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Stephens Co. Commission To Meet Tuesday

June 10, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners will hold the first public hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget at their meeting today. County commissioners will hold that public hearing on the budget at the start of their scheduled meeting today at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa....

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Motorcycle Ride Saturday to Benefit Stephens Humane Shelter

June 10, 2014

A motorcycle ride set for this weekend will benefit the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter. The “Ruff Rider” motorcycle ride is set for Saturday in Stephens County. The FAITH Riders of Toccoa First Baptist Church are helping with the ride. Dave Palmer is a member of the FAITH Riders. He said the ride will leave...

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Wilbros Hearing Continued Until August

June 10, 2014

The hearing over Wilbros’ appeal of the Georgia EPD’s administrative order calling on the facility to close is now being delayed until this summer. At the request of attorneys, the hearing has been continued until at least August. New dates for the hearing have not been finalized at this time. The hearing in front...

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Police Blotter

June 10, 2014

A Monticello, Georgia man faces multiple charges in Stephens County after allegedly shoplifting from a local store. The Toccoa Police Department said it responded to a store on Big A road on Friday afternoon just after 3 p.m. in reference to an alleged shoplifter. Police said reports indicated the shoplifter may have been armed...

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NGTC Foundation Receives Literacy Grant

June 10, 2014

The North Georgia Technical College Foundation receives a grant to help with adult literacy efforts at the school. Recently, the North Georgia Tech Foundation announced it had received a $7,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. North Georgia Technical College Foundation Director Cynthia Brown said that the grant will allow 38 students to...

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Protesters Gather Saturday Over Injured Child in Habersham

June 9, 2014
Protesters Gather Saturday Over Injured Child in Habersham

As the investigation continues into the “no-knock” search warrant in Habersham County that resulted in serious injuries to a 19-month old child last month in Cornelia, people on both sides of the issue are making their voices heard. People both opposing and supporting the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office gathered in downtown Clarkesville on Saturday...

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Toccoa City Commission To Meet Today

June 9, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners will hold their first meeting for the month of June later today. The city commission is set to meet today at 5 p.m. in the commission meeting room at Toccoa City Hall. At their meeting later today, city commissioners are expected to consider a resolution to move forward with bidding out...

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Toccoa Considering Possible Extended Stay Hotel Ordinance

June 9, 2014

Toccoa officials are looking at the possibility of implementing an ordinance to regulate extended stay hotel and motel establishments in the city. The city has budgeted a 50 percent drop in hotel and motel tax collections and Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said one of the main reasons for the drop is that the...

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Officials Urge People to be “Fire Wise”

June 9, 2014

Officials with the Georgia Forestry Commission, the National Fire Prevention Association, and other agencies are asking homeowners and communities to get “fire-wise” this summer. The agencies are promoting called “Fire Wise Communities.” They said the goal is to get homeowners to work together to reduce the risk of damage to homes caused by wildfires....

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Franklin Co. Hires Animal Control Officer

June 9, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County now has its own animal control officer. At its regular meeting last Monday night, the Franklin County Commission heard from County Manager John Phillips, who said the county is required by law to have some kind of animal control. Phillips cited House Bill 685, otherwise known...

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  • November 14, 2014Holiday Tours at Hardman Farm State Historic Site
  • November 22, 2014Pittard Clinic is partnered with Toccoa Junior Women’s Club for a coat and food drive
  • November 23, 2014 1:00 pmSenior Citizens Dinner and Gospel Concert; Annual Sandra Harbin Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner and The Wen
  • November 24, 2014Revival
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