Burglary On City Property Investigated

Police in Toccoa are investigating a burglary last week on city property. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, it happened at the city gas shop on Locust Street sometime between 5:30 p.m. on July 22 and 8 a.m. on July 23. “Someone entered the grounds, broke into one of the buildings,” said Jarrell. “They cut some leads off some […]

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Man Charged After Leaving Child in Car

A Stephens County man is charged after authorities say he left his child in a vehicle while he went inside an area business earlier this month. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, it happened earlier this month when police were called to the Big A Road branch of Oconee Federal during the afternoon hours of July 7. “When Officer […]

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Franklin Co. BOC Approves Property Tax Hike

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County gets the community support it was looking for in its plan to raise property taxes. “The people I’ve talked with appreciate the work y’all have done” said local citizen Woody Woodward. “I’m real excited about the tax increase.” Well, you don’t hear that very often when it comes to raising taxes, but […]

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Back to School Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend

With the start of school around the corner around the area and the state, Georgia is once again holding its Tax Free Back to School Weekend today and Saturday. Under the tax-free weekend, certain clothing, computers, and school supplies will have not state sales tax applied. On clothing, items with a sales price below $100, such as dresses, hats, pants, […]

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Local Restaurant Recognized By State

A local restaurant sees one of its menu items receive state recognition. The Cornerstone Restaurant in downtown Toccoa saw its fish tacos named one of the “100 Plates that Locals Love” by the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism division. The list is featured in the state’s new culinary guide, Georgia Eats. Georgia Department of Economic Development Deputy Commissioner for […]

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Stephens Co. Tables Intergovernmental Agreement Approved by City of Toccoa

Stephens County Commissioners call for more talks with the city of Toccoa on a proposed intergovernmental agreement covering a number of issues. The county commission discussed the agreement Tuesday after city commissioners unanimously approved it on Monday. Under the proposed agreement, Stephens County would provide right-of-way maintenance on Memorial Drive from Big A Road to the By-pass. Meanwhile, the city […]

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Ayers Provides Public Works Update

  Stephens County is getting ready to move forward on paving a series of roads with SPLOST VI money. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that nine roads will be paved this season with SPLOST funds. Those are the north side of Memorial Drive, Sorrells Road, New Hope Road, Freeman Creek Road, Tower Road, Yonah Dam Road, East Silver Shoals Road, […]

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Abandoned Vehicle Leads to Arrest

A Sandy Springs man faces charges in both Stephens and Hall counties after being arrested last week in Toccoa. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that on the morning of July 20, deputies responded to the Stephens County Fairgrounds in response to a suspicious vehicle. Shirley said that once on scene, deputies noticed a silver 2004 Dodge Neon parked alongside […]

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Martin Man Arrested For Identity Fraud

A Stephens County man faces charges in connection to alleged identity fraud. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said 36-year-old Donnie Montgomery Junior of Seven Forks Road in Martin has been charged with three counts of identity fraud. Shirley said deputies began looking to an identity fraud complaint in May citing that a man was using a juvenile’s personal information to […]

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