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Toccoa Commissioners Approve Bids to Build New Pool

April 15, 2014
Toccoa Commissioners Approve Bids to Build New Pool

A new Doyle Street Pool should be ready in Toccoa by later this summer. Monday, city commissioners unanimously approved bids for both the construction of the pool itself and the construction of the accompanying pool building. Sunbelt Pools of Atlanta will build the pool at a bid price of $460,000. “We had no bids...

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Stephens Co. BOE To Vote on New Superintendent Today

April 15, 2014

The Stephens County Board of Education is expected to vote to officially name former Gilmer County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey as the next Superintendent of Stephens County Schools at its meeting later today. The Stephens County Board of Education meets at 5:30 p.m. today at the Stephens County School System Administrative Offices on Mize...

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Toccoa Fire Dept. Responds to Monday House Fire

April 15, 2014

Nobody was hurt in a house fire in Toccoa Monday afternoon. Crews from the Toccoa Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Busha Street between 2:30 and 3 p.m. Monday. Toccoa Fire Chief Tommy Ayers said that the interior of the home suffered heavy damage as a result of the blaze. Ayers said...

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Income Tax Deadline Today

April 15, 2014

Today is the deadline to file those federal income taxes. They are due at midnight tonight. Internal Revenue Service Spokesman Mark Green said that at this point, the agency recommends anyone who has not filed yet do so electronically. “It is the best way to go,” said Green. “Of course, it would give you...

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New Funding for Franklin Co. Jail Expansion Considered

April 15, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Franklin County Commissioner said he has an alternative plan to fund the expansion of the Franklin County Detention Center. The current jail is designed to hold 76 inmates, but has a population today of almost twice that. Many of the more serious offenders are also being housed...

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Stephens Co. Mobile Home Taxes Due May 1

April 14, 2014
Stephens Co. Mobile Home Taxes Due May 1

The deadline to pay Stephens County mobile home taxes is fast approaching. Stephens County Tax Commissioner Dene Hicks says the deadline to pay mobile home taxes is May 1. Hicks said that for those who do not pay, there is an immediate financial penalty. “Unlike property tax, a 10 percent penalty is applied the...

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Tugaloo Bend Open To Public

April 14, 2014
Tugaloo Bend Open To Public

Stephens County celebrates the opening of a local heritage site to the public. Friday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting for the Tugaloo Bend Heritage Site. The site is operated by the Stephens County Foundation. Foundation Chair Joe Ferguson said the 87-acre site at Tugaloo Bend includes lots of things for...

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Toccoa Commission Meets Today

April 14, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners could approve a builder for the new Doyle Street Pool at their meeting later today. The city commission is set to meet at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. During the meeting, commissioners are expected to consider a motion to approve a company to build the new city pool and a...

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Three Dead in Hart/Franklin Co.

April 14, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Three people are dead after what investigators believe was the result of a domestic dispute. It happened Saturday night at Froh’s Restaurant on Rock Springs Road in Hart County. According to Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland he received a call late Saturday night regarding at shooting at the...

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Ga. DOT Announces Road Work

April 14, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation will be working on two northeast Georgia interstates this week. First, the DOT said a crew will be sealing cracks on Interstate 85 northbound in Franklin County this week. The work will require a lane closure. Weather permitting, crews will start at Exit 160 and work north. Crews are...

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