Ga. DOT Announces Routine Maintenance

A Georgia Department of Transportation crew is scheduled to mow rights of way alongside State Route 145 in Stephens County this week. According to the DOT, the shoulder of the road will be closed as that work occurs. DOT crews are planning work in other area counties this week as well. In Franklin County, a crew is scheduled to seal […]

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Toccoa Dedicates Historic Plaque

The city of Toccoa is once again honoring a number of buildings in the downtown area with historic plaques. City officials and others gathered Thursday to dedicate the first historic plaque of this year’s series of ten plaques at the Harper’s Row building on Doyle Street. Harper’s Row is comprised of four storefronts that were modified in the 1930’s for […]

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Ginger and Co. Holds Ribbon Cutting

A local salon holds a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday for Ginger and Company Salon in downtown Toccoa. Ginger Sheriff owns Ginger and Company Salon. She said they offer a number of different services for people. “We are a full-service family salon,” said Sheriff. “We do organic facials, massages, […]

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Lavonia Working on Cleaning Up Blighted Properties

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The City of Lavonia is continuing its campaign to clean up blighted properties. At a recent regular city council meeting, city manager Gary Fesperman said his office notified eight property owners regarding their deteriorated houses and buildings. Fesperman said the city has targeted numerous properties within the city to see if it can get […]

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Police Blotter

The Toccoa Police Department responded to a Falls Road business in reference to a reported theft this week. On Monday, a woman told an officer that while she was working, someone took $600 or $700 out of her purse. Meanwhile, the Police Department also responded to a Nassau Street residence last weekend in reference to a report of a bicycle […]

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Man Indicted In 2012 Vehicle Theft

A Toccoa man indicted earlier this year in connection to a 2012 fatal motorcycle accident now faces a separate true bill of indictment in connection to a 2012 vehicle theft in Stephens County. Grand jurors in Stephens County issued a true bill of indictment against Joshua Lamar Hanley on Wednesday on charges of Burglary in the First Degree, Theft By […]

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Bell Named VP of Peace Officers’ Association of Ga.

Stephens County Commissioner and Comer Police Chief Dennis Bell is the new Vice President of the Peace Officers’ Assocation of Georgia. Bell was elected to that position at the association’s annual conference on August 27 in Savannah. He said he appreciates the support he received from the association’s members in being nominated and elected to serve as Vice President. “It […]

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