City Gets Update on Ward Creek Project

A project designed to try to solve sewer overflows at the Ward Creek Lift Station is on hold temporarily while issues are resolved. City commissioners received an update on the project Monday. Plans are to install a secondary sewer line to help with the flow of wastewater from the Ward Creek Lift Station to help prevent sewer overflows that happen […]

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City Signs Jail Housing Agreement

The city of Toccoa signs off on a jail inmate housing agreement with Stephens County. City commissioners unanimously voted to approve the agreement Monday night that covers the housing of city inmates at the Stephens County Jail. According to Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse, city and county officials agreed at a joint meeting last year that such an agreement needed […]

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City of Toccoa Creates Budget for Golf Fund

The city of Toccoa sets its budget for the rest of the fiscal year for the golf department. Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners voted on a budget amendment to create a budget for the municipal golf fund for the rest of the current fiscal year, which runs through June 30. During a work session prior to Monday’s meeting, city commissioners discussed […]

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Bell Takes Over As Commission Chair

Stephens County Commissioners select their chair and vice-chair for the year ahead. Tuesday, county commissioners met and unanimously elected Dennis Bell to serve as Chairman of the Stephens County Commission in 2015. Bell served as Vice-Chair in 2014 and says he looks forward to serving as chairman in the year ahead. He said he has four main goals that he […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Makes Ordinance Adjustment

Stephens County Commissioners make a change to the door to door peddlers and solicitors ordinance. Commissioners approved the changes Tuesday. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said the changes were designed to help with the implementation of the ordinance. According to Ayers, the changes were suggested by the sheriff and probate judge. The vote on the changes was 4 to 0, […]

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One Injured in Monday Accident

A White County resident is hurt in a one-vehicle accident Monday in Stephens County. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, the accident occurred on Monday just before 4:30 p.m. on Highway 17 Alternate, or Falls Road/Talmadge Drive. The Georgia State Patrol says that a dump truck driven by 42-year-old Darryl Dwayne Turner of Cleveland traveled onto […]

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Rep. Powell Celebrates 25 Years in Legislature

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia As the 152nd Georgia General Assembly reconvenes this week, a northeast Georgia State Representative is celebrating a political milestone. This year marks Alan Powell’s 25th year in the State House of Representatives. Powell represents District 32, which covers Franklin County, Hart County, and part of Madison County. He was first elected to the Georgia […]

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Toccoa Commission Starts 2015

Toccoa City Commissioners take care of some housekeeping items to begin their calendar year. Monday, the city commission held its first meeting of 2015. During the meeting, the commission unanimously ratified the selection of Terry Carter as Mayor for 2015 and Evan Hellenga as Vice-Mayor. The commission selected those two commissioners for those positions in December. City commissioners also unanimously […]

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City Opens Bids for Dredging Davidson Lake

The city of Toccoa is moving forward on the dredging of Davidson Lake. Monday, the city commission opened bids at its meeting for the work. Alex Wiseman with Carter and Sloope, the engineering firm working with the city on the project, said that they have everything they need to move forward with the project once a bid is selected. “All […]

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