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Toccoa Continues Work on FY 15 Budget

April 22, 2014

The city of Toccoa continues to move closer to having a proposed budget ready to present to the public. Last Wednesday, city commissioners and staff gathered for an all-day budget work session at Toccoa City Hall. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that throughout the day, city commissioners met with each department head to...

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City Commission Changing May, June Meeting Dates

April 22, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners make changes to their schedule over the next couple of months. The Toccoa City Commission has adjusted its meeting schedule for the months of May and June. In May, the commission will hold its two scheduled meetings on Tuesday, May 13 and Tuesday, May 20. Meanwhile in June, the commission will...

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Cut Fiber Caused Windstream Outage

April 22, 2014

A spokesman for Windstream said a widespread broadband outage in the Stephens County area Monday was the result of a cut fiber. The spokesman said the cut fiber happened in the Martin area Monday morning. According to Windstream, the outage lasted from about 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., when services were restored.

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Wilkinson, Gasaway Recap Legislative Session

April 21, 2014
Wilkinson, Gasaway Recap Legislative Session

Local state legislators look back at the year that was in the Georgia General Assembly. 50th District State Senator John Wilkinson and 28th District State Representative Dan Gasaway looked back at the recently completed state legislative session during a Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce event Thursday at the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa....

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Voter Registration Deadline Today

April 21, 2014

Today is the deadline to register to vote in order to vote in next month’s primary election. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said that those who are not registered to vote yet must do so by the end of the day today in order to be able to vote in the upcoming primary election....

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Mobile Traning Unit Coming to Toccoa Today

April 21, 2014

People in the Toccoa area looking for career help will have access to a mobile resource today. The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission Workforce Development Mobile Training Unit will be at the Toccoa-Stephens County Library on Savannah Street in Toccoa today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mobile Training Unit Instructor Micah Thomas said that...

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DOT Working on NE Ga. Interstates This Week

April 21, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation continues to work this week on northeast Georgia interstates. The DOT said crews will work night and day this coming week on both Interstate 985 in Hall County and Interstate 85 in Franklin and Jackson counties, weather permitting. On Interstate 85, a crew in Franklin County will seal cracks...

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Stephens Co. School Board Candidates Debate Wilbros, Budget at Forum

April 18, 2014

The candidates for the Stephens County Board of Education cover a number of topics during a forum Thursday. Candidates in the three contested races for the Stephens County Board of Education appeared at the forum at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. Among the topics the candidates talked about was the school board’s participation...

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Gasaway, Hall Face Off in State House Forum

April 18, 2014

The candidates for the 28th District State House seat square off. Republican incumbent Representative Dan Gasaway and challenger Dr. Stacy Hall both spoke at a political forum Thursday at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa sponsored by the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce. Jobs and economic development topped the agenda for both candidates. Gasaway...

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Collins, Fontaine Square Off at Forum

April 18, 2014

Republican candidates for the 9th District U.S. House race in northeast Georgia say jobs would be their main focus if elected. Incumbent Doug Collins and challenger Retired Gen. Bernard Fontaine both appeared at Thursday’s political forum at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. Both of the candidates were asked what is the biggest issue...

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