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Toccoa-Stephens Co. Humane Shelter Director Receives Six Month Contract Extension

July 8, 2014

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Board votes to extend the contract of Shelter Director Jeff Roberts for another six months. Board members approved that by a unanimous vote at their meeting Monday. Roberts’ original one-year contract was set to expire on August 1. Shelter Board Chair Stanley London said the six-month extension gives the...

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Animal Shelter Followed Policy in Adopting Out Dogs Turned in by Man’s Friends, Says Board Chair

July 8, 2014

A man whose friends took his dogs to the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter while he was out of town will not get them back after they have been adopted to new homes. The shelter board announced that decision had been made on Monday. Last month, Thomas Powell spoke before Stephens County Commissioners and the...

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Main Street Toccoa Receives National Accreditation

July 8, 2014

Main Street Toccoa again receives national accreditation. Last month, Main Street Toccoa was designated as an accredited National Main Street Program for the 15th year. Main Street Toccoa Director Connie Tabor said it is an honor to receive the recognition again this year. “We are excited to receive the accreditation for the 15th year...

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Stephens Co. Commissioners Meeting This Morning

July 8, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners are scheduled to meet this morning for a regularly scheduled meeting. Today’s meeting is set to start at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. During the meeting, Stephens County Commissioners are expected to discuss possible building permit fees. Also, county commissioners are...

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NGTC Currahee Campus Librarian Retires

July 8, 2014
NGTC Currahee Campus Librarian Retires

North Georgia Technical College has said ‘farewell’ to long time Currahee Campus librarian Dawn Adams. Adams retired on June 30 after serving the community for nearly 40 years. She worked at Toccoa Falls College for 12 years before joining North Georgia Technical College in 1986. Adams started with the library at the Clarkesville campus,...

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Ga. DNR Reports Final July 4th Weekend Numbers

July 8, 2014

The final numbers for the July 4th holiday weekend from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources show a drop in BUI reports from the last time the 4th was adjacent to a weekend. From Friday to Sunday, the DNR said it had 36 reports of Boating Under the Influence. That is less than 44...

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One Intersection of Moore Circle Along Hwy. 17 Closing Today

July 7, 2014

A Stephens County intersection along the Highway 17 construction zone will close starting today as part of that Highway 17 widening project. Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope said the Oggs Branch end of Moore Circle will close at its intersection with Highway 17 today. “State Route 17, the new road, is going...

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GSP, DNR Reporting Weekend Activity

July 7, 2014

The Georgia State Patrol reports to this point that 11 people have died on Georgia highways over the July Fourth holiday period. The holiday period started at 6 p.m. Thursday and ended at midnight Sunday. None of the traffic fatalities are reported to have occurred in northeast Georgia. Meanwhile, the Georgia Department of Natural...

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G-DOT Announces Weekly Maintenance Schedule in Stephens, Surrounding Counties

July 7, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation will do more routine maintenance along some state routes in Stephens and surrounding counties this week. In Stephens County, a crew is scheduled to spray overgrown vegetation in the rights of way alongside State Route 365. The shoulder will be closed as that work occurs. Moving to Franklin County,...

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Toccoa Re-Evaluates Code Enforcement Procedures

July 7, 2014

The city of Toccoa is making changes in its code enforcement procedures. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said the changes are in line with the city commission’s goals of community beautification and property maintenance. “We have been working with the commission to address that,” said Morse. “We are getting very aggressive in our property...

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