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Downtown Clarkesville Fire Investigation Continues

June 4, 2014

Investigators with the State Safety Fire Office are still looking into the March fire that damaged several businesses on the square in downtown Clarkesville. Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office Spokesman Glenn Allen said that the investigation may be coming to a close soon. “Hopefully, we can have a final determination on the...

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Busy Summer Starts This Week in Downtown Toccoa

June 4, 2014

Downtown Toccoa is gearing up to start two summer event series this week. First on Thursday, Main Street Toccoa will host “Summer Movies at the Schaefer Center.” Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said the movies will take place every Thursday night starting this week and lasting through July 31. “Each Thursday night during...

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Martin Hydrant Flushing To Start Today

June 4, 2014

Hydrant flushing is starting today in part of the town of Martin. Martin town officials said that as a requirement of a program mandated by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, the town is flushing fire hydrants in the Gumlog Road area starting today. The town said the hydrant flushing will continue in the Gumlog...

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Work Underway on Schaefer Center Roof

June 4, 2014

Work is continuing on renovations to the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. Crews began working on the roof of the building recently. That comes after Toccoa City Commissioners approved the bid of John’s Roofing of Toccoa to do the work at their meeting on May 20. John’s Roofing bid $23,850 for the project. That...

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Proposed Stephens Mill Increase Smaller After Budget Retreat

June 3, 2014
Proposed Stephens Mill Increase Smaller After Budget Retreat

After a three-hour meeting, Stephens County Commissioners make a small reduction to the proposed millage rate increase for the upcoming year. Following a budget retreat Monday, a majority of the commission agreed to have Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers build the proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget off of a proposed millage rate increase of...

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Toccoa Police Arrest Four on Drug Charges

June 3, 2014
Toccoa Police Arrest Four on Drug Charges

Four people face charges after local law enforcement served search warrants at two Toccoa locations recently. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said a month-long investigation by police and the Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team into drug activity led to search warrants being served last week at a home on Elberton Street and at...

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Three Toccoa Residents Arrested for Armed Robbery in Rabun Co.

June 3, 2014

Three Toccoa residents face charges in connection to an alleged armed robbery in Rabun County. The Rabun County Sheriff’s Office said it occurred on May 29 at about 8 pm. in the parking lot of the Clayton Wal-Mart. Rabun County Sheriff Frank Andrews said his department arrested 26-year-old Cameron Gholston, 24-year-old Marcus Quillian, and...

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Toccoa Looking At Ward Creek Lift Station Improvements

June 3, 2014

The city of Toccoa is continuing to move forward with plans for an upgrade to part of its sanitary sewer system. Last month, commissioners received an update from engineers on the Ward Creek Liftstation. During periods of heavy rain, the liftstation on Fern Valley Drive can become overloaded. As a result, diluted wastewater overflows...

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Toccoa Police Track Down Alleged Stolen Vehicle from Gwinnett With Tag Reader

June 3, 2014

Toccoa Police use a new piece of technology to locate an alleged stolen vehicle from the metro Atlanta area. The police department said an officer was using the department’s License Plate Recognition system last month when it located a Georgia license plate on a silver Nissan Altima and it came back identified as stolen....

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NGTC Foundation Adds Trustees

June 3, 2014

The North Georgia Technical College Foundation adds four new trustees as it begins a new campaign to increase funds for scholarships. The school said that Whit Diggs was recently named as a trustee to represent Stephens County. Diggs is currently the HR Director of Sage Automotive Industries. He previously served the foundation for three...

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