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“New Harmonies” Wrapping Up in Toccoa

January 24, 2013

The “New Harmonies” exhibit is wrapping up this week in Toccoa. The “New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music” traveling Smithsonian exhibit will remain on display at the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room through Saturday. The Mitchell Allen Meeting Room is located at the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa. The exhibit, which is free to...

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Toccoa Commission Watching Cash Flow

January 24, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners say they want to talk about cash flow and the Commission Reserve Account at an upcoming work session scheduled for next month. During their meeting Tuesday, commissioners ratified a decision to borrow another $520,000 from the CRA to cover an invoice due to the Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia this month....

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Stephens Co. Says It Will Cite Property Owners if Address Not Posted Properly

January 24, 2013

Stephens County officials said this week the county plans to crack down on those who have not posted their correct E-911 address properly. According to an announcement from Stephens County’s E-911 Department, many residents still have not posted their designated E-911 street address as required by the county’s posting ordinance. Stephens County E-911 Director...

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No More Stickers At Convenience Sites Starting March 1 in Stephens Co.

January 23, 2013

Starting March 1, Stephens County will no longer require stickers to dump trash at one of the county’s convenience sites. On Tuesday, county commissioners unanimously approved a motion to eliminate the stickers beginning on that date with the following stipulations, no commercial waste and Stephens County residents only. Stephens County Commission Chairman Stanley London...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Supports Bed Tax

January 23, 2013

As the proposed extension of the so-called hospital bed tax continues to make its way through the Georgia General Assembly, hospitals are making their thoughts known. The Georgia Senate passed a bill earlier this month that would allow the tax to be extended by allowing the state’s Department of Community Health to levy the...

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TCC Accepts Bids

January 23, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners accept a bid for more work involving the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. Tuesday, city commissioners unanimously approved a bid for a preservation plan, design plan, and economic study of the Schaefer Center from Historical Integrity, LLC in the amount of $6,000. The bid from Historical Integrity was the lowest of...

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Collins to Make Stop in Toccoa Friday, Receives Subcommittee Assignments

January 23, 2013

9th District U.S. Congressman Doug Collins will hold community meetings in Stephens and Jackson counties this week. Collins will be in Toccoa Friday to meet with local constituents and community leaders. From 1:30 to 2:45 p.m., Collins will be at the Java Station Coffee Shop on Big A Road in Toccoa on Friday. The...

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Rogers Part of House Majority Whip Team

January 23, 2013

Habersham County State Representative Terry Rogers is one of the members of the 2013-2014 House Majority Whip team. House Majority Whip Edward Lindsey made that announcement recently. According to the press release, members of the majority whip team will monitor legislation as it moves through both chambers of the General Assembly and help members...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Receives FY 2012 Audit

January 22, 2013

Stephens County Hospital receives good news for its Fiscal Year 2012 audit. The hospital reported on the audit for the previous fiscal year at its Monday’s monthly meeting of the Stephens County Hospital Authority. According to Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell, the hospital received a clean opinion on the audit, which he says is what...

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Toccoa Marks MLK Day

January 22, 2013
Toccoa Marks MLK Day

Stephens County marks Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. An interfaith service at Trinity CME Church, followed by a march from the church to the steps of Toccoa City Hall Monday commemorated the holiday. Once at Toccoa City Hall, the high school division winner of this year’s MLK essay contest read her essay to...

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