Whitlock Asks: Why Is City Not Paying County for Housing Inmates?

A discussion over the agreement between Toccoa and Stephens County regarding the county’s probation department leads to a discussion about the jail. Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners considered a motion to pay the city of Toccoa $23,859.66 under the intergovernmental agreement the two sides have over the county’s probation department. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that under the probation agreement, […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Approves Paving Work

Stephens County will have just over 7 miles of roadway paved after approving a million dollar contract. Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners unanimously approved a bid of nearly $1.02 million from Colditz Trucking Co. for paving work. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said the county will be able to pave 7.33 miles of county roads through this contract, part of which […]

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Job Fair Friday In Stephens Co.

An annual job fair comes to Stephens County Friday. It is the eighth annual Northeast Georgia Job Fair and Career Expo on Friday from noon to 3 p.m. at the Currahee Campus of North Georgia Technical College, located on Highway 17 between Toccoa and Martin, in Stephens County. The Georgia Department of Labor’s Toccoa Career Center organizes the event. Toccoa […]

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Rain Not Upping Lake Levels Yet

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia All of the rain over the past few days has not put a dent in the lake levels yet. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Hartwell Lake remains about five feet below full pool. Corps spokesman Billy Birdwell said that means the Drought Trigger Level 1 status issued recently will not be […]

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TFC Sports Update

Toccoa Falls College had a busy weekend of sports activities last weekend as part of Homecoming festivities. First on Friday, TFC’s women’s soccer team hosted Bluefield College, losing 1-0. With the loss, TFC drops to 6-7-1 on the year. Meanwhile, the TFC men’s soccer team played to a scoreless draw against Clearwater Christian College Friday night on Homecoming at TFC. […]

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No Widespread Damage After Tuesday Morning Storms

Officials said there was no major widespread damage after severe storms moved through Toccoa and Stephens County Tuesday morning. Stephens County was under a tornado warning for a time Tuesday between 7:50 a.m. and 8:45 a.m., but the National Weather Service said it did not have any reports of confirmed tornado touchdowns. County authorities reported that there were trees down […]

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City Commission Approves Insurance Plan, Manhole Replacement

Toccoa City Commissioners approve the health insurance policy for city employees next year. Commissioners unanimously approved that at their meeting Monday. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that the current provider will charge the city an eight percent increase in the rate starting on January 1. With the rate increase and what commissioners approved on Monday, city employees with an […]

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