Work Resumes On Downtown Building

A local building owner has resumed work on his building. The Toccoa Planning Office said that it has granted a building permit for work on the inside of the former Green’s Department Store at 26 Doyle Street. In addition, painting has taken place on the front of the building. That building, owned by Robert Crumley, had received a cease and […]

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Concert to Benefit Humane Shelter

A concert coming up next month will help raise money for the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter. The animal shelter is presenting an Elvis Tribute Artist Concert on September 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Stephens County High School’s Tugaloo Center for the Performing Arts in Toccoa. This concert will star Cody Ray Slaughter with the David Fontana Band. Peggy Chambers with […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Approve Bids for Road Work

Stephens County is ready to move forward with miles of street re-surfacing. On Tuesday, the Stephens County Commission unanimously voted to award two bids for street re-surfacing to C.W. Matthews, Inc. One bid is for $1,575,608.61 and includes just over 20 miles in roads, while the other bid is for $172,257.20 for the re-surfacing of Memorial Drive between the Toccoa […]

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Stephens Co. Approves Bids for Fire Station Buildings

Stephens County is also putting everything in place to move forward with construction on three new volunteer fire department stations in the county. Tuesday, county commissioners unanimously approved motions to award the plumbing contract and the construction of the fire station buildings and concrete flooring. Haygood Plumbing and Associate, Inc. received the plumbing contract at a cost of $6,100 per […]

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County Waives Building Permit Fees; Grants E911 Address Variance

Stephens County Commissioners will waive building permit fees for a local company expanding its facilities. Tuesday, the county commission unanimously voted to waive around $39,000 in building permit fees for ASI related to its expansion in the Meadowbrook Industrial Park. County officials note that as part of that expansion, ASI donated its current Highway 123 plant that it will be […]

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Second Cruz Thomas Memorial Ride Planned

By WLHR Radio, Lavonia Plans are coming together for the Second Annual Cruz Thomas Memorial Ride in remembrance of the late Cruz Thomas, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy and son of Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas killed in a crash on Interstate 85 back in May 2014. Bettie Grizzell is organizing this event and she says all of the funds […]

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Toccoa Approves Joint Agreement with Stephens Co.

The Toccoa City Commission signs off on an intergovernmental agreement with Stephens County Commissioners to cover a number of issues. City commissioners unanimously approved the agreement at their meeting on Monday. Under the agreement, Stephens County will be responsible for paving Memorial Drive between Big A Road and the Toccoa By-pass. Once that section of Memorial Drive is paved, the […]

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City Approves Easement, Additional Shelter Funding

Meanwhile, the city of Toccoa obtains access to some additional downtown property. On Monday, the Toccoa City Commission unanimously approved a parking easement for Railroad Street. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse says that the city was approached by Norfolk Southern Railroad about this issue. “The city has the opportunity to lease property from Norfolk Southern that had previously been leased […]

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Leaders and Legacies Banquet Next Month

This year’s Leadership Toccoa-Stephens County class project will honor some area residents and help support the youth of the community at the same time. The 2015 class for Leadership Toccoa-Stephens County is hosting the first Stephens County Leaders and Legacies Banquet on Thursday, September 24 at 7 p.m. in the Rotunda at the Georgia Baptist Convention Center in Toccoa. Weslie […]

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