Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

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 meeting agenda. The business meeting, where […]

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Toccoa City Commission To Open 2015 Tonight

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. Among those, the city commission is […]

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Toccoa P.D. Gets Grant From GOHS

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 the purchase of some new equipment […]

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2015 Tax Season Opens Jan. 20

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 and wait to file until they […]

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Toccoa Police Offering Counterfeit Class

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 from the U.S. Treasury Department. The […]

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BBB Offers Scam Safety Tips

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 set tough passwords consisting of both […]

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Ga. DOT Announces Routine Maintenance

The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced its weekly maintenance schedule for the area this week. No work is scheduled in Stephens, Franklin, or Banks counties. In Habersham County, the DOT said crews are scheduled to seal cracks in the driving surface of State Route 115 between Clarkesville and the White County line. The DOT said a lane closure will […]

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Chase Ends With Wreck, Arrest in Toccoa

A South Carolina man faces charges in two states after allegedly stealing a car and leading area law enforcement on a chase through two counties that ended in Toccoa Thursday. It started in Franklin County Thursday morning. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said deputies received word of a stolen vehicle out of South Carolina. Thomas said his deputies attempted to […]

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USFS Announces Prescribed Burn For Today

The U.S. Forest Service said it will conduct a prescribed burn later today in Stephens County. The prescribed burn will involve about 200 acres and be located in the Davis Mountain area of the county. According to the Forest Service, the burn will be centered in the area of Davis Mountain Road and Quarry Road, right off of the Toccoa […]

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