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Toccoa Looking At Street Re-surfacing

May 29, 2014

The city of Toccoa is getting together a list of more streets to try and re-surface this year. City commissioners and staff discussed street resurfacing at a work session back on May 20. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that Toccoa has about $1.1 million left in SPLOST V money designated for road work...

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Stephens Co. Postpones Decision on Buying Emergency Communications Equipment

May 28, 2014

Stephens County tables the purchase of emergency communications equipment pending the outcome of an investigation into a local businessman that is involved in the issue. On Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners unanimously voted to table the purchase of a recorder, phone system, radio console, and infrastructure upgrade for emergency communications in the county’s E-911 department....

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Camp Toccoa at Currahee To Mark Upcoming D-Day Anniversary

May 28, 2014

The Camp Toccoa at Currahee project will mark the upcoming 70th anniversary of D-Day with an event this weekend. Saturday, the Camp Toccoa at Currahee project will hold its 3rd annual 10-k run. This year, a memorial walk is being added to the run. Camp Toccoa at Currahee Steering Committee Chair Cynthia Brown said...

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Wilbros Hearing Continued Until June

May 28, 2014

A spokesman for the Georgia Office of State Administrative Hearings says the hearing over Wilbros’ appeal of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division’s order calling on the Rose Lane facility to shut down will resume next month. According to Kevin Westray with the Office of State Administrative Hearings, the case has been continued until June...

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Storm Dumps Rain on Downtown Toccoa Tuesday Night

May 28, 2014

Things are calmer this morning in Stephens County after a storm moved through the Toccoa area Tuesday. The strong storm moved through Toccoa at about 6 p.m. Tuesday and dumped .66 inches of rain in downtown. Also, the strong storm brought winds. As a result, there were some brief power outages and at least...

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Stephens Co. Celebrates Memorial Day

May 27, 2014
Stephens Co. Celebrates Memorial Day

Stephens County marks Memorial Day. The county’s annual observance took place Monday on the historic Stephens County Courthouse lawn in downtown Toccoa. This year’s featured speaker was retired teacher Adele Lyles. She said that Memorial Day is not a day about war, but a day about people. “It is about those who died, most...

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Poke Sallit Festival Marks 25 Years

May 27, 2014
Poke Sallit Festival Marks 25 Years

A local community celebration celebrates an anniversary. The annual Poke Sallit Festival took place Saturday at Emory Johnson Park in Toccoa. This year marks the 25th year for the Poke Sallit Festival. Deborah and Larry Gholston organize the event each year. According to Larry Gholston, he read about a “Poke Sallit” festival in Alabama...

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

May 27, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners are scheduled to hold a regularly scheduled monthly meeting later today. County commissioners will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Commissioners will begin their meeting with a work session to discuss items on today’s agenda. The business meeting, where...

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April Unemployment Figures Released

May 27, 2014

Stephens County’s unemployment rate drops in the month of April. Georgia Labor Department figures released last week place the county’s preliminary unemployment rate for last month at an even 6 percent. That is three-tenths of a percentage point lower than the revised March rate of 6.3 percent and 1.6 percentage points lower than the...

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State Officials Report 17 Holiday Weekend Traffic Fatalities

May 27, 2014

The Georgia Department of Public Safety is reporting that 17 people died on Georgia highways in traffic accidents this Memorial Day weekend. That holiday weekend went from 6 p.m. Friday to midnight Monday. One of those fatal wrecks took place in the Georgia State Patrol Toccoa post’s coverage area. Accessnorthga.com reported that fatal wreck...

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