Toccoa Commission Discuss Shelter Budget

May 16, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners said they will not give the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter more than the $150,000 they have budgeted for the shelter and animal control in Fiscal Year 2015. The city commission discussed the issue during a work session on Tuesday. Toccoa Mayor Gail Fry said that money is limited and the shelter...

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Tornado Touches Down Wed. in Banks County

May 16, 2014

The National Weather Service said a tornado touched down in Banks County during storms that moved through the region overnight Wednesday. According to the Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center, it was an EF-1 tornado that touched down about one mile northeast of Homer. The National Weather Service said the tornado produced a two-mile path...

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Toccoa Insurance Celebrates New Location

May 16, 2014
Toccoa Insurance Celebrates New Location

A local insurance broker celebrates a new location. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday for Toccoa Insurance, which is celebrating its new location on Rosedale Street. Toccoa Insurance is owned by Southern States Insurance. Southern States Insurance Owner Jim Schubert said they are very pleased with their new...

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Hart Sinkhole Repair Is a Huge Project, Says DOT

May 16, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Georgia Department of Transportation is taking construction bids to repair the sinkhole on State Route 51/Reed Creek Highway in Hart County. DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope said an overview of a repair plan has been developed. But she said the problem is the enormity of the repairs involved....

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Toccoa Looking At Camp Fire Georgia To Operate New Doyle St. Pool

May 15, 2014

Toccoa is negotiating with Camp Fire Georgia to have that group operate the new Doyle Street Pool once it re-opens. City Commissioners met with Camp Fire CEO Elaine Brinkley to discuss setting up a pool management agreement during a work session on Tuesday. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that the previous pool management...

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Stephens Co. Approves New EMS Agreement

May 15, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners sign off on a new agreement with Stephens County Hospital regarding the county’s Emergency Medical Services department. Tuesday, county commissioners unanimously approved a new five-year EMS agreement with the Stephens County Hospital Authority beginning July 1, 2014 and ending June 30, 2019. Under the agreement, the county pays the hospital to...

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