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City Shutting Down Toccoa Motel, Budget Inn

May 12, 2015

The city of Toccoa is condeming two more city hotels. Monday, Toccoa officials announced that the Budget Inn and Toccoa Motel, both located on Currahee Street, were inspected on May 4 and found as unfit for human habitation. City officials said that after being notified of the violations, the owner of Budget Inn and...

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Toccoa Approves FY 16 Budget

May 12, 2015

The city of Toccoa has its budget in place for Fiscal Year 2016. Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously approved the budget for next fiscal year at their meeting Monday. Toccoa’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget totals just under $36.2 million and includes no change in the millage rate for city property owners and no change in...

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More Details Released on Martin Accident

May 12, 2015

The Georgia State Patrol is releasing more information about an accident that injured a pedestrian in Stephens County over the weekend. It occurred on Georgia Highway 17 in the Martin area, near the Stephens County-Franklin County line, just after 9 p.m. on Sunday. Toccoa GSP Post Commander Chad Johnson said a 2014 Nissan Sentra,...

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Ty Cobb Officials Outline Sale to St. Mary’s

May 12, 2015
Ty Cobb Officials Outline Sale to St. Mary’s

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Ty Cobb Healthcare officials said they had no choice but to sell the Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center to St. Mary’s Healthcare System. That was the message at a state-required public hearing on the proposed sale last Thursday. Ty Cobb CEO Greg Hearn said during the hearing that...

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

May 12, 2015

Stephens County Commissioners will consider a motion today to set up a short-term recycling location and solution as work continues on a long-term solution. The Stephens County Commission meets at 8:30 a.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. During the meeting, county commissioners are scheduled to...

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Toccoa Commission Expected to Take FY 16 Budget Vote Today

May 11, 2015

Toccoa City Commissioners are expected to vote on approving a Fiscal Year 2016 operating budget for the city of Toccoa at their meeting later today. The city commission meets at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. City commissioners will hold the second and final reading of the proposed Fiscal Year 2016 operating budget at...

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SCSO, Drug Task Force Announce Arrests

May 11, 2015

Two separate drug investigations in Stephens County lead to multiple drug arrests. First, agents of the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office, the Georgia Department of Corrections Canine Unit, and the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office arrested numerous individuals on May 1. Authorities said that 35-year-old Brandy Handberry and 42-year-old Robert Handberry, both of Toccoa, were...

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Stephens Co. Special Olympics Holds Spring Games

May 11, 2015
Stephens Co. Special Olympics Holds Spring Games

Stephens County Special Olympians take to the field. The annual Stephens County Special Olympics Spring Games took place Friday at the Stephens County High School football stadium. Athletes from all over the county gathered to compete in a number of events and also enjoy other activities. Stephens County Special Olympics Local Coordinator Kevin Phillips...

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“A Taste of Toccoa” Award Winners Announced

May 11, 2015

Main Street Toccoa has recognized the winners of this year’s “A Taste of Toccoa” awards. The 25th annual “Taste” took place last Saturday in downtown Toccoa. Friday, Main Street handed out the awards in an event at Toccoa City Hall. Award winners are as follows: Best Representation of Business First Place: Victoria’s Sweet Treats...

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Progress Continues in Hospital Administrator Search

May 8, 2015

The search for the next Stephens County Hospital Administrator could be nearing a conclusion. Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said that the Hospital Authority Personnel Committee met on Monday. No action was taken at that meeting. However, Gambrell said that the search for his replacement is continuing to move forward. “The Personnel Committee...

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