Toccoa Looks at Changes to Animal Control Ordinance

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The city of Toccoa is looking at changes to its animal control ordinance. Monday, Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Director Jeff Roberts brought forward proposed changes for the city commission to consider. Toccoa City Commissioner Jeanette Jamieson serves on the shelter board. She said one of the changes has to do with bringing the city’s code regarding rabies vaccination requirements in […]

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Boys and Girls Club Fundraiser Coming Up

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The Toccoa-Stephens County Boys’ and Girls’ Club will host a fundraiser later this month at the Currahee Club. On Thursday, September 29 at 6 p.m., the Toccoa-Stephens County Boys’ and Girls’ Club will have a “Celebrity Game Night” fundraiser at the Currahee Club. Boys’ and Girls’ Club Board President Emeritus Gary Donahue said that teams of four people each will […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Set To Meet Today

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Stephens County Commissioners will meet for a regularly scheduled meeting and work session this morning. The county commission is set to meet at 8:30 a.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. First, commissioners will hold a public hearing for planning and zoning reasons. Then, county commissioners will move into the work session […]

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Toccoa Approves Budget Amendments, Receives Financial Report

The city of Toccoa handles some financial housekeeping. On Monday, the Toccoa City Commission unanimously approved a number of Fiscal Year 2016 budget amendments. According to Toccoa Finance Director Cathy Loudermilk, the amendments are necessary to adjust each department to bring it in line for the audit. Loudermilk said auditors are scheduled to arrive to begin work on the city’s […]

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Toccoa Commission To Meet Today

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Toccoa City Commissioners are meeting today for a regularly scheduled meeting and work session. The city commission will begin its regular meeting at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. There are only two items on the agenda for this week’s city commission meeting. First, city commissioners are scheduled to consider approving Fiscal Year 2016 budget amendments. Then, the city commission […]

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State Clears Northern Circuit DA of Allegations

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia After a three month investigation by the State Attorney General’s office, the case against Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White has been dismissed. On August 31st, the State Attorney General’s office released its findings into allegations White illegally used the endorsement of the Hartwell Police Chief Anthony Davis and his officers in re-election […]

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Police Urging Residents to Lock Vehicles

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The Toccoa Police Department is investigating a series of vehicle break-ins and entering auto cases. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, his department is seeing an increase in the number of these cases in recent weeks. “We are having an unusual amount of vehicles that are being picked through and gone through at night, while people are asleep,” said […]

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