Toccoa Salutes Local Paralympian

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Toccoa comes together to wish local Paralympic athlete McKenzie Coan well. On Tuesday, local residents gathered at Paul Anderson Park to sign a “memory book” to wish Coan well and celebrate her accomplishments as she prepares to swim at the Paralympic games in Rio next month. McKenzie is the daughter of Dr. Marc Coan, who practices at the Toccoa Clinic. […]

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SCHS SkillsUSA Chapter Recognized

The SkilllsUSA chapter at Stephens County High School is recognized as one of the best in the nation. At the 2016 National SkillsUSA Conference in Louisville, Kentucky earlier this year, Stephens County High School was one of just 24 chapters nationwide, and six in Georgia, to receive the “Models of Excellence” award. Each year, SkillsUSA said it recognizes 24 of […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Extends Work Detail Agreement

Stephens County Commissioners vote to extend a work detail agreement with the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office temporarily while discussions will continue among the commissioners over a new long-term agreement. On Tuesday, county commissioners voted to extend the work detail agreement with the Sheriff’s Office for 60 days. This is the agreement that provides inmates from the county jail for duties […]

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Nobody Injured in Wednesday Wreck

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said nobody was injured in a multi-car accident Wednesday on the Toccoa By-pass. Reports indicated that the accident took place around 3 p.m. at the intersection of the By-pass and Memorial Drive. Shirley said that while nobody was injured, two vehicles that were involved in the accident were totaled.

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Major Part of SR 17 Set to Open to Traffic Thursday

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A major milestone in the Georgia Highway 17 widening and construction project is coming Thursday. The Georgia Department of Transportation announced on Tuesday that the portions of the project located south of the Franklin County line to north of Scott Road will be opened to traffic on Thursday. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Katie Strickland said this is another major step forward […]

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City Commissioner Expresses Concern About Big A Rd./Memorial Drive Intersection

One Toccoa City Commissioner is expressing concerns about the new traffic pattern at the intersection of Big A Road and Memorial Drive. Commissioner Jeanette Jamieson addressed that intersection and her concerns about it at the city commission’s work session on Monday. “You are going to see where they have marked off left turn coming north, left turn arrows,” said Jamieson, […]

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Temporary Sign Moratorium Along 17 Corridor Extended

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The Stephens County Commission will keep a signage moratorium in place along the county’s Highway 17 corridor while work on a sign ordinance remains ongoing. Tuesday, county commissioners voted unanimously to extend a temporary moratorium for signage along the unincorporated portions of Highway 17 from the Franklin County line to the intersection of the Toccoa By-pass and then continuing along […]

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Banks Co. Wants Toccoa Water

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Banks County is reaching out to the city of Toccoa, wanting to purchase water. Toccoa City Commissioners discussed the proposal of selling water to Banks County at a work session on Monday. According to Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse, this is a topic the city has talked about before with Banks County and it has returned to the table. “Banks […]

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Bohannon Named Next Toccoa Finance Director

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The city of Toccoa will stay in its own ranks for its next Finance Director. On Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners voted unanimously to confirm the appointment of the city’s Deputy Finance Director, Becky Bohannon, as the new Finance Director for the city of Toccoa effective November 1. Bohannon will replace Cathy Loudermilk, who is retiring after spending the last four […]

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