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Toccoa Commission Holds First FY 2014 Budget Work Session

April 9, 2013

The Toccoa City Commission begins looking at the city’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget. City commissioners started their budget talks with City Manager Mike Jackson and staff during a work session on Monday. Jackson presented commissioners Monday with what he called a first run at a base budget for the city’s major operating funds, such...

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Stephens County Commission Meeting Today

April 9, 2013

Stephens County Commissioners will hold a regularly scheduled meeting this morning. The county commissioners are set to meet starting at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. County commissioners are scheduled to begin with a public hearing for consideration of an alcohol license for the Calico...

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Toccoa Unveils New Historic Plaque

April 9, 2013
Toccoa Unveils New Historic Plaque

The city of Toccoa unveils yet another historic plaque at a downtown building. City officials gathered at 109 North Sage Street last Thursday for the latest plaque unveiling. This plaque is commemorating what was the extension of the former Harper’s 5 and 10 Cent Store in downtown Toccoa. Kembra Landry with Main Street Toccoa...

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Police Blotter

April 9, 2013

A Toccoa man faces a burglary charge. According to a report on file with the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy responded to Ed Davis Boulevard on March 28 in reference to a reported residential theft. The report stated that that a woman told the Sheriff’s Office someone broke into a storage building and...

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High-Speed Chase Friday Night Results in One Arrest

April 8, 2013

A man faces numerous charges after a high-speed chase in Stephens County Friday night. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said the chase started in the Memorial Drive area of Toccoa just before 11:30 p.m. Friday. “The police department was conducting safety checkpoints around the city in various locations and the vehicle was seen attempting...

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Toccoa Commission Meeting Today

April 8, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners are scheduled to begin meeting on the Fiscal Year 2014 budget during a work session this afternoon. The city commission has scheduled a work session to start at 1 p.m. in the commission meeting room at Toccoa City Hall. According to the city’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget calendar, this is the...

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Land Use Regulation Committee Meeting Tonight

April 8, 2013

The Stephens County Land Use Regulation Committee will meet tonight for the first time since county commissioners gave the go-ahead to design a land use regulation plan for commissioners to consider. The committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Last month, Stephens County Commissioners voted...

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Stephens Co. Trail Getting Grant Money for Repairs

April 8, 2013

A Stephens County trail will receive grant money to help with repairs. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources announced last week that the U.S. Forest Service’s Frady Branch trail system is getting a $100,000 grant. The Frady Branch Trail System is located in the Lake Russell Wildlife Management Area off of Highway 184 in...

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Fatal Habersham Accident Under Investigation

April 5, 2013

A Toccoa woman is dead after a two-car accident Wednesday evening in Habersham County. Habersham authorities stated that 23-year-old Haley Amber Holmes of Toccoa died in the accident at the intersection of Antioch Church Road and Glade Creek Parkway. The Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol reported the accident occurred just after 10...

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Local Officials React To Hwy. 17 Announcement

April 5, 2013

Local officials are reacting to the state Department of Transportation’s announcement that the Highway 17 widening project is headed towards construction later this year. Wednesday, the Georgia DOT announced that construction would begin this summer on the widening of Highway 17 to a four-lane divided highway between the Franklin-Stephens County line and Memorial Drive...

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