City Commission Holds Second FY 18 Budget Hearing

The Toccoa City Commission had their second hearing on the FY 18 budget at their meeting Monday. In February, the department heads started preparing the budget and submitted it to the finance director and City Manager Billy Morse. The finance director and Morse reviewed those budgets in March and prepared an FY 18 proposed budget for the commission to review. […]

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Police Chief Reports Recent Arrests

In police news, Police Chief Tim Jarrell reports several arrests over the last few weeks. Most recently, on May 21, officers responded to the area of Lovers Lane and East Tugalo Street in reference to shots fired. Officers responded to the call and upon arrival, made contact with four individuals who reported that a white Chrysler being driven by Cody […]

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Congressman Collins Petitions USDA for Faster Poultry Line Speeds

Congressman Doug Collins sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Monday urging him to consider implementing policies that would make U.S. poultry processing facilities more competitive in the global marketplace. Currently, poultry producers in South America, Asia, Canada and Europe are operating at line speeds that outpace the maximum speeds allowed in American facilities. According to Collins, this […]

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City Commission Approves Rules and Regulations for Cemetery

The Toccoa City Commission approved the adoption of rules and regulations for the Toccoa City Cemetery last night during their meeting. The commission appointed a Cemetery Committee to put together these rules and regulations and were presented with the committee’s suggestions at their last work session. Vice Mayor David Austin complimented the committee on the set of guidelines that they […]

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Lt. Governor Cagle Working to Prioritize Rural Broadband

Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle is working to prioritize broadband in rural communities. According to Cagle, access to high-speed broadband is critical and he says that no Georgian in any area of the state can afford to miss the opportunities that technology provides. Cagle believes that rural broadband is an economic, education and quality of life issue. Cagle says that he […]

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GDOL to host Recruitment for Flexicrew in Habersham

The Georgia Department of Labor’s Habersham Career Center will host a recruitment for Flexicrew on Friday, May 26th from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Flexicrew is a staffing and employment agency that’s looking to hire 35 full-time employees to work in Baldwin. The company is recruiting 25 assemblers and 10 glass room workers. All applicants must be 18-years- of age […]

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Royston Unveils Ty Cobb Statue

Hundreds came out Sunday to witness Royston’s unveiling of the Ty Cobb Statue. While the rains forced the ceremony to move inside of the Royston Library, Mayor David Jordan told the crowd that just like Cobb, they would play ball. “This is a wonderful day,” said Jordan. “And I think it’s serendipitous that we’re inside this building instead of outside. […]

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Stephens Co. Commission to Meet Tonight

The Stephens County Commission will hold a work session and regular meeting tonight at 5:30. On the agenda includes a presentation of the fiscal year 18 budget, consideration to approve a fiscal year 2017 budget amendment for the sheriff’s office, senior center and 911 communications and a consideration to sign Motorola contract in order to get both contracts on the […]

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