Doyle St. Pool Project Earns Award for City of Toccoa

A national organization’s state chapter is praising a city of Toccoa project. Recently, the Georgia Chapter of the American Public Works Association presented the city of Toccoa with an award for the Doyle Street pool project. Toccoa Mayor Terry Carter said that City Manager Billy Morse, Commissioner Gail Fry, and Community Development Director Connie Tabor received the award last week […]

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Stephens Co. Public Works Has Numerous Projects Underway

Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers says that the Public Works Department continues to make progress on a number of different projects. “The road department has done three major pipe replacements, Yonah Dam Road, Eastanollee Road, Camp Mikell Road,” said Ayers on Tuesday to commissioners. “The fire station grading on North Holcomb should be completed today (Tuesday). Another crew is on […]

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Toccoa Sees Preliminary Fiscal Year End Numbers

Toccoa Finance Director Cathy Loudermilk said that the city had a relatively good year financially. She presented preliminary year-end financial numbers for the year ending June 30 at Monday’s Toccoa City Commission meeting. At this point, Loudermilk reported that the city had a net income for Fiscal Year 2015 of $252,175. According to the June 30 preliminary figures, Toccoa had […]

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Skeletal Remains Found In Banks Crossing Identified

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Skeletal remains found behind a motel in Banks Crossing last year have now been positively identified as those of a South Carolina man. On Tuesday, the Banks County Sheriff’s Office announced forensic tests have concluded the bones belong to Terry Lee Holbrooks of Fairplay-Westminster, South Carolina. In February 2014, three people were panning for […]

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Lavonia Holds Line on Millage Rate

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The City of Lavonia will keep its millage at the same rate it has been for the past two decades. At their regular meeting last week, the Lavonia City Council voted to keep the rate the same. Even though the City’s fiscal year begins and ends with the calendar year, the City must vote […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Grants Variance, Re-zoning For Planned Subdivision

A planned residential subdivision in the Lake Hartwell area can continue moving forward after getting the go-ahead from Stephens County Commissioners. On Tuesday, commissioners considered rezoning and variance requests from developer Bradley Church for property on Ridgemore Drive in Stephens County. Ridgemore Drive is located off of Holly Springs Road. According to Church, he and a fellow developer are planning […]

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Storms Move Through Stephens Co.

Skies are calmer this morning after severe weather pounded Stephens County and northeast Georgia Tuesday. The first storm moved through during the 1 p.m. hour on Tuesday. No major damage was reported during that storm. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that there were some trees down, but nothing more than that during the afternoon. The second storm moved through […]

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Toccoa To Extend Big A Rd. Sidewalk

The city of Toccoa is undertaking a sidewalk extension project. Monday, the Toccoa City Commission unanimously approved a bid to extend the city’s current sidewalk on Big A Road farther south. Commissioners approved the only bid that was received. That came from Martin Construction and Grading of Toccoa in the amount of $315,014. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Ratifies Millage Rates

Stephens County Commissioners ratify the millage rates for the county government and the school system. Tuesday, commissioners voted 3 to 1 to approve both the county government’s millage rate of 13.41 mills and the school system’s millage rate of 19.75 mills. Commissioner Michelle Ivester voted “no,” while Commissioner Dean Scarborough was not at the meeting. Ivester says she supported the […]

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WGTA-TV On Air

The former WNEG-TV is back on the air, but with new owners and new call letters. Recently, WGTA-TV returned to the airwaves, over the air on Channel 32. Currently, the station is airing three networks associated with Weigel Broadcasting, Heroes and Icons, Decades, and Movies!. Its operations are based out of Toccoa. Earlier this year, the University of Georgia announced […]

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