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Toccoa Opens Electric Vehicle Charging Station

February 10, 2015
Toccoa Opens Electric Vehicle Charging Station

Toccoa officially opens its first electric vehicle charging station. The ribbon cutting for the station took place Monday at the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa. Toccoa had the charger installed last month and it is now open for public use. It is located in the parking lot of the historic train depot in...

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Stephens County Commission Meeting Today

February 10, 2015

Stephens County Commissioners will hold a regularly scheduled work session and business meeting later this morning. County commissioners will meet at 8:30 a.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. At 8:30 a.m., the Stephens County Commission will have a work session to discuss items on the...

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Two Killed in Sunday Wreck

February 9, 2015

The Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol is investigating a fatal accident Sunday on the Toccoa By-pass. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says the accident happened at around noon on Sunday at the by-pass and Cawthon Road. Shirley says an older couple driving one of the vehicles was killed instantly as a result...

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Ga. Supreme Court Grants Sims New Trial

February 9, 2015

The state’s Supreme Court says a Toccoa man convicted of murder back in 2012 should receive a new trial. In a ruling issued last week, the Georgia Supreme Court unanimously affirmed the trial court’s decision to grant a new trial to Steve A. Sims, Jr. Sims, Jr. was convicted of felony murder and other...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Considering Wilkinson Center Addition

February 9, 2015

Stephens County Hospital is looking at possibly expanding its Wilkinson Center. The Hospital Authority’s Building and Grounds Committee met Thursday to talk about the idea. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said there is enough demand to at least look into what would be a fairly small addition. “This would be a small addition that would...

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County Makes Dept. Move In Money Saving Move

February 9, 2015

Stephens County government makes a change within its departments in an effort to save money. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that the county has moved Registrar Theresa Kelley into the Probate Judge’s office, where she will work part-time, along with working part-time in her current job as Elections Superintendent and Registrar. “Our Elections Superintendent,...

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Toccoa Commission To Meet Today

February 9, 2015

Toccoa City Commissioners are planning both a work session and a regular meeting for later today. First, city commissioners will meet for a work session with the city’s Downtown Development Authority at 2 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. During that work session, city commissioners will discuss 2015 goals for downtown Toccoa with the DDA....

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Officer-Involved Shooting in Banks Co.

February 9, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Georgia Bureau of Investigation continues to look into a shooting in Banks Crossing Friday involving two Banks County Sheriff’s Office deputies. According to Banks County Sheriff’s OFfice Spokesperson Sergeant Carissa McFaddin, two deputies approached a man wanted in several counties on drug charges at about 1:30 p.m....

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Main Street Unveils Latest Historic Plaque

February 9, 2015
Main Street Unveils Latest Historic Plaque

Main Street Toccoa unveils another historic plaque. City officials and others gathered at Details Salon 73 on Doyle Street in downtown Toccoa to unveil the latest historic plaque. The building has been home to many different types of businesses over the years. According to Main Street Toccoa, the building originally housed Georgia Power, which...

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Toccoa P.D. Releases 2014 Stats

February 6, 2015

The Toccoa Police Department releases its year end statistics for 2014. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said the report has some things for the department to be very proud of and some things that he wants the department to work on in the year ahead. “I am happy that our motor vehicle accidents have...

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