Stephens Co. Commission Set To Meet Today

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Stephens County Commissioners will meet for a regularly scheduled meeting and work session this morning. The county commission is set to meet at 8:30 a.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. First, commissioners will hold a public hearing for planning and zoning reasons. Then, county commissioners will move into the work session […]

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Toccoa Approves Budget Amendments, Receives Financial Report

The city of Toccoa handles some financial housekeeping. On Monday, the Toccoa City Commission unanimously approved a number of Fiscal Year 2016 budget amendments. According to Toccoa Finance Director Cathy Loudermilk, the amendments are necessary to adjust each department to bring it in line for the audit. Loudermilk said auditors are scheduled to arrive to begin work on the city’s […]

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Toccoa Commission To Meet Today

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Toccoa City Commissioners are meeting today for a regularly scheduled meeting and work session. The city commission will begin its regular meeting at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. There are only two items on the agenda for this week’s city commission meeting. First, city commissioners are scheduled to consider approving Fiscal Year 2016 budget amendments. Then, the city commission […]

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State Clears Northern Circuit DA of Allegations

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia After a three month investigation by the State Attorney General’s office, the case against Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White has been dismissed. On August 31st, the State Attorney General’s office released its findings into allegations White illegally used the endorsement of the Hartwell Police Chief Anthony Davis and his officers in re-election […]

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Police Urging Residents to Lock Vehicles

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The Toccoa Police Department is investigating a series of vehicle break-ins and entering auto cases. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, his department is seeing an increase in the number of these cases in recent weeks. “We are having an unusual amount of vehicles that are being picked through and gone through at night, while people are asleep,” said […]

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Archery Deer Season Starting

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Archery deer season gets underway on Saturday in Georgia. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division says that starting Saturday, hunters can use archery equipment throughout the entire 2016-2017 deer season, which runs through January 8, 2017. State Wildlife Resources Division Deer Biologist Charlie Killmaster said one of the new things hunters need to keep in mind this […]

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Movie Premieres in Toccoa to Full House

“Heritage Falls” makes its debut in Toccoa. A packed house filled the Ritz Theatre at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa Thursday for the premiere of the movie that was filmed in Toccoa and Stephens County earlier this year. One of the producers of the film from INSP Films was on hand to introduce the movie, which lasted just under […]

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