GSP says pedestrian “darted onto road” before being struck by vehicle Wednesday in Toccoa

The Georgia State Patrol has released information regarding a pedestrian hit by a vehicle in Toccoa. According to officials with GSP, 24-year-old Toccoa resident Raquon Lewis was struck by a Chevrolet Tahoe after abruptly darting onto Big A Road, Wednesday afternoon. The Tahoe, driven by Destiny House, 20, of Gainesville, was traveling northbound when Lewis ran in front of her […]

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TCC approves Arbor Day Proclamation

The Toccoa City Commission approved a proclamation for Arbor Day during its meeting on Monday. The Proclamation proclaims February 26, 2021 as Toccoa Arbor Day. Toccoa Mayor Evan Hellenga read the proclamation. “Whereas, in February 2006 Toccoa was designated for the first time in its history as a new Tree City USA at the Georgia’s Arbor Day Ceremony by the […]

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Ivey named sole finalist to replace Martin at Stephens County Development Authority

Brittany Ivey has been named the sole finalist for the president and chief executive officer position with the Stephens County Development Authority. The announcement was made earlier this week by Authority Chair Brian Akin. He says Ivey is no stranger to the authority, as she served as assistant director from June 2016 to March 2017 and assistant to the executive […]

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SCBC decides against moving forward with amending the Buildings and Buildings Regulations Ordinance

The Stephens County Board of Commissioners have decided not to move forward with amending the Buildings and Building Regulations Ordinance. The decision came during its meeting on Tuesday. As WNEG News recently reported, the Commission was considering the amendment to Article III, Section 18.71 (a)(2), which currently reads: a building permit is not required for less than 150 square feet; […]

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Dawsonville man arrested by Toccoa Police

The Toccoa Police recently arrested a Dawsonville man after he gave officers a fake name during a traffic stop. According to Toccoa Police Chief Jimmy Mize, on February 17, the Toccoa Police Department Traffic Unit’s Tag Reader got a hit on an expired tag in the area of Tugalo and Prather Bridge Road. As the Police Department Unit activated his […]

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Latest DPH Report-No Additional Deaths-26 More Cases

The Georgia Department of Public Health is still reporting 70 COVID-related deaths in Stephens County with 2,838 residents testing positive for the virus, since the beginning of the global pandemic. The latest report was released Tuesday afternoon and had no additional deaths and 26 total positive cases in the six county area of: Stephens, Habersham, Hart, Franklin, Rabun, and Banks. […]

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SCBC will meet today for regular scheduled meeting

The Stephens County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing for the first reading of an amendment to the Buildings and Building Regulations Ordinance today during its regular scheduled meeting. The Commission will meet today at 5:30 p.m. by teleconference. Anyone wishing to attend today’s meeting can dial-in at 425-436-6345. After dialing in you’ll be prompted to input the […]

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TCC considering ordinance to designate downtown as Entertainment District

The Toccoa City Commission is considering an Ordinance that would allow the consumption of alcoholic beverages on city sidewalks in the downtown area. During its meeting on Monday, City Attorney John Dickerson opened the public hearing for the first reading of the proposed ordinance. The Downtown Development Authority is recommending the City Commission approve an Entertainment District Ordinance. The entertainment […]

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