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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City Buys Properties Along Currahee Street

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The city of Toccoa will buy two pieces of property along Currahee Street. On Monday, the Toccoa City Commission unanimously approved the real estate sales and purchase agreement for the properties located at 380 West Currahee Street and 488 West Currahee Street. According to Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse, Synovus Bank approached the city about selling it both of these […]

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Shirley Appointed to State Board

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Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley will serve on a state board after his appointment by Governor Nathan Deal. The governor has appointed Shirley to serve as a member of the Board of Commissioners of the Sheriff’s Retirement Fund of Georgia. Shirley said it is an honor to be named to this board. “There are actually six that serve on this […]

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Stephens Co. Commission To Meet Today

The Stephens County Commission is expected to consider a motion to extend a temporary signage moratorium along Highway 17 at its meeting today. County commissioners are scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. During the meeting, the county commission will consider a 90-day extension of the temporary […]

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Currahee Lane Road Announcement

Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that part of Currahee Lane will be shut down for a couple of hours later today. Ayers said that today, Nova Engineering will shut down one lane of the road around the address number of 499 Currahee Lane for about two hours to perform geotechnical drilling for the Georgia Department of Transportation. She went […]

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NGTC Foundation Receives Donation From Church

A north Georgia church makes a large donation to the North Georgia Technical College Foundation. Sharp Memorial United Methodist Church in Young Harris recently donated $5,202.37 from its annual rummage sale to the North Georgia Tech Foundation. According to Foundation Director Cynthia Brown, the funds will be used to provide scholarships for tuition, books and fees for North Georgia Technical […]

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