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Toccoa Commission Meeting on Budget Today

April 16, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners will spend today taking a close look at the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 budget with city staff. The commission is holding a budget work session starting at 9 a.m. at Toccoa City Hall. City Manager Billy Morse said the work session is expected to last for much of the day. “We will...

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Toccoa Announces Poster Contest Winners

April 16, 2014
Toccoa Announces Poster Contest Winners

The city of Toccoa announces the winners of this year’s Georgia Cities Week Poster Contest. Winners were recognized at Monday’s Toccoa City Commission meeting. A number of second graders from Liberty Elementary School and Big A Elementary School participated in the contest. The students were asked to draw a poster showing services that the...

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Tues. Indian Baseball Game Now Set for Thursday

April 16, 2014

Wet weather Tuesday morning again postpones Stephens County Indian baseball. The Indians’ baseball game at Monroe Area High School that was postponed both Monday and Tuesday will now take place on Thursday. First pitch on Thursday from Monroe Area High School is set for 5:55 p.m. Air time is set for 5:45 p.m. on...

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Police Blotter

April 16, 2014

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office announces the arrest of two individuals on drug charges. According to a report from the Sheriff’s Office, deputies went to a location on Pinetree Road on April 8 to serve a warrant. Deputies reported that when they arrived, they found some individuals were in possession of controlled substances. The...

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Toccoa Commissioners Approve Bids to Build New Pool

April 15, 2014
Toccoa Commissioners Approve Bids to Build New Pool

A new Doyle Street Pool should be ready in Toccoa by later this summer. Monday, city commissioners unanimously approved bids for both the construction of the pool itself and the construction of the accompanying pool building. Sunbelt Pools of Atlanta will build the pool at a bid price of $460,000. “We had no bids...

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Stephens Co. BOE To Vote on New Superintendent Today

April 15, 2014

The Stephens County Board of Education is expected to vote to officially name former Gilmer County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey as the next Superintendent of Stephens County Schools at its meeting later today. The Stephens County Board of Education meets at 5:30 p.m. today at the Stephens County School System Administrative Offices on Mize...

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Toccoa Fire Dept. Responds to Monday House Fire

April 15, 2014

Nobody was hurt in a house fire in Toccoa Monday afternoon. Crews from the Toccoa Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Busha Street between 2:30 and 3 p.m. Monday. Toccoa Fire Chief Tommy Ayers said that the interior of the home suffered heavy damage as a result of the blaze. Ayers said...

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Income Tax Deadline Today

April 15, 2014

Today is the deadline to file those federal income taxes. They are due at midnight tonight. Internal Revenue Service Spokesman Mark Green said that at this point, the agency recommends anyone who has not filed yet do so electronically. “It is the best way to go,” said Green. “Of course, it would give you...

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New Funding for Franklin Co. Jail Expansion Considered

April 15, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Franklin County Commissioner said he has an alternative plan to fund the expansion of the Franklin County Detention Center. The current jail is designed to hold 76 inmates, but has a population today of almost twice that. Many of the more serious offenders are also being housed...

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SCHS Baseball Rescheduled Until Today

April 15, 2014

Stephens County and Monroe Area will look to play baseball later today if the weather clears. Rain forced the postponement of Monday’s Indians’ baseball game at Monroe Area on Monday. The game is scheduled for later today. First pitch is scheduled for 5:55 p.m. Air time on AM 630 WNEG and wnegradio.com is set...

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