Toccoa to Re-surface 25 Streets

The city of Toccoa is looking to have 25 city streets re-surfaced this year using state and local funds. Monday, city commissioners unanimously approved a project resolution to move forward with the street re-surfacing project. Previously, city commissioners had approved a list of nine streets for re-surfacing this year with state funds. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said the city […]

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Stephens Co. Commission To Meet Tuesday

Stephens County Commissioners will hold the first public hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget at their meeting today. County commissioners will hold that public hearing on the budget at the start of their scheduled meeting today at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Currently, the county is presenting a […]

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Wilbros Hearing Continued Until August

The hearing over Wilbros’ appeal of the Georgia EPD’s administrative order calling on the facility to close is now being delayed until this summer. At the request of attorneys, the hearing has been continued until at least August. New dates for the hearing have not been finalized at this time. The hearing in front of Administrative Law Judge Ronit Walker […]

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Police Blotter

A Monticello, Georgia man faces multiple charges in Stephens County after allegedly shoplifting from a local store. The Toccoa Police Department said it responded to a store on Big A road on Friday afternoon just after 3 p.m. in reference to an alleged shoplifter. Police said reports indicated the shoplifter may have been armed with a knife. When police arrived, […]

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NGTC Foundation Receives Literacy Grant

The North Georgia Technical College Foundation receives a grant to help with adult literacy efforts at the school. Recently, the North Georgia Tech Foundation announced it had received a $7,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. North Georgia Technical College Foundation Director Cynthia Brown said that the grant will allow 38 students to have access to the GED exam […]

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Protesters Gather Saturday Over Injured Child in Habersham

As the investigation continues into the “no-knock” search warrant in Habersham County that resulted in serious injuries to a 19-month old child last month in Cornelia, people on both sides of the issue are making their voices heard. People both opposing and supporting the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office gathered in downtown Clarkesville on Saturday afternoon, surrounded by a heavy police […]

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Toccoa City Commission To Meet Today

Toccoa City Commissioners will hold their first meeting for the month of June later today. The city commission is set to meet today at 5 p.m. in the commission meeting room at Toccoa City Hall. At their meeting later today, city commissioners are expected to consider a resolution to move forward with bidding out more planned street re-surfacing projects later […]

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Officials Urge People to be “Fire Wise”

Officials with the Georgia Forestry Commission, the National Fire Prevention Association, and other agencies are asking homeowners and communities to get “fire-wise” this summer. The agencies are promoting called “Fire Wise Communities.” They said the goal is to get homeowners to work together to reduce the risk of damage to homes caused by wildfires. Georgia Forestry Commission Wildfire Prevention Specialist […]

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