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Toccoa Presents Proposed FY 15 Budget

May 14, 2014

The proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget for the city of Toccoa does not include any proposed changes in the city’s millage rate or utility rates. City officials presented the proposed budget for the city’s next fiscal year at Tuesday’s commission meeting. The city’s proposed budget totals about $29.79 million in its combined operating funds...

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Bell Wants Committee Formed to Look at Future

May 14, 2014

Stephens County Commissioner Dennis Bell wants the Board of Commissioners to consider forming a committee to help look at the county’s future. Bell made the suggestion at Tuesday’s Stephens County Commission meeting. He said he wants to get as much input as possible on ways to make the county better. “It feels like Stephens...

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TFC Baseball Headed to NCCAA World Series

May 14, 2014

The Toccoa Falls Eagles have been chosen by the selection committee to attend the 2014 NCCAA College World Series in Mason, Ohio. The World Series will be played on May 14-17, and will be hosted by Prasco Park. The Eagles (33-16) will travel north as the #6 seed in the 10 team tournament. The...

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Toccoa Police Arrest Three After Unusual Incident Inside Vehicle

May 13, 2014
Toccoa Police Arrest Three After Unusual Incident Inside Vehicle

Toccoa Police arrested three people last week after an officer said he came up on unusual activity inside a vehicle while on regular patrol. Chief Tim Jarrell said Corporal Hamp Cross was patrolling on Elberton Street near the intersection with Avon Street between 8 and 9 p.m. last Wednesday when he came up behind...

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Stephens Co. Farm Tour Held Monday

May 13, 2014
Stephens Co. Farm Tour Held Monday

Third graders from the Stephens County School System make their annual journey to the farm. The annual farm tour took place Monday at Mountain View Farms in Avalon. Farm Owner Linda Dean said that they have a little bit of everything to show the third graders. “We have goats, cows, pigs, chickens, a mobile...

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Toccoa, Stephens Co. Both Set to Release Proposed Budgets Today

May 13, 2014

Both the city of Toccoa and Stephens County are scheduled to unveil their proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budgets during meetings today. Stephens County will go first, releasing its proposed budget during its 8:30 a.m. commission meeting in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse. Last week, Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said...

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Wilbros Appeal of EPD Order Being Heard in Atlanta

May 13, 2014

The hearing on Wilbros’ appeal of an EPD administrative order calling on the facility to shut down is underway. That hearing began Monday in the Georgia Office of State Administrative Hearings in Atlanta. Wilbros received the hearing after challenging the administrative order that the state’s Environmental Protection Division issued in January. The EPD stated...

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Franklin Co. Commission Tables Jail Funding Decision

May 13, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Commissioners in Franklin County are putting off a decision on how to fund a proposed jail expansion until after a detailed budget review. Franklin County is considering adding a four-pod, 96 bed extension to its current detention center to house non-violent offenders and women at a proposed cost...

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Top Five Banquet at SCHS Tonight

May 13, 2014

Just a reminder, tonight’s annual Top Five Banquet is at Stephens County High School. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. in the high school bistro with the Top Five program to follow in the Tugaloo Center for the Performing Arts. The Toccoa Rotary Club sponsors the Top Five banquet each year. It honors the...

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Chamber Looks Ahead to New Year

May 12, 2014

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce looks forward to the year ahead. Last Thursday at its annual meeting, the Chamber heard from both Current Chamber Board Chair Brian Akin, whose term ends on June 30 and Incoming Board Chair Greg Roach, who begins his year as chair on July 1. Akin said it has...

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  • November 14, 2014“12 Angry Men”
  • November 14, 2014Holiday Tours at Hardman Farm State Historic Site
  • November 21, 2014Faith over Fear; Women’s Summit
  • November 22, 2014Pittard Clinic is partnered with Toccoa Junior Women’s Club for a coat and food drive
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