Seat Candidates Today

July 11, 2013

The Stephens County Board of Education is expected to meet with the four people seeking the board seat vacated last month by Jerry Steele during a meeting later today. The board is expected to meet with Jimmy Howard, Inger Neal, and Steve Tilley during a work session later today. As for an original fourth...

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Red Cross Issues Call for Blood, Platelets

July 11, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The American Red Cross in Northeast Georgia is putting out an emergency call for donations of blood and blood platelets. Nationwide, donations through the Red Cross were down approximately 10 percent in June, resulting in about 50,000 fewer donations than expected. American Red Cross spokesperson Kristen Stancil said...

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Little League Update

July 11, 2013

The Toccoa 11 and 12-year-old softball All-Star team brings a district title home from Clayton. Toccoa defeated Franklin County in the 11-12 softball district title game Wednesday night in Clayton by a 13-2 score in four innings. Toccoa scored 12 runs in the opening inning and never looked back. MacKenzie Rogers, Ivey Andrews, Natalie...

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Stephens Co. Hires E-911/EMA Director

July 10, 2013

Stephens County has a new E-911 and Emergency Management Agency Director. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers announced that Dennis Folsom has accepted the county’s offer to take over the position that leads both departments. Ayers said that Folsom comes to Stephens County from a similar position in south Georgia. “He is currently the Cook County...

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Shelter Offers Director Candidate

July 10, 2013

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Board has offered a candidate the position of shelter director. At a meeting Tuesday, board members in attendance voted unanimously to offer the position to Jeff Roberts of Norfolk, Virginia. Roberts was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of the Norfolk SPCA. Shelter Board Member Stanley London said Roberts...

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FBI Serves Search Warrant in Toccoa

July 10, 2013

The Federal Bureau of Investigation confirms it had a presence in Stephens County on Tuesday. According to an e-mail from FBI Spokesman Special Agent Stephen Emmett, Tuesday’s law enforcement presence, which included the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and its various other federal, state, and local law enforcement partners, was in support of a...

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