Toccoa, Stephens Co. Announce Monday Schedule

Local government offices are announcing their schedules for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Toccoa City Hall and Stephens County government offices will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. In the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recyclables scheduled to be picked up on Monday, January 20th will be picked up on Tuesday, January […]

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Events Scheduled This Weekend in Toccoa for MLK Day

More events are scheduled this weekend in StephensCounty in commemoration of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Saturday at 3 p.m., the Reach Out Time Chapel in Martin will host Senior Citizen Reflections. Then on Sunday at 5 p.m., Friendship Baptist Church in Martin will host the annual musical extravaganza. Meanwhile, the U.S. Forest Service will waive fees […]

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Police Blotter

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a recently alleged metal theft. A report on file with the Sheriff’s Office said that a deputy responded to a residence on the Toccoa By-pass on January 11 in reference to the reported theft. The complainant said he noticed some metal had been stolen from his property between the hours of 9 and […]

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Toccoa Man Indicted in 2012 Fatal Wreck

A man faces homicide by vehicle and other charges after an indictment this week by a Stephens County grand jury. This week, the grand jury indicted Joshua Lamar Hanley of Toccoa on two counts of homicide by vehicle in the first degree, DUI, reckless driving, failure to report an accident, and making a false statement in connection with the death […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Denies Request for Additional Payment

Stephens County Commissioners deny a request for additional payment from the engineering company that oversaw the closure of the county’s landfill. Tuesday, Harbin Engineering requested an additional $30,000 for construction observation and administration of the landfill closure. The company’s Steven Harbin said there are multiple reasons they are asking for the extra money, including more time that was required for […]

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Stephens Co. Solar Panel Project Moving Forward

A solar panel farm project in Stephens County appears to be moving full speed ahead. Tuesday, the Stephens County Development Authority board voted to approve and execute a lease agreement with a company called United Renewable Energy of Alpharetta for the company to construct a solar panel farm on land the Development Authority owns off of Wolf Pit and Turner […]

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Initial TNG Figures From Cold Snap Coming In

Toccoa Natural Gas is reporting some initial figures regarding gas usage related to last week’s cold snap. Officials say that, according to figures provided by the Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia, during the period of 10 a.m. January 6 to 10 a.m. January 7, 9,320 Mcf of natural gas went through the city’s pipeline. It was during that period that […]

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Hart Co. To Pursue Operation of Corps Parks

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Hart County Commissioners will pursue taking over two parks now run by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers but scheduled for closure. In November, the Corps announced it was closing Milltown Campground in HartCounty permanently and temporarily closing Longpoint Park. At its regular meeting Tuesday night, the Hart County Commission heard a presentation on […]

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Scarborough Serving as Stephens Co. Commission Chair

Stephens County Commissioners select their chair and vice-chair for 2014. The county commission held its first meeting of the year on Tuesday and unanimously voted to name Dean Scarborough as Chairman and Dennis Bell as Vice-Chairman. Scarborough said he is looking forward to again serving as Chairman of the County Commission. “I want to commend Chairman London for his work […]

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