Progress Being Made At the Pines

Progress continues on getting the city-owned, nine-hole Pines golf course re-open in Toccoa. City Manager Billy Morse updated Toccoa commissioners at their meeting on Monday. Morse said that the city has hired someone to serve as Course Superintendent to help oversee the work going on now at the course. “His name is Roger Shedd,” said Morse. “He used to work […]

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Toccoa Opens Electric Vehicle Charging Station

Toccoa officially opens its first electric vehicle charging station. The ribbon cutting for the station took place Monday at the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa. Toccoa had the charger installed last month and it is now open for public use. It is located in the parking lot of the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa. Mayor Terry Carter said […]

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Stephens County Commission Meeting Today

Stephens County Commissioners will hold a regularly scheduled work session and business meeting later this morning. County commissioners will meet at 8:30 a.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. At 8:30 a.m., the Stephens County Commission will have a work session to discuss items on the business meeting agenda. Immediately following the […]

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Two Killed in Sunday Wreck

The Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol is investigating a fatal accident Sunday on the Toccoa By-pass. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says the accident happened at around noon on Sunday at the by-pass and Cawthon Road. Shirley says an older couple driving one of the vehicles was killed instantly as a result of the accident. The accident involved […]

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Ga. Supreme Court Grants Sims New Trial

The state’s Supreme Court says a Toccoa man convicted of murder back in 2012 should receive a new trial. In a ruling issued last week, the Georgia Supreme Court unanimously affirmed the trial court’s decision to grant a new trial to Steve A. Sims, Jr. Sims, Jr. was convicted of felony murder and other charges in September 2012 and then […]

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County Makes Dept. Move In Money Saving Move

Stephens County government makes a change within its departments in an effort to save money. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that the county has moved Registrar Theresa Kelley into the Probate Judge’s office, where she will work part-time, along with working part-time in her current job as Elections Superintendent and Registrar. “Our Elections Superintendent, Theresa Kelley, will not physically report […]

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Toccoa Commission To Meet Today

Toccoa City Commissioners are planning both a work session and a regular meeting for later today. First, city commissioners will meet for a work session with the city’s Downtown Development Authority at 2 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. During that work session, city commissioners will discuss 2015 goals for downtown Toccoa with the DDA. Then, commissioners will have their first […]

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Officer-Involved Shooting in Banks Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Georgia Bureau of Investigation continues to look into a shooting in Banks Crossing Friday involving two Banks County Sheriff’s Office deputies. According to Banks County Sheriff’s OFfice Spokesperson Sergeant Carissa McFaddin, two deputies approached a man wanted in several counties on drug charges at about 1:30 p.m. Friday on Banks Drive in Commerce […]

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Main Street Unveils Latest Historic Plaque

Main Street Toccoa unveils another historic plaque. City officials and others gathered at Details Salon 73 on Doyle Street in downtown Toccoa to unveil the latest historic plaque. The building has been home to many different types of businesses over the years. According to Main Street Toccoa, the building originally housed Georgia Power, which was in the building the longest. […]

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