Toccoa Gets Clean FY2015 Audit

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The city of Toccoa receives good news on its financial audit for Fiscal Year 2015. Joel Black with the auditing firm of Mauldin and Jenkins presented the Fiscal Year 2015 audit to commissioners first at a work session on Monday and then later at the city commission’s regular meeting. He said the city had a clean audit and overall strong […]

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Toccoa Commissioners Handle 2016 Appointments

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Toccoa City Commissioners take care of a number of yearly appointments. Monday, the city commission started 2016 by ratifying the choice of Evan Hellenga as Mayor and Jeanette Jamieson as Vice-Mayor. Commissioners chose those two to serve in the rotating posts at their last meeting. Also, city commissioners unanimously voted to re-appoint Billy Morse as City Manager, Fredda Wheeler as […]

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Track Work Affecting Part of Crescent Line

Track work being performed by Norfolk Southern Railway will affect the Amtrak Crescent line between New Orleans and Atlanta for the following month. According to Amtrak, on weekdays between now and February 4, the southbound train from New York will stop in Atlanta and the northbound train will start in Atlanta. Amtrak says on those dates, bus service will be […]

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Pinkerton Resigns from Stephens Co. BOE

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Dr. Elizabeth Pinkerton is resigning from the Stephens County Board of Education. Pinkerton announced her immediate resignation in a letter that she released on Friday. She did not give a reason for why she has chosen to resign her seat and declined to comment further on the matter when contacted by WNEG. In the letter, which is addressed to the […]

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Toccoa City Commission Meets Today

Toccoa City Commissioners will get their calendar year underway later today with a host of meetings. First, the city commission is meeting for a planning meeting with department heads out at the Links Pro Shop starting at 11:30 a.m. During that planning meeting, department heads and city commissioners are set to discuss priority projects for the year ahead and also […]

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Main Street Toccoa Unveils Historic Plaque

Main Street Toccoa unveils the latest in this year’s series of historic plaques. On Thursday, local officials and others gathered at Feral on Doyle Street in downtown Toccoa to unveil this month’s plaque. The buildings that now house Feral originally housed Red Apple Grocery and Sears. According to Main Street Toccoa, the buildings were combined into one over the years […]

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Stephens Co. Relay for Life Kick-off on Tuesday

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Stephens County Relay for Life will kick off its yearly campaign this week with an event. This year’s Relay for Life Kick-off is coming up on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Stephens County Senior Center on Rose Lane in Toccoa. Proceeds from the Relay for Life benefit the American Cancer Society. American Cancer Society Stephens County Community Manager Cameron […]

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Gasaway, Wilkinson Preview Legislative Session

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Local state legislators say education and casino gambling will be among the top issues that legislators under the Gold Dome will cover this year. 50th District State Senator John Wilkinson and 28th District State Representative Dan Gasaway both met with local leaders on Thursday at the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room in downtown Toccoa to preview the legislative session. Gasaway said […]

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