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IRS Offers Last Minute Tax Tips

April 10, 2013

With the April 15 deadline to file taxes quickly approaching, the Internal Revenue Service is offering some last-minute tax tips. IRS Spokesman Mark Green said people need to remember that while the deadline is Monday, that still means time remains to get everything done. “Don’t panic,” said Green. “You still have time. There are...

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Stephens Co. Commission Holds Regular Meeting

April 10, 2013

Stephens County continues steps to get ready for the implementation of a single voting precinct later this year. Tuesday, county commissioners unanimously approved a motion to authorize termination of a lease for U.S. Forest Service property on Highway 184 that has been the location of the Currahee voting precinct. In addition, the county’s motion...

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Martin Spring Festival Set for April 27

April 10, 2013

Preparations are underway for the third annual Martin Spring festival. This year’s Martin Spring Festival is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 27. Once again, the Martin Community Group is sponsoring and organizing the festival. The group’s Jeraldine Hayes said plans are to have a full day of activities. “We are expecting a...

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Million Dollar Gumlog Home Vandalized

April 10, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County authorities and Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents are both searching for the suspect or suspects who vandalized a home in the Gumlog community valued at over a million dollars. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, it happened sometime overnight on April 1 at a home...

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Land Use Regulation Committee Holds Meeting

April 9, 2013
Land Use Regulation Committee Holds Meeting

Stephens County’s Land Use Regulation Committee is getting its work underway on designing a proposed land use plan for consideration by the county commission. The committee met Monday night at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Monday’s meeting represented the first meeting since commissioners expanded the committee to 14 members and gave...

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Pavliscsak Not Seeking Third Term on Toccoa City Commission

April 9, 2013

A second Toccoa City Commissioner says he will not run for re-election this Fall. “There are some people who have asked me whether or not I intend to seek a third term and I am here this afternoon to say that I have no intentions of seeking a third term,” said Commissioner Andy Pavliscak...

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Toccoa Commission Holds First FY 2014 Budget Work Session

April 9, 2013

The Toccoa City Commission begins looking at the city’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget. City commissioners started their budget talks with City Manager Mike Jackson and staff during a work session on Monday. Jackson presented commissioners Monday with what he called a first run at a base budget for the city’s major operating funds, such...

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Stephens County Commission Meeting Today

April 9, 2013

Stephens County Commissioners will hold a regularly scheduled meeting this morning. The county commissioners are set to meet starting at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. County commissioners are scheduled to begin with a public hearing for consideration of an alcohol license for the Calico...

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Toccoa Unveils New Historic Plaque

April 9, 2013
Toccoa Unveils New Historic Plaque

The city of Toccoa unveils yet another historic plaque at a downtown building. City officials gathered at 109 North Sage Street last Thursday for the latest plaque unveiling. This plaque is commemorating what was the extension of the former Harper’s 5 and 10 Cent Store in downtown Toccoa. Kembra Landry with Main Street Toccoa...

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Police Blotter

April 9, 2013

A Toccoa man faces a burglary charge. According to a report on file with the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy responded to Ed Davis Boulevard on March 28 in reference to a reported residential theft. The report stated that that a woman told the Sheriff’s Office someone broke into a storage building and...

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