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Host Inn To Close After City Inspection

April 28, 2015
Host Inn To Close After City Inspection

An emphasis of this year’s Toccoa City Commission is community beautification and code enforcement. Part of that process includes the elimination of unsafe and unsanitary conditions. Of specific concern are motels that have been converted to Extended Stay Facilities. The Stephens County Health Department has also established this as one of their goals and...

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City Of Toccoa Holds First Reading Of Budget

April 28, 2015

The City of Toccoa had it’s first reading and public hearing for the fiscal year 2016  budget Monday night during the Toccoa City Commission meeting. Toccoa Mayor Terry Carter was pleased with the work by City staff. “I’d like to think City Manager (Billy Morse) and the department heads for their hard work on...

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Stephens County Commission Meeting To Include Discussion Of Bond Issuance To Forward Fund Road Projects

April 28, 2015

Stephens County Commissioners are expected to vote on whether to approve the issuance of $4.5 million in bonds in order to forward fund road work in the county at their meeting Tuesday evening at 5:30 P.M. in the second floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in Downtown Toccoa. County Commissioners are considering...

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Post 52 Troopers Arrest Pair Charged With Commerce Armed Robbery

April 28, 2015

April 28, 2015 Two North Carolina men, charged with an armed robbery Sunday in Commerce, are now behind bars. The pair allegedly robbed the Valero Convenience store off Exit 147 about 1p Sunday afternoon. Their arrests came a short time later when Georgia State Patrol Troopers pulled over a yellow Ford Mustang on I-85,...

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Blue Knights Pay Tribute To Franklin Co. Sheriff’s Deputy Thomas

April 28, 2015

 A group known as the Blue Knights paid tribute to the memory of Franklin County and Jackson county sheriff’s Deputy Cruz Thomas. Earlier this month, the group brought its rolling memorial to the Rocky Ford Recreation Center in Carnesville. Inscribed on the memorial are the names of all of the fallen law enforcement officers...

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

April 28, 2015

Stephens County Commissioners are expected to vote on whether to approve the issuance of $4.5 million in bonds in order to forward fund road work in the county at their meeting later today. The county commission is scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse...

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Deputy Cruz Thomas Honored On Rolling Memorial

April 28, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A group known as the Blue Knights pays tribute to the memory of Franklin and Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy Cruz Thomas. Thomas was killed last May on I-85 while in pursuit of a speeding vehicle. During the chase, Thomas’ cruiser was cut-off by a truck that changed lanes...

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Local Teachers Headed to Normandy This Summer With Grant

April 27, 2015

Two Stephens County High School teachers are headed overseas this summer thanks to a grant. Teachers Derek Demmler and Amanda Rogowski have received a Rural Teacher Global Fellowship sponsored by the Rural School and Community Trust. The goal of the fellowship is to create unique personal and professional development experiences for rural teachers. According...

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SCDA Approves Lease for Possible Rail Spur

April 27, 2015

The Stephens County Development Authority is continuing to work to try to help a local business get off the ground. At its monthly meeting, the Development Authority board voted unanimously to approve a lease agreement with Southeast Metals and Recycling regarding a proposed rail spur. Southeast Metals and Recycling is looking to locate and...

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Corps Opening More Hartwell Areas on Friday

April 27, 2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hartwell Lake Office says it will open a number of area campgrounds for the 2015 recreation season on Friday. In this area, that includes Oconee Point Campground and Coneross Campground in Oconee County, South Carolina, along with Paynes Creek Campground and Georgia River Campground in Hart County. In...

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