Toccoa Commissioners Meeting Today

Toccoa City Commissioners will wrap up their calendar year later today. The city commission is set to meet at 5 p.m. today at Toccoa City Hall. Today’s meeting is the final scheduled meeting for the city commission for 2014. Leading today’s agenda are two alcohol beverage control items. First, city commissioners will deal with the renewal of ABC licenses. Then, […]

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Northern Circuit Judge Retiring

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The search is on for a new Superior Court Judge in the Northern Judicial District, now that Superior Court Judge John H. Bailey has announced his retirement. Judge Bailey is retiring effective January 1. The Judicial Nominating Commission has been accepting nominations of persons to fill Judge Bailey’s vacancy on the Northern Judicial Circuit from […]

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Kokoon Homes Has Ribbon Cutting

A local business shows off its newest product. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Thursday at its offices for Kokoon Homes of Toccoa. Kokoon was unveiling its newest product, the “Kokoon Kompak.” Kokoon Homes Owner Dave Rades said the “Kokoon Kompak” is a miniature house that can be moved from location to location. “It is a […]

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Stephens BOE Keeps Looking at Cannery

The Stephens County Board of Education is still working through what to do about the cannery and its financial situation. School board members discussed it on Thursday at their work session. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey says further investigations showed both additional revenues and expenditures in the cannery, increasing the financial deficit over the last five years. Those figures […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Handles Planning, Zoning Requests

Stephens County Commissioners deny a request for a change in language in the county’s land use ordinance. Tuesday, the county commission considered a request from United Renewable Energy of Alpharetta, the company that has placed solar panels on land owned by the Stephens County Development Authority. According to Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers, the proposed change would have made it […]

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Toccoa PD Investigating Vehicle Theft

A vehicle theft is reported in downtown Toccoa. The Toccoa Police Department said it responded to a downtown car lot on Thursday in reference to a report of a stolen vehicle. According to the report, a Jeep Grand Cherokee had been taken from the lot. Police said a BOLO was put out for the vehicle. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell […]

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German Auto Parts Company Coming to Hart Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Hart County officials are calling it a history making event. Gov. Nathan Deal announced Wednesday that Germany-based Häring, a leading global manufacturer of precision components and subassemblies for the automotive industry, will locate its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Hartwell, creating 800 jobs by 2025 and investing $54 million into the project over the […]

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Toccoa Commission, ABC Board Meet

Toccoa’s Alcohol Beverage Control board discusses concerns with the city commission. The two boards met for a work session on Monday. City ABC Board Member Gary Donahue said the board has a couple of issues it has encountered as it works on the ABC license renewals that are coming due this month. “A couple of the applicants did not show […]

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