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Trachte Employees Go Through NGTC Program

August 3, 2015

Trachte Southeast in Toccoa recently offered seven employees the opportunity to take the new Certified Production Technician, or CPT, training through North Georgia Technical College. CPT is a nationally recognized Industry Certified program that prepares participants to take four Manufacturing Skills Standards Council CPT examinations. The course prepares students to take the four separate...

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GSP Still Finalizing Accident Report From Friday Wreck

August 3, 2015

The Georgia State Patrol is still investigating a multiple-vehicle accident Friday morning on the Toccoa By-pass. It happened at the intersection of Georgia Highway 145 and the Toccoa By-pass prior to 8 a.m. on Friday. Officials with the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol did not have final information on the wreck as...

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Burglary On City Property Investigated

July 31, 2015

Police in Toccoa are investigating a burglary last week on city property. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, it happened at the city gas shop on Locust Street sometime between 5:30 p.m. on July 22 and 8 a.m. on July 23. “Someone entered the grounds, broke into one of the buildings,” said Jarrell....

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Man Charged After Leaving Child in Car

July 31, 2015

A Stephens County man is charged after authorities say he left his child in a vehicle while he went inside an area business earlier this month. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, it happened earlier this month when police were called to the Big A Road branch of Oconee Federal during the afternoon...

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Franklin Co. BOC Approves Property Tax Hike

July 31, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County gets the community support it was looking for in its plan to raise property taxes. “The people I’ve talked with appreciate the work y’all have done” said local citizen Woody Woodward. “I’m real excited about the tax increase.” Well, you don’t hear that very often when...

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Back to School Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend

July 31, 2015

With the start of school around the corner around the area and the state, Georgia is once again holding its Tax Free Back to School Weekend today and Saturday. Under the tax-free weekend, certain clothing, computers, and school supplies will have not state sales tax applied. On clothing, items with a sales price below...

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Local Restaurant Recognized By State

July 31, 2015

A local restaurant sees one of its menu items receive state recognition. The Cornerstone Restaurant in downtown Toccoa saw its fish tacos named one of the “100 Plates that Locals Love” by the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism division. The list is featured in the state’s new culinary guide, Georgia Eats. Georgia Department...

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Stephens Co. Tables Intergovernmental Agreement Approved by City of Toccoa

July 30, 2015

Stephens County Commissioners call for more talks with the city of Toccoa on a proposed intergovernmental agreement covering a number of issues. The county commission discussed the agreement Tuesday after city commissioners unanimously approved it on Monday. Under the proposed agreement, Stephens County would provide right-of-way maintenance on Memorial Drive from Big A Road...

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Ayers Provides Public Works Update

July 30, 2015

  Stephens County is getting ready to move forward on paving a series of roads with SPLOST VI money. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that nine roads will be paved this season with SPLOST funds. Those are the north side of Memorial Drive, Sorrells Road, New Hope Road, Freeman Creek Road, Tower Road, Yonah...

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Abandoned Vehicle Leads to Arrest

July 30, 2015

A Sandy Springs man faces charges in both Stephens and Hall counties after being arrested last week in Toccoa. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that on the morning of July 20, deputies responded to the Stephens County Fairgrounds in response to a suspicious vehicle. Shirley said that once on scene, deputies noticed a...

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