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Toccoa Approves FY 2014 Budget

May 21, 2013

The city of Toccoa approves its Fiscal Year 2014 budget more than a month before the deadline. Monday, city commissioners unanimously approved the $32 million budget for the Fiscal Year that will start on July 1. The budget has to be approved on or before June 30 and last year, the city worked on...

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Work Continues on Stephens Co. FY 2014 Budget

May 21, 2013

Work continues on Stephens County’s proposed Fiscal Year 2014 budget. County commissioners, County Administrator Phyllis Ayers, and other staff held a budget review and retreat last week at the Kimsey Center in Eastanollee. Ayers said that the Fiscal Year 2014 budget is proving to be a difficult one that has already resulted in a...

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Four Receive Money from Steve Stovall Music Scholarship Foundation

May 21, 2013

Four Stephens County High School band members will head to the University of Georgia this summer through an annual scholarship. The Steve Stovall Music Scholarship Foundation awarded Caitlyn Holmer and Haven Beavers scholarships to attend the UGA Music Workshop this summer at Thursday’s annual Stephens County High School Symphonic Band Concert, held at the...

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Planning Underway for Stephens Co. Memorial Day Observance

May 21, 2013

Planning continues for this year’s Memorial Day observance in Stephens County. This year’s Memorial Day observance will take place Monday at 11 a.m. on the lawn of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. American Legion Post 104, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4346, Marine Corps Detachment 1303, and AMVETS Post 600 will...

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Police Blotter

May 21, 2013

A Martin resident is reporting a burglary to the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office. According to a report on file, a deputy responded to Avalon Road on Wednesday in reference to a reported burglary. The resident told the Sheriff’s Office that sometime last Wednesday afternoon; a firearm and some miscellaneous jewelry were taken from the...

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Toccoa City Commission Expected to Approve Budget Today

May 20, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners are expected to take a final vote on the city’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget at their meeting today (May 20). Commissioners held a first reading of the Fiscal Year 2014 budget at their last meeting on May 6. The proposed Fiscal Year 2014 budget presented two weeks ago totals just over...

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Relay for Life Comes to Downtown Toccoa

May 20, 2013
Relay for Life Comes to Downtown Toccoa

The fight against cancer comes to downtown Toccoa. The 20th annual Stephens County Relay for Life took place Friday night in downtown Toccoa. This was the first time the Relay had made its home in downtown, moving from its previous location at Stephens County High School. American Cancer Society Stephens County Community Manager Tracey...

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Franklin Co. Escaped Prisoner Still On Run

May 20, 2013
Franklin Co. Escaped Prisoner Still On Run

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The search goes on today for an escaped prisoner in Franklin County. Late Friday morning, 20-year-old Keibron Brock managed to climb over the wall and razor wire of the Franklin County Detention Center in Carnesville and disappear. Franklin County authorities, along with canine units from the Department of Natural Resources and other...

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Toccoa Police To Get Intoxilyzer Through Grant

May 20, 2013

The Toccoa Police Department will use grant money to purchase a new piece of equipment. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, the department has received an $8,000 grant through the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to purchase a new intoxilyzer for use by the department. Jarrell said the intoxilyzer measures a driver’s blood...

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Cleanup Challenge Going Well, Says KTSCB

May 20, 2013

Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful says its annual Cleanup Challenge is going well. The annual competitive cleanup event started in March. KTSCB Executive Director Linda Scofield updated county commissioners on how things have been going at last week’s meeting. Scofield said they have had a great response again to the event. “In April, I reported...

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