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Mike Jones Ford/Lincoln Breaks Ground on New Building

September 10, 2014
Mike Jones Ford/Lincoln Breaks Ground on New Building

A local car dealer breaks ground on a new facility. Mike Jones Ford Lincoln held a ground breaking ceremony Tuesday for its new building that will be located near Wal-Mart in Toccoa. Jones said the new building will be a great opportunity for his dealership. “You (will be) looking at a new 23,000 square...

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SCSO Charges Three for Drugs

September 10, 2014

Three people face charges after an investigation by the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office last week. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said it started when the Sheriff’s Office Traffic and Crime Suppression Unit made a traffic stop on a pickup truck on Cawthon Road on the afternoon of September 2. Shirley said that deputies recovered...

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Franklin Co. Arrests Two In String of Thefts

September 10, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Two people are behind bars in Franklin County after investigators uncovered a theft ring the pair were allegedly operating in the Sandy Cross community. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, his investigators, along with Northern Judicial Circuit State Probation officers, uncovered the ring on August 28. Thomas...

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NGTC Reaches Agreement With Valdosta State

September 10, 2014
NGTC Reaches Agreement With Valdosta State

North Georgia Technical College reaches another partnership with a state university regarding student transfers in certain areas of study. Monday, Valdosta State University and North Georgia Technical College signed what is called a “Pathways Program” agreement. Through the agreement, North Georgia Tech students who successfully earn an Associate of Applied Science degree are eligible...

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Golf Course Owned by City of Toccoa Now Closed; Commissioners Examining Options

September 9, 2014

The city of Toccoa is looking at what to do with the city’s golf course moving forward after it has closed to the public. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that James Kennedy, who was part of a group that had an agreement in place to operate the course on Black Mountain Road, informed...

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Toccoa Commission Approves One Bid, Opens Others At Monday Meeting

September 9, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners award a bid for a heavy duty trencher for its Utilities Department. Monday, city commissioners unanimously voted to award the bid to the low bidder of Ditch Witch of Georgia at a cost of $83,826.22. The city will use the Georgia Municipal Association lease pool to make the purchase. Toccoa City...

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Toccoa Rotary Auction Approaching

September 9, 2014

The Toccoa Rotary Club is getting ready for one of its big yearly events. The annual Rotary Auction is coming up on October 7 at the Currahee Club. Toccoa Rotary Club President the Very Reverend Mary Demmler said the club is planning something a little different for this year’s auction. “We have added in...

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

September 9, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners are expected to consider motions to enter to an official agreement with Motorola Solutions, Inc. regarding the purchase of more than $1.3 million in E-911 equipment and set up lease purchase financing of the equipment at their meeting today. The county commission is meeting at 8:30 a.m. today in the second-floor...

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Rabies Case Confirmed in Stephens Co.

September 8, 2014

Health department officials in Stephens County has confirmed a rabies case found in an area of the county between Toccoa and Eastanollee. According to the Stephens County Health Department, a stray cat that someone took in was found to have rabies. The Health Department said the rabid cat bit the person who took it...

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Toccoa City Commission To Meet Today

September 8, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners are scheduled to award one bid and open bids for two more projects at a meeting later today. The city commission will hold its first monthly meeting for September today at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. During the meeting, city commissioners are expected to award a bid for a heavy...

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