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City Buys Screen, Projector for Schaefer Center

February 12, 2015

The city of Toccoa continues improvements at the Schaefer Center downtown. Monday, city commissioners voted unanimously to purchase a screen and projector for the facility. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said this will replace the previous policy of leasing the equipment when doing things like showing movies at the Schaefer Center. “We have been...

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SCSO Arrests Four Teens in Parking Lot Theft

February 12, 2015

Four teenagers face charges after authorities say they allegedly entered vehicles in the student parking lot at Stephens County High School. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says that his office arrested 17-year-old Heidi A. Bolding and 18-year-old Michael Marquez Peoples, both of Gainesville, earlier this month, and charged both with theft by taking. Shirley...

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Oconee, SC Searching For Overdue Boater

February 12, 2015

Authorities around Lake Hartwell are reportedly searching for an overdue boater. Oconee County, South Carolina Emergency Management Director Scott Krein said the boater was reported over due Wednesday night at the Hartwell State Park on Lake Hartwell in Oconee County Krein said Oconee County Emergency Services assisted in a large area water and shore...

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Construction Worker Dies in Fall in Toccoa

February 11, 2015

A man is dead after an incident at a construction site in downtown Toccoa. Toccoa Police and other first responders were called to the construction site at First Baptist Church of Toccoa on Tugalo Street just before 9 a.m. “There was a worker on a steel beam and he fell,” said Police Chief Tim...

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Wilbros Appeals Administrative Law Judge’s Ruling Upholding EPD Order

February 11, 2015

Wilbros is appealing the decision of a state administrative law judge upholding the decision of the state’s Environmental Protection Division to revoke the Rose Lane facility’s solid waste and wastewater discharge permits and close it down. The appeal was filed by Wilbros this week in Fulton County Superior Court. In its appeal, Wilbros cited...

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County Road Prioritization List Approved

February 11, 2015

Stephens County Commissioners set their road priorities for SPLOST VI. The county commission on Tuesday approved a road prioritization list for SPLOST VI monies that are being collected to spend on roads. The list approved Tuesday represents the roads that will be worked on using the $9.3 million in SPLOST VI and state money...

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Names Released in Fatal Sunday Accident on Toccoa By-pass

February 10, 2015

More information is available on a fatal, two-vehicle accident over the weekend in Stephens County. The accident occurred at about 11:56 a.m. on Sunday at the intersection of the Toccoa By-pass and Cawthon Road. According to the Georgia State Patrol, the initial indication is that one pick-up truck was traveling east on Cawthon Road...

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Progress Being Made At the Pines

February 10, 2015

Progress continues on getting the city-owned, nine-hole Pines golf course re-open in Toccoa. City Manager Billy Morse updated Toccoa commissioners at their meeting on Monday. Morse said that the city has hired someone to serve as Course Superintendent to help oversee the work going on now at the course. “His name is Roger Shedd,”...

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Toccoa Opens Electric Vehicle Charging Station

February 10, 2015
Toccoa Opens Electric Vehicle Charging Station

Toccoa officially opens its first electric vehicle charging station. The ribbon cutting for the station took place Monday at the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa. Toccoa had the charger installed last month and it is now open for public use. It is located in the parking lot of the historic train depot in...

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Stephens County Commission Meeting Today

February 10, 2015

Stephens County Commissioners will hold a regularly scheduled work session and business meeting later this morning. County commissioners will meet at 8:30 a.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. At 8:30 a.m., the Stephens County Commission will have a work session to discuss items on the...

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