NGTC Gets Driver’s Ed Grant

North Georgia Technical College receives a grant for its Driver’s Education program. The school announced this week that it has been awarded a grant in the amount of $17,840 from the Georgia Driver’s Education Commission. School officials said the grant will help finance driver’s education locally by providing classes of 30 hours of classroom instruction and six hours behind the […]

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Hotel Room Search Leads to Drug Arrests

Two people face drug charges after police searched their hotel room last week. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that it occurred on the morning of October 27 when police were called to the Country Hearth Inn. “We responded and met with the clerk for what they believed to be an odor of burnt marijuana coming from a room,” said […]

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Toccoa Passes Sunday Sales by The Drink

The city of Toccoa passes Sunday sales of alcohol by the drink for on-site consumption. In a close vote Tuesday, city voters approved the referendum by a count of 216 to 198, according to unofficial results from votes cast. City officials said that it would not take effect immediately, as procedures and rules have to first be put in place. […]

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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

A traffic stop leads to drug charges against one individual. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle early Saturday morning on Collins Road. “After making contact with the driver, Virginia Lee McCollum of Toccoa, he found her to be in possession of methamphetamine and marijuana, less than one ounce,” said Jarrell. […]

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Job Fair in Habersham County Thursday

The Georgia Department of Labor and several other local organizations are teaming up to sponsor a career expo in Habersham County Thursday. It will run from 2 to 6 p.m. on Thursday in the Student Commons Building at Piedmont College on Georgia Street in Demorest. Teaming up with the Labor Department for Thursday’s expo are the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of […]

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City Reports Sanitary Sewer Spill

Heavy rain received over the last couple of days is to blame for a sanitary sewer spill in Toccoa’s city system. City officials say that the spill occurred Monday just outside of the fenced area of the Ward Creek Liftstation. According to the city’s report, personnel located an overflow condition just before noon Monday. The city says staff immediately began […]

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