Toccoa Annexes Two Properties

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Toccoa City Commissioners accept annexation requests for two properties to enter the city limits. Tuesday, city commissioners unanimously approved annexation requests for 102 Cherry Street and 21 Midget Drive. Both requests were recommended for approval by the Toccoa Planning Commission. At 21 Midget Drive, developers say they plan to open a micro distillery. As a result, city commissioners zoned the […]

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Royston Stolen Car Investigation Continues

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Royston Police Department continues its search for the suspects who stole two cars from Tri-County Chevrolet. A 1956 classic Chevy Bel-Air and a 2015 Dodge Challenger were stolen from Tri-County over the New Year’s weekend. Royston investigators, with the help of the Hart County Sheriff’s Office, located the cars late last week hidden […]

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Stephens Co. Adopts Changes to Nuisance Ordinance

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Stephens County approves changes to the county’s nuisance ordinance to help enforce policies already in place at the county’s convenience sites. On Tuesday, the county commission approved the changes to the nuisance ordinance unanimously following a second public hearing and reading. According to Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers, the changes to the nuisance ordinance have to do with putting more […]

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TCC, DDA Meet for Joint Work Session

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The city of Toccoa’s facade grant program is one of the main points of discussion at a work session between Toccoa City Commissioners and the city’s Downtown Development Authority. That work session took place Tuesday. Recently, the Toccoa DDA approved a series of changes to the city’s facade grant program policies. The facade grant program provides funding to assist Main […]

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SCSO Tracks Suspect In Snow to Make Arrest

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A Stephens County man is under arrest, charged in a weekend burglary. The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office says that it arrested 25-year-old Devon Holder of Abbey Lane in Toccoa and charged him with one count of First Degree Burglary. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that it stems from a reported burglary early on Saturday on North Abbey Lane Court. […]

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Toccoa, Stephens Co. Commissions To Meet Today

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Two local boards will meet later today. Toccoa City Commissioners and Stephens County Commissioners will both meet for regular meetings later today. The Toccoa City Commission is first as it will hold a work session with the city’s Downtown Development Authority at 2 p.m. today at Toccoa City Hall. Then, the city commission will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting […]

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Red Cross Issues Urgent Call For Blood Donations

The American Red Cross says that recent winter weather has caused an emergency need for blood and platelet donors. Officials with the Red Cross say that severe winter weather since January 1 has forced the cancellation of more than 300 blood drives across 20 states, resulting in more than 9,500 donations uncollected. Those officials say that is further depleting an […]

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