Morse Gets Contract Extension

Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse receives a contract extension. Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners voted unanimously to extend Morse’s employment agreement with the city for another two years through October 1, 2017. Mayor Terry Carter said that he and the commission appreciate the fine work that Morse has done since returning to the city manager’s post in 2013. “Billy has done […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

Stephens County Commissioners are slated to possibly again discuss convenience site recyclables at their meeting later today. The Stephens County Commission is scheduled to meet at 8:30 a.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Listed on today’s agenda is “Discussion of Convenience Site Recyclables.” Last month, the Stephens County Commission unanimously passed […]

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Banks Co. Wreck Kills One

An area man is dead after a single-vehicle accident in Banks County over the weekend. The Georgia State Patrol reported that the accident occurred around 7:24 a.m. on Sunday on Georgia Highway 63 in Banks County. According to the GSP report, a 2011 Infiniti driven by 41-year-old Mark Joseph Akin of the Red Hill community was traveling southbound on Highway […]

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Second EES Public Hearing Set for Tonight

The Stephens County Board of Education will hold the second public hearing on the proposed closing of Eastanollee Elementary School tonight. That hearing will start at 6:30 p.m. in the Tugaloo Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Stephens County High School. It is the final of the two scheduled public hearings on the topic. Last month, the […]

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Toccoa Commission Meets Today

The Toccoa City Commission is expected to consider the extension of the employment agreement for Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse at their meeting later today. City commissioners meet at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall for a regularly scheduled meeting. On the agenda, the commission is expected to consider extending Morse’s current employment agreement for another two years, through October […]

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Income Tax Deadline Approaching

Time is running out to file those income taxes. Wednesday, April 15 is the deadline to file. Internal Revenue Service Spokesman Mark Green said the agency expected a busy weekend as they were still waiting on an estimated 1 million or so tax returns in Georgia alone as of late last week. Green said for those who have not filed […]

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Lavonia City Councilman Canady Passes Away

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Lavonia City offices will be closed Monday morning as city officials and staff attend the funeral of Lavonia City Councilman Don Canady. Canady passed away early Saturday at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Canady had served as Lavonia City Councilman for some 12 years, according to Lavonia Mayor Ralph Owens. Calling […]

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City Meets With State, Railroad on Pond St. Bridge

The city of Toccoa is working with state and railroad officials to get the Pond Street bridge re-open to traffic as soon as possible. That is according to Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse. Morse said that he and Public Works Director Randy Smith met with representatives of both the Georgia Department of Transportation and Norfolk Southern Railroad Thursday about the […]

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