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Wilbros Hearing Moves Into Day Four

May 15, 2014

The hearing over Wilbros’ appeal of the Georgia EPD’s order calling on the Rose Lane facility to shut down will continue today. Georgia Office of State Administrative Hearings Spokesman Kevin Westray says that the judge extended the hearing into today and has also scheduled the hearing on the calendar for May 28 and May...

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Seneca Police Arrest Toccoa Man on Drug Charge

May 15, 2014

By Dick Mangrum, WGOG Radio, Walhalla A 23-year old Toccoa man has been arrested in a drug sweep being conducted by the police in Seneca, South Carolina. Law enforcement authorities there have confirmed the arrest of Joshua LaDale Oglesby of 23 Riley Street on the charge of manufacture, possession with intent to distribute the...

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Rainy Day Expected in Region Today

May 15, 2014

A flash flood watch remains in effect for Stephens County and surrounding areas from the National Weather Service. Rain started last night throughout the area. As of 7 a.m. today, downtown Toccoa has received 1.33 inches of rain since it all started. The rain is expected to continue today before moving out. Sunshine is...

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Stephens Co. Honors Top Five

May 14, 2014
Stephens Co. Honors Top Five

Stephens County celebrates academic achievement. The 53rd annual Top Five Banquet took place Tuesday night at Stephens County High School. The Toccoa Rotary Club sponsors the banquet that honors the top five percent of the senior class of Stephens County High School, as well as the top five students in grades 6 through 11....

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Stephens Co. Commission To Look Again At FY 15 Budget

May 14, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners want to meet again to take another look at the county’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget. The county presented its proposed budget for next fiscal year on Tuesday during the commission meeting. That proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget totals $13.2 million in the general fund, up from about $12.7 million in this...

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Toccoa Presents Proposed FY 15 Budget

May 14, 2014

The proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget for the city of Toccoa does not include any proposed changes in the city’s millage rate or utility rates. City officials presented the proposed budget for the city’s next fiscal year at Tuesday’s commission meeting. The city’s proposed budget totals about $29.79 million in its combined operating funds...

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Bell Wants Committee Formed to Look at Future

May 14, 2014

Stephens County Commissioner Dennis Bell wants the Board of Commissioners to consider forming a committee to help look at the county’s future. Bell made the suggestion at Tuesday’s Stephens County Commission meeting. He said he wants to get as much input as possible on ways to make the county better. “It feels like Stephens...

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Toccoa Police Arrest Three After Unusual Incident Inside Vehicle

May 13, 2014
Toccoa Police Arrest Three After Unusual Incident Inside Vehicle

Toccoa Police arrested three people last week after an officer said he came up on unusual activity inside a vehicle while on regular patrol. Chief Tim Jarrell said Corporal Hamp Cross was patrolling on Elberton Street near the intersection with Avon Street between 8 and 9 p.m. last Wednesday when he came up behind...

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Stephens Co. Farm Tour Held Monday

May 13, 2014
Stephens Co. Farm Tour Held Monday

Third graders from the Stephens County School System make their annual journey to the farm. The annual farm tour took place Monday at Mountain View Farms in Avalon. Farm Owner Linda Dean said that they have a little bit of everything to show the third graders. “We have goats, cows, pigs, chickens, a mobile...

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Toccoa, Stephens Co. Both Set to Release Proposed Budgets Today

May 13, 2014

Both the city of Toccoa and Stephens County are scheduled to unveil their proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budgets during meetings today. Stephens County will go first, releasing its proposed budget during its 8:30 a.m. commission meeting in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse. Last week, Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said...

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