Toccoa Updates Animal Codes

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Toccoa is updating its animal codes. On Monday, city commissioners unanimously adopted proposed changes to the city’s animal control ordinance following a second reading of the proposed changes. According to city officials, one of the changes states that a pet dealer could not be on any property in the city but their own without the written permission of the property […]

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Toccoa Making Plans for Street Re-Surfacing

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A street re-surfacing program in the city of Toccoa remains on track for next year and could start as early as the Spring. Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution for the project. According to Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse, the city will have about $1 million in SPLOST VI funds and $126,640 or so in state funds available […]

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Toccoa Creates Cemetery Advisory Board

Toccoa names five people to a new cemetery advisory board. City commissioners approved the appointments by a unanimous vote on Monday. Those who will serve on this board are Paige Flores, Willie Woodruff, Doug Scott, Sherri Rumsey, and Brenda Kelley. According to Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse, this board would help the city with looking at the rules and regulations […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Not Meeting Today

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The Stephens County Commission will not hold a regularly scheduled meeting today. Last week, Stephens County Commissioners sent a notice that says the regularly scheduled meeting of the Stephens County Commission set for 5:30 p.m. today has been cancelled. According to the county office, the next scheduled meeting of the Stephens County Commission is set for Tuesday, October 11 at […]

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SCSO, ARDEO Make Drug Arrest

A Stephens County man is in custody facing a drug charge after authorities served a search warrant last week. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that his office and the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office served a search warrant on the 200 block of North Avenue in Toccoa last Thursday at the residence of 44-year-old Bryan Hicks of Toccoa. Shirley […]

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Saturday Accident Sends Four To Hospital

A two-vehicle accident over the weekend in Stephens County sends four people to the hospital with injuries. It happened at the intersection of the new State Route 17 and State Route 328 on Saturday at 12:44 p.m. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, a 2002 Toyota Camry driven by 19-year-old Nikelsha Lafariel Owens of Martin was […]

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Forest Service Seeks Input on Foothills Landscape

The U.S. Forest Service is asking community members to share their input on the management of the Foothills Landscape of the Chattahoochee National Forest. The 143,419 acres that make up the Foothills Landscape stretch across the Chattahoochee National Forest and mark the area where the mountains are visibly reduced to foothills. It includes portions of Dawson, Fannin, Gilmer, Habersham, Lumpkin, […]

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Toccoa Commission Meets Today

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The Toccoa City Commission is expected to consider the second reading of proposed changes to the city’s animal control ordinance at its meeting later today. Toccoa City Commissioners meet at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. City commissioners unanimously passed the first reading of the proposed animal control ordinance changes at their last meeting on September 12. According to city […]

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