Sheriff’s Office Recovers Fieldale Utility Vehicle

Sheriff Randy Shirley reports that his office has recovered a John Deere Gator utility vehicle worth approximate $15,000. The vehicle was reported stolen from the Fieldale Corporation in Eastanollee In February. Shirley stated during the investigation, Investigators developed tips from informants that eventually led to the location and recovery of the stolen Gator. Sheriff Shirley stated that the investigation into […]

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Toccoa City Commission Supports Allen Park Development

Monday’s work session of the Toccoa City Commission included a proposal from TBG Residential of Atlanta for a proposed Allen Park development. TBG Residential is an Atlanta based real estate firm specializing in the development, construction, and management of affordable apartment communities for families and seniors. Allen Park is a proposed 64 unit apartment community comprised of 12 one bedroom […]

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USDA Vet Warns Poultry Farmers to Use Extra Bio-Security to Prevent Avian Influenza

By M.J. Kneiser/WLHR The USDA says poultry farmers need to take extra precautions to prevent the spread of the H5N2 virus or avian influenza. The USDA confirmed the H5N2 avian influenza virus had spread from Minnesota turkey farms where it was first discovered in December to commercial chicken farms in Wisconsin and Iowa. Last week, they announced over eight-million chickens […]

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Seneca Bank Officer In District Court

Contributed by WGOG A former bank officer at Oconee-based Community First Bank was in federal court yesterday in Anderson for an initial appearance, according to sources in the US District Court. The proceeding for Benjamin Lee Hiott is an arraignment. According to sources with the federal court system, Hiott faces three counts of bank fraud. He is also a co-defendant […]

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Host Inn To Close After City Inspection

An emphasis of this year’s Toccoa City Commission is community beautification and code enforcement. Part of that process includes the elimination of unsafe and unsanitary conditions. Of specific concern are motels that have been converted to Extended Stay Facilities. The Stephens County Health Department has also established this as one of their goals and has asked for the city to […]

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City Of Toccoa Holds First Reading Of Budget

The City of Toccoa had it’s first reading and public hearing for the fiscal year 2016  budget Monday night during the Toccoa City Commission meeting. Toccoa Mayor Terry Carter was pleased with the work by City staff. “I’d like to think City Manager (Billy Morse) and the department heads for their hard work on preparing this years budget. The budget […]

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Stephens County Commission Meeting To Include Discussion Of Bond Issuance To Forward Fund Road Projects

Stephens County Commissioners are expected to vote on whether to approve the issuance of $4.5 million in bonds in order to forward fund road work in the county at their meeting Tuesday evening at 5:30 P.M. in the second floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in Downtown Toccoa. County Commissioners are considering issuing up to an initial $4.5 […]

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