Toccoa Receives Clean Audit Report

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The city of Toccoa receives good news on its Fiscal Year 2016 audit. Toccoa City Commissioners received their annual audit report at a planning meeting at Ping’s Grill at the Links at Lake Toccoa on Monday. Joel Black from the city’s auditing firm, Mauldin and Jenkins, presented the results of the audit for the fiscal year that ended June 30, […]

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Toccoa City Commissioners Hold First 2017 Meeting

Toccoa City Commissioners held their first business meeting of 2017 on Monday. During the meeting at Toccoa City Hall, the city commission ratified the selection of Jeanette Jamieson as Mayor and David Austin as Vice-Mayor for the next 12 months. Jamieson and Austin were originally selected from among the five commissioners to serve in those roles for this year at […]

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Relay for Life Kick-off Tonight in Stephens Co.

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Stephens County’s Relay for Life campaign kicks off with a meeting tonight. The 2017 Stephens County Relay for Life Kick-off event is tonight at 6 p.m. at the Stephens County Senior Center on Rose Lane in Toccoa. Each year, funds raised during the Relay for Life benefit the American Cancer Society. Local American Cancer Society Community Manager Cameron Lopez said […]

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No Problems Reported From Weekend Snow

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City of Toccoa and Stephens County officials are both reporting that there were no major problems over the weekend due to the winter weather. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse and Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers both said that everything ran smoothly from a public works perspective during the snow that fell Friday night into Saturday morning. Also, Toccoa Police Chief […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Meets This Morning

Stephens County Commissioners will start their calendar year this morning with a regularly scheduled meeting and work session. The county commission will meet at 8:30 a.m. in the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa for its first meeting of 2017. With this being the first meeting of the year, the county commission will take up a number of yearly […]

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SCMS Girls Basketball Sweeps Elbert Co.

Stephens County Middle School’s girls’ basketball teams sweep Elbert County. In the 7th grade game, Stephens County beat Elbert County, 37-13. Manisha Colbert scored 14 points and Kayla Smith added seven points for the 7th grade Lady Rebels. Moving to the 8th grade girls’ game, Stephens County beat Elbert County, 45-13. It was balanced scoring for Stephens County, as 10 […]

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Legislators Questioned on Lake Levels

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The ongoing drought has also had a major effect on lake levels at Hartwell Lake and area residents want answers on how to minimize the problem as much as possible. Residents at last week’s state legislative preview meeting in Toccoa questioned state and federal representatives on the matter. Those residents questioned why Corps lakes could not be maintained in the […]

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Stephens Co. Out of Exceptional Drought

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A wet start to 2017 has improved drought conditions in Stephens County, according to the year’s first Drought Monitor report. That report, which was released last week, shows that Stephens County and all of north Georgia that was in “exceptional drought” has moved back into the second-worst level on the drought monitor, “extreme drought.” Stephens, Habersham, Banks, and Franklin counties […]

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Toccoa Commission Starts 2017 Today

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Toccoa City Commissioners will get their new year started later today. The city commission will hold both a planning meeting and a regularly scheduled business meeting today. Today’s planning meeting is set to start at 11:30 a.m. at Ping’s Grill at the Links at Lake Toccoa golf course. During the planning meeting, the city commission is scheduled to hear from […]

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