Main St. Toccoa Gets Snapchat Geofilter

Main Street Toccoa now has a Snapchat Geofilter. On Tuesday, Main Street announced it was approved. Snapchat is a popular free phone application that allows people to take and edit photographs that are published through the application for 10 seconds at a time. Meanwhile, Geofilters are special filters for Snapchat that work within a certain area. Main Street Toccoa said […]

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Accident Reported in Stephens Co.

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Multiple injuries are reported after a Tuesday afternoon wreck in Stephens County. It occurred on Tuesday at around 3 p.m. on the Toccoa By-pass, at its intersection with Currahee Lane. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, there were multiple injuries and one person was lifeflighted to a hospital for treatment of injuries. Shirley said another individual was transported for […]

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Morse Provides Update on City Projects

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Work is wrapping up on a significant project for the city of Toccoa water system. Monday, Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse told city commissioners that dredging work at Davidson Lake was all but complete. Morse said that the city is glad to see this project wrapping up after years of planning and about a year of actual work. “It is […]

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Toccoa Looks at Erosion Ordinance Amendments

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The city of Toccoa is considering an update to its ordinance to match changes to state law on erosion control. Monday, city commissioners approved a first reading of an ordinance amendment to the Georgia Erosion and Sedimentation Act. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that the state Environmental Protection Division has amended the state law in this area and asked […]

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Disaster Relief Heads From Toccoa To S. Carolina

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A local ministry organization says Stephens County has stepped up to help the people of South Carolina affected by Hurricane Matthew. Steve Paysen’s P230 Foundation went to the Nichols, South Carolina area Monday. This area, just south of the South Carolina-North Carolina border and not far off of the coast, was devastated by flooding from the storm. Paysen collected food, […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

Stephens County Commissioners are expected to consider approval of amendments to the county’s timber harvesting ordinance at their meeting later today. The county commission meets at 5:30 p.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. At their last meeting, county commissioners held a first reading and public hearing on the proposed changes to […]

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SCDA Approves Granting Purchase Option

The Stephens County Development Authority gives a local industry the option to purchase an adjacent lot. At its meeting earlier this month, the SCDA board approved a purchase option for Crown Resources for a 7.26-acre lot adjacent to its current location in the Hayestone-Brady Business Park on Hayes-Wilbanks Road, just off the old State Route 17. Stephens County Development Authority […]

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Carlisle Wins Chamber Award

By Buddy Hardigree, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle got a big surprise recently. He was awarded the “Hank Ty Memorial Good Citizen of the Year” award, which is presented by the Lavonia Chamber of Commerce. Chief Carlisle said the award is a great honor. He said he has some very big shoes to fill from his predecessors […]

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Stephens BOE Chair Speaks on Amendment One

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Stephens County Board of Education Chairman Tony Crunkleton speaks out on the proposed Amendment One on the November ballot. Crunkleton stated his opinion on the proposed Opportunity School District amendment at last Tuesday’s Stephens County Board of Education meeting. “I just want to encourage people to vote ‘no’ against that amendment,” said Crunkleton. “I personally do not feel it is […]

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Toccoa Commission Meets Today

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A brief agenda awaits Toccoa City Commissioners at their scheduled meeting later today. The Toccoa City Commission is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. Only two items are listed on the agenda for today’s meeting. First, city commissioners are scheduled to receive a presentation regarding Georgia Gigabit Communities from the Stephens County Development Authority. Second, the […]

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