City Approves Bid on Davidson Lake Dredging

The city of Toccoa will move forward with using a northeast Georgia company to dredge Davidson Lake. Monday, city commissioners unanimously approved a bid from a company called River Sand, Inc. of Cleveland, Georgia for the dredging project in the amount of just over $1.014 million. River Sand’s bid was the lowest of four bids received for the project. Toccoa […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

Stephens County Commissioners will meet later today for a regularly scheduled meeting. The county commission meets at 5:30 p.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. County commissioners will start their meeting with a work session to discuss items that are on the business meeting agenda. The business meeting to vote on agenda items […]

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SCH, Other Hospitals Affected By New Federal Rules on Medicare

Stephens County Hospital, along with most other hospitals, will see a slight payment reduction from Medicare under new pay for performance standards put in place by the federal government. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell updated the Hospital Authority on the new standards at last week’s monthly Authority meeting. Gambrell said the hospital will face a penalty for its readmission rates in […]

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Lavonia P.D. Gets GOHS Grant

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Lavonia Police Department is the recipient of a $10,000 equipment grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle said the grant will come in handy to purchase some new equipment. “We have received this grant several times in the past,” Carlisle said. “The grant will be used for […]

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Funeral Services Today For Woman Hit By Train

Funeral services are scheduled for today for the woman killed when she was struck by a train earlier this month in Stephens County. Graveside services for 36-year-old Olympia Ann Fleming will be today at 2 p.m. at Hurricane Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Martin. Fleming, of East Whitman Street in Toccoa, was killed when she was hit by a Norfolk […]

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Police Blotter

A Toccoa man is reporting a theft to the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office. According to a report from the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy responded to Prather Bridge Road on Sunday, where a man reported that numerous personal items had been taken from his property. The report said that nearly $2,000 worth of miscellaneous items were taken sometime between […]

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Illinois Fugitive Arrested in Toccoa

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office assists in the arrest of an out-of-state fugitive in Toccoa. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said his office’s DELTA unit was called to assist U.S. Marshals in the arrest of 29-year-old Richard W. Taylor of Trenton, Illinois last week. Shirley said authorities caught up with Taylor at an Avon Street residence in Toccoa to arrest […]

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Toccoa City Commission Meeting Today

Toccoa City Commissioners have a busy day planned. Today, city commissioners will meet for both a retreat and a regular meeting. The retreat will begin at 12 p.m. and take place in the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room in downtown Toccoa. During the retreat, the city commission will first look back at accomplishments by department during the year 2014. Then, the […]

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TFC Offering First Responder Tuition Discount

Toccoa Falls College said it is offering 50 percent off tuition to all full time emergency first responders. The school made the announcement earlier this month in recognition of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. TFC President Dr. Robert Myers said the school wanted to do something tangible for all first responders including police officers, fire fighters, and emergency medical personnel. […]

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