City Approves Easement, Additional Shelter Funding

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 Southern that had previously been leased […]

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Leaders and Legacies Banquet Next Month

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 Baptist Convention Center in Toccoa. Weslie […]

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Stephens Co. Commission To Meet Today

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 on the agenda for today’s commission […]

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Famous Flame Scott To Be Laid To Rest Today

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 all from the Toccoa area. In […]

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Hartwell Dam Test Set for Today

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 will only have a few gates […]

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

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 sex offender registry. Accessnorthga.com reported that […]

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Nearly 40 Dogs Seized from Stephens Co. Property

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 same individual Friday afternoon. Roberts said […]

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Toccoa Commission To Meet Today

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 11 after tabling an original agreement […]

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NE Ga. Rep. to Head State Transportation Board

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‚Äôs 9th Congressional District on the State Transportation Board. She is currently board vice chairman, chair of the Communications Committee, and serves on six other […]

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