Commissioners Give Go Ahead to Grade Land For Firing Range

A firing range for the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is moving forward, despite the continuing concerns of some neighborhood residents. Stephens County Commissioners voted 3 to 1 on Tuesday to move forward with grading and clearing for the Sheriff’s Office firing range, while also having Stephens County Extension Agent Forrest Connelly work with the Sheriff’s Office to ensure there are […]

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NTSB Releases Preliminary Report On Fatal Plane Crash

A preliminary report on this month’s fatal plane crash on Lake Hartwell said the plane collided with terrain following an in-flight breakup. The National Transportation Safety Board released the preliminary accident report within the last few days. In the report, the NTSB said one witness saw the airplane descending vertically, in a spiral motion, until it disappeared behind a tree […]

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Accused Shoplifter Also Charged with Drugs

An alleged case of shoplifting leads to a drug arrest in Toccoa. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, it started when Officer Steve Nicely tried to arrest 33-year-old Dianne Brook Wade Whisnant of Carnesville for shoplifting less than $15 worth of items from a Big A Road store last Wednesday afternoon. “In the process of making the arrest, she […]

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Disturbance Call Leads to Drug Arrest

Toccoa Police make a drug arrest after responding to a disturbance call over the weekend. Chief Tim Jarrell said an officer responded to a reported disturbance on Hillcrest Drive last Friday at about 11 p.m. “While investigating, the disturbance, they were able to recover a small amount of marijuana and during the course of the investigation, the officer had reason […]

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Toccoa City Commission Holds Regular Meeting

The city of Toccoa will once again be a Georgia Municipal Association City of Ethics. At its meeting on Monday, the Toccoa City Commission voted unanimously to re-certify as a Georgia Municipal Association City of Ethics. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said cities who have this designation are required to recertify every four years. Morse said the GMA started the […]

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Proposed SCSO Firing Range On Today’s Stephens Co. Commission Agenda

The Stephens County Commission is expected to consider a decision on whether or not to allow a proposed firing range for the Sheriff’s Office to move forward at their meeting this morning. County commissioners are meeting at 8:30 a.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. On the agenda for today’s meeting, county […]

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Early Voting Underway Today

Early voting starts today for the city of Toccoa’s referendum on whether to allow Sunday sales of alcohol by the drink for on-site consumption. Registered voters residing within the city limits of Toccoa can cast their ballots in the Registrar and Probate Court’s Office on the lower floor of the Stephens County Government Building in downown Toccoa. Voters can vote […]

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Ashley Jordan Adams a “Face of Manufacturing”

A local woman is honored for her role in manufacturing. Georgia Tech and the Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership recently recognized Ashley Jordan Adams for being named the August 2015 Face of Manufacturing. The Faces of Manufacturing Program honors people throughout the state who work within or are affected by manufacturing companies. The goal is to showcase manufacturing’s impact to Georgia […]

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Toccoa Commission To Meet Today

Toccoa City Commissioners will meet later today for a regularly scheduled meeting. That meeting is set to start at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. City Commissioners have three items on the meeting agenda for today. First, commissioners are expected to consider a motion for recertification as a Georgia Municipal Association City of Ethics. Second, the city commission will consider […]

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