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Debate Picks Up Over Park St. Bridge

January 17, 2014
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Opinions differ over whether the Park Street Bridge in Toccoa should be closed for good. The issue came before the Toccoa Planning Commission at a meeting Thursday to get public comments before city commissioners moved forward with making a final decision on what it would require Norfolk Southern Railroad to do with the bridge...

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SCDA Elects Officers

January 17, 2014
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The Stephens County Development Authority has its officers in place for the start of 2014. A special called meeting of the Development Authority board took place Thursday morning to elect those officers. Stephens County Commission Chairman Dean Scarborough was elected Chairman of the Development Authority, while at-large member Barry Roberts was elected to serve...

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Toccoa Police Receive Grant, Donation

January 17, 2014
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Toccoa Police Receive Grant, Donation

The Toccoa Police Department receives money to help both its officers and the community. First, the Police Department was awarded a 2014 Car Seat Mini-Grant this week by the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Injury Prevention Program. The grant is funded by the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and it provides car seats...

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Toccoa, Stephens Co. Announce Monday Schedule

January 17, 2014
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Local government offices are announcing their schedules for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Toccoa City Hall and Stephens County government offices will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. In the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recyclables scheduled to be picked up on Monday, January 20th will...

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Events Scheduled This Weekend in Toccoa for MLK Day

January 17, 2014
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More events are scheduled this weekend in StephensCounty in commemoration of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Saturday at 3 p.m., the Reach Out Time Chapel in Martin will host Senior Citizen Reflections. Then on Sunday at 5 p.m., Friendship Baptist Church in Martin will host the annual musical extravaganza. Meanwhile, the...

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Police Blotter

January 17, 2014
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The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a recently alleged metal theft. A report on file with the Sheriff’s Office said that a deputy responded to a residence on the Toccoa By-pass on January 11 in reference to the reported theft. The complainant said he noticed some metal had been stolen from his property...

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Toccoa Man Indicted in 2012 Fatal Wreck

January 16, 2014
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A man faces homicide by vehicle and other charges after an indictment this week by a Stephens County grand jury. This week, the grand jury indicted Joshua Lamar Hanley of Toccoa on two counts of homicide by vehicle in the first degree, DUI, reckless driving, failure to report an accident, and making a false...

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Stephens Co. Commission Denies Request for Additional Payment

January 16, 2014
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Stephens County Commissioners deny a request for additional payment from the engineering company that oversaw the closure of the county’s landfill. Tuesday, Harbin Engineering requested an additional $30,000 for construction observation and administration of the landfill closure. The company’s Steven Harbin said there are multiple reasons they are asking for the extra money, including...

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Stephens Co. Solar Panel Project Moving Forward

January 16, 2014
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A solar panel farm project in Stephens County appears to be moving full speed ahead. Tuesday, the Stephens County Development Authority board voted to approve and execute a lease agreement with a company called United Renewable Energy of Alpharetta for the company to construct a solar panel farm on land the Development Authority owns...

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Initial TNG Figures From Cold Snap Coming In

January 16, 2014
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Toccoa Natural Gas is reporting some initial figures regarding gas usage related to last week’s cold snap. Officials say that, according to figures provided by the Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia, during the period of 10 a.m. January 6 to 10 a.m. January 7, 9,320 Mcf of natural gas went through the city’s pipeline....

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