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Toccoa Commission Starts 2015

January 13, 2015

Toccoa City Commissioners take care of some housekeeping items to begin their calendar year. Monday, the city commission held its first meeting of 2015. During the meeting, the commission unanimously ratified the selection of Terry Carter as Mayor for 2015 and Evan Hellenga as Vice-Mayor. The commission selected those two commissioners for those positions...

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City Opens Bids for Dredging Davidson Lake

January 13, 2015

The city of Toccoa is moving forward on the dredging of Davidson Lake. Monday, the city commission opened bids at its meeting for the work. Alex Wiseman with Carter and Sloope, the engineering firm working with the city on the project, said that they have everything they need to move forward with the project...

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City to Pursue Loan for By-pass Sewer Project

January 13, 2015

Davidson Lake is not the only project for which the city is pursuing GEFA funds. Monday, city commissioners voted unanimously to pursue a GEFA loan to help fund the water and sewer expansion project on the Toccoa By-pass. Toccoa and Stephens County are currently working to expand the city’s sewer system from the intersection...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Continues Flu Precautions

January 13, 2015

Stephens County Hospital continues to take precautions in light of what has been a bad flu season up to this point. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said that currently, the hospital continues to ask people to limit visitation to the hospital when and where feasible. “We know people want to come visit their family and...

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

January 13, 2015

Stephens County Commissioners will start their calendar year with their first meeting of 2015 this morning. The county commission is scheduled to meet today at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. County commissioners will begin with a work session to discuss items on today’s business...

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Toccoa City Commission To Open 2015 Tonight

January 12, 2015

Toccoa City Commissioners will get their calendar year started at a meeting later today. The city commission is scheduled to hold its first regular meeting of 2015 today at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. During the meeting, the city commission is expected to take up consideration of a number of regular yearly appointments....

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Toccoa P.D. Gets Grant From GOHS

January 12, 2015

The Toccoa Police Department receives a grant to help it with the purchase of some new equipment. Recently, the Toccoa Police Department announced it received a $10,000 grant from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety through that agency’s Small Agency Incentive Grant. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said the grant will help with...

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2015 Tax Season Opens Jan. 20

January 12, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The new tax season is about to start. Internal Revenue Service Spokesman Mark Green said that the agency anticipates opening the 2015 filing season as scheduled later this month. “We anticipate accepting electronic and paper returns on January 20th,” Green said. “We do encourage taxpayers to hold off...

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Toccoa Police Offering Counterfeit Class

January 12, 2015

The Toccoa Police Department is hosting a class designed to help business owners identify counterfeit currency. The class will take place this Friday, January 16 at the James A. Neal Training Center in Toccoa. Times for the class will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday. It will be taught by someone...

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BBB Offers Scam Safety Tips

January 12, 2015

The Better Business Bureau of Northeast Georgia is offering tips to help people try to stay scam-free in 2015. First, the BBB urged people to keep their computer programs up to date. The agency says people should remember to update their Internet browser, operating system, and other software. BBB officials also urged people to...

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