DOT Approves SR17 Resurfacing in Franklin, Hart Counties

Part of State Route 17 in Franklin and Hart counties will get a new surface after the work was approved by the Georgia Department of Transportation recently. The Georgia Department of Transportation has awarded 31 contracts for statewide construction projects totaling over $146.6 million. These projects were advertised for bids in March and awarded on April 1. Among the projects […]

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Ga. Marks Work Zone Awareness Week

The Georgia Department of Transportation is marking National Work Zone Awareness week this week. As part of that, Georgia Department of Transportation officials, along with key state and federal safety partners, paid tribute on Tuesday to the 58 Georgia DOT employees who died in work zone incidents since record-keeping began in 1973. Their primary message Tuesday focused on the rules […]

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Toccoa Re-ups with Audit Firm

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  The city of Toccoa will remain with the same auditing firm for the next three years. On Monday, city commissioners unanimously approved a contract with the auditing firm of Mauldin and Jenkins of Atlanta that will cover the next three years. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said this comes after the city commission chose to put the city’s audit […]

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“A Taste of Toccoa” Coming Up April 28

Preparations are underway for the annual “A Taste of Toccoa” event in downtown Toccoa. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said that the 26th annual “Taste” will take place later this month. She said it is one of the city’s signature events each year and they are excited for it to come around again. “It will be on Thursday, […]

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Stephens Co. Commission To Meet Today

Stephens County Commissioners will consider adopting proposed changes to the county’s nuisance ordinance at their meeting this morning. The county commission will meet at 8:30 a.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Leading the agenda is a second public hearing on the proposed nuisance ordinance changes. According to Stephens County Attorney Brian […]

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Allstate Insurance to Hike Rates in Ga., Says Insurance Commissioner

Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said he is issuing a consumer alert to inform Allstate Property & Casualty Insurance Company policyholders that the insurer has filed an overall statewide automobile rate increase of 25 percent that will be implemented on May 22. Hudgens warned policyholders that the 25 percent figure is only an average rate change for the entire state, […]

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Clarkesville Police Investigating Drug Store Burglary

The Clarkesville Police Department is asking for the public’s help involving a recent burglary that occurred at a store in the Habersham County town. Clarkesville Police said that on Sunday at approximately 10:20 p.m., officers dispatched to an alarm at Clarkesville Drug on West Louise Street in Clarkesville. Officers said that upon arrival, they observed that the front glass entry […]

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Amnesty Day on Saturday

Toccoa and Stephens County are getting ready for a major clean-up this coming weekend. The city of Toccoa, Stephens County, and Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful are teaming up this Saturday for an Amnesty Day and Community Clean-up Day. This Saturday marks the third Amnesty Day that the county has had. Stephens County Commissioner Stanley London said on Saturday, Stephens County […]

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Tax Deadline Is Just Days Away

Time is running out to file those federal income taxes. Federal taxes this year are due on Monday, April 18 because of the Emancipation Day holiday falling on Friday, April 15 in Washington, D.C. Internal Revenue Service Spokesman Mark Green said that with only days left to file, now is the time to get started. “Gather your documents,” said Green. […]

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