Vehicle Theft Ongoing Problem in Toccoa

Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell reports that thefts from unlocked vehicles is an ongoing issue in the area. Just since June 8, there have been four incidences of people’s vehicles being entered. Earlier this month, the Toccoa Police Department made four arrests for individuals who were stealing from unlocked vehicles. Those individuals are still in jail, however, the issue has […]

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Collins Introduces Gigabit Opportunity Act

U.S. Congressman Doug Collins has introduced the Gigabit Opportunity Act to promote broadband development in rural areas such as Northeast Georgia. For the past several years, Collins has been spearheading an effort on Capitol Hill to make broadband more accessible to businesses in rural regions. In a prepared statement issued late Monday, Collins cited Northeast Georgia as an example of […]

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Rural Development Council Meeting in Toccoa this week

The House Rural Development Council is holding its next meeting tomorrow and Friday at North Georgia Technical College’s Currahee Campus in Toccoa. The council was created by House Resolution 389 during the 2017 legislative session and will work with rural communities to find ways to encourage economic growth. They are touring the state through the summer and fall and have […]

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Search Continues for Two Escapees from State Prison

Authorities now believe the two prisoners who escaped from Baldwin State Prison are still somewhere in middle Georgia. They are identified as 43-year old Donnie Russell Rowe of Bibb County, and 24-year old Ricky Dubose of Comer in Madison County. Putnam County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Teresa Slade said at about 7:30a this morning, the men were in a prison transport […]

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Tips on Preventing Heat Stroke this Summer

With temperatures expected to be near 90 today, many of us will be outside enjoying the summer sunshine, but too much sun and hot weather can be dangerous. That means there’s the potential for people who are out in the sun to suffer from heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Dr. David Yates is the Chief Medical Officer for St. Mary’s […]

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Stephens Co. Commission to Meet Today

The Stephens County Commission is meeting this morning at 8:30 a.m. at the Stephens County Historical Court house. On the agenda includes a public hearing on the FY 18 budget, a work session and regular meeting to follow. During the regular meeting, the commission will be considering several motions regarding a number of different things including insurance renewals for county […]

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