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City Approves Easement, Additional Shelter Funding

August 25, 2015

Meanwhile, the city of Toccoa obtains access to some additional downtown property. On Monday, the Toccoa City Commission unanimously approved a parking easement for Railroad Street. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse says that the city was approached by Norfolk Southern Railroad about this issue. “The city has the opportunity to lease property from Norfolk...

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Leaders and Legacies Banquet Next Month

August 25, 2015

This year’s Leadership Toccoa-Stephens County class project will honor some area residents and help support the youth of the community at the same time. The 2015 class for Leadership Toccoa-Stephens County is hosting the first Stephens County Leaders and Legacies Banquet on Thursday, September 24 at 7 p.m. in the Rotunda at the Georgia...

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Stephens Co. Commission To Meet Today

August 25, 2015

Stephens County Commissioners will hold a regularly scheduled meeting later today. The county commission is set to meet at 5:30 p.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. County commissioners will start their meeting with a work session to discuss items that are on the meeting agenda. Items...

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Famous Flame Scott To Be Laid To Rest Today

August 25, 2015

Funeral services are set for today for the last remaining member of Toccoa’s Famous Flames. NaFloyd Scott passed away at his home last Wednesday at the age of 80. Scott was a member of the original Famous Flames. The original Famous Flames, Bobby Byrd, Nafloyd Scott, Nash Knox, Johnny Terry, and Sylvester Keels, were...

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Hartwell Dam Test Set for Today

August 25, 2015

The Savannah District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it will conduct limited engineering and operations tests on spillway gates at Hartwell Dam today. Savannah District workers will conduct the tests during the morning beginning at approximately 10 a.m., but unlike previous tests conducted at full pool, the test at Hartwell Dam...

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Report: Jackson Co. Sex Offender Found in Stephens Co.

August 25, 2015

Reports indicate that a sex offender in Jackson County is behind bars after being located in Stephens County after more than nine months on the run. According to a report on accessnorthga.com, Jackson County Sheriff Janis Mangum says that 32-year-old Julius Lafayette Sewell was not living at the Nicholson residence he listed on the...

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Nearly 40 Dogs Seized from Stephens Co. Property

August 24, 2015

Charges are pending against an individual in Stephens County after nearly 40 dogs were seized from their property on Friday. Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Director Jeff Roberts says that Toccoa-Stephens County Animal Control, the Georgia Department of Agriculture, and the Atlanta Humane Society went to two properties on Prather Bridge Road owned by the...

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Toccoa Commission To Meet Today

August 24, 2015

Toccoa City Commissioners are set to consider a joint intergovernmental agreement with Stephens County that would cover the paving and maintenance of Memorial Drive at their meeting later today. The Toccoa City Commission is set to meet at 5 p.m. today at Toccoa City Hall. Stephens County Commissioners approved this modified agreement on August...

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NE Ga. Rep. to Head State Transportation Board

August 24, 2015

A northeast Georgia woman will lead the State Transportation Board for the upcoming year. Last Thursday, the State Transportation Board elected its executive leadership team. Emily Dunn of Blue Ridge was named chairman. Dunn represents Georgia’s 9th Congressional District on the State Transportation Board. She is currently board vice chairman, chair of the Communications...

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GSP Releases Information on By-pass Accident Last Week

August 24, 2015

Authorities have released more information about an accident last week on the Toccoa By-pass. It happened on Wednesday at about 8:45 a.m. at the intersection of the By-pass and Memorial Drive. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, a 2013 Hyundai Accent driven by 81-year-old Charlotte Asher Williams was traveling west...

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