No bus for Senior Center

During the recent County Commission meeting, the commission killed the motion to purchase a bus for the Senior Center. The proposed expenditure would have costed $123,887 with an additional amount of $4,565 for a seven-year warranty plan. Funding had been set aside with the funds gained from the recent sale of the Good Will building; however, the commission decided against […]

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Employers in the Know 2017

Employers from Stephens and surrounding counties now have a better understanding of some of the new programs and initiatives at the Georgia Department of Labor. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler was in Toccoa Wednesday for the 2017 Employers in the Know conference which took place on the Currahee Campus of North Georgia Technical College. Yesterday’s event is one of a […]

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Hospital Authority to meet Sept. 28

The Stephens County Hospital Authority will have a called meeting this evening at 6:00 p.m. to discuss and approve the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget. The meeting will be held in the Ferman Gregory Board Room. After several discussions, held in executive sessions, the authority plans to approve the budget in open session. Other topics on the agenda to be discussed, […]

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City commissioners hesitant to sell more water

Water exports discussed during the Toccoa City Commission meeting Monday night prompted concern for future growth in Toccoa. Three water customers have submitted individual request to increase the amount of water purchased from the city of Toccoa, upon the expiration of their current agreements. In the three entities’ proposals the requested rates were lower. The city of Demorest, requested to […]

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National voter registration month is here

September is National Voter Registration Month and Tuesday was National Voter Registration Day. So now is a good time to make sure you are registered to vote if you live in a community where local elections will be held in November. While neither Toccoa or Martin have contested municipal elections, other are communities in Franklin and surrounding counties will and […]

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NextSite360 to conduct study in Toccoa

Toccoa city commission agrees to move forward with marketing study, during the regular scheduled meeting Sept. 25. A motion was made by Commissioner Gail Fry and seconded by Commissioner Terry Carter, the motion passed unanimously 4-0 for the consulting group NextSite360 to conduct a marketing study. Chamber of Commerce President Julie Paysen came before the commission to present information regarding […]

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Northeast Georgia to receive food stamp replacements

Food stamp recipients in several Northeast Georgia counties will be receiving replacement benefits for September because of Hurricane Irma. The replacement monies are for recipients who lost food because of power outages caused by Irma. While Stephens and Franklin counties are not on the list, those living in Habersham, Banks, Jackson, Elbert, White, Lumpkin, and Hall counties are eligible. The […]

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