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Toccoa Police 1946 Police Car Recgonized

September 26, 2013

The Toccoa Police Department receives recognition for its 1946 Ford Sedan police car in a national law enforcement publication. The vehicle recently took second place in the “Best Vintage Police Vehicle” contest in Law and Order magazine. The nationally distributed magazine hosts a yearly police vehicle graphic design contest. The magazine stated that judges...

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Billy Morse Returning to Toccoa As City Manager

September 25, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia It’s official. Billy Morse is returning to Toccoa to serve as City Manager. “I have accepted and signed a contract with the City of Toccoa,” Morse said Tuesday after a Franklin County Commission work session. “I have submitted my resignation to Franklin County. Under my contract with Franklin...

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City of Toccoa Approves Health Insurance Plan Change

September 25, 2013

The city of Toccoa will switch health insurance providers in 2014 in a move officials say will save the city money and provide some improved health benefits to employees. City commissioners voted unanimously Monday to switch from Alliant Health to the Georgia Municipal Association’s health plan. At a work session prior to Monday’s meeting,...

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Local Company Closer to Leasing Space on Toccoa Water Tower for Wireless Internet

September 25, 2013

The city of Toccoa appears to reach an understanding with a local company to lease space on a city water tank. Earlier this month, Gunby Communications of Toccoa asked the city if it could lease space on the city’s Meadowbrook Water Tank in order to build out its wireless Internet network. Gunby Communications General...

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Stephens Co. Selling Land As Surplus Property

September 25, 2013

Stephens County is planning to sell a number of pieces of property it owns. Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners unanimously approved a motion to declare more than 30 pieces of land owned by the county as surplus property. Stephens County Commission Chairman Stanley London said doing this allows the county to sell these properties to...

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Police Investigating Armed Robbery At Area ATM

September 25, 2013

Toccoa Police are investigating a reported armed robbery at a local ATM. According to a report on file with the Toccoa Police Department, the incident reportedly happened just after 4 a.m. last Friday at an ATM on Big   A Road. The victim told police that she went to the ATM to draw some...

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TPD Announces Two Arrests

September 25, 2013

Toccoa Police are announcing two arrests. According to a report on file with the police department, a traffic stop on Saturday night led to a drug charge. Police say that an officer was on patrol when he observed a vehicle failing to maintain its lane just around 10 p.m. Saturday. The officer states that...

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Toccoa Commission Offers Morse Manager Job; Waiting for Reply

September 24, 2013

The decision on whether or not Billy Morse will return as Toccoa City Manager now rests with Morse himself. Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners voted to offer Morse the position of City Manager based on a contract drawn up by the City Attorney. Mayor David Austin and Commissioners Terry Carter, Gail Fry, and Ron Seib...

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Voter Registration Deadline Approaching

September 24, 2013

Stephens County voters will head to the polls in November. However, in order to vote this November, you must make sure you are registered to vote. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said the voter registration deadline for the November 5th election is October 7th at 5 p.m. “After that date, if you are not...

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Stephens Co. Commision Meets Today

September 24, 2013

Stephens County Commissioners will meet later today for a regularly scheduled meeting. The county commission is scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. County commissioners will begin with a work session on the agenda items. Following the work session, the county...

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  • January 13, 2015CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) training class
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  • January 22, 2015Benefit Fundraiser; Ronald “Peck” Ivester
  • January 31, 2015Fishers of Men Revival Meeting
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