Toccoa Tables Decision on GEFA Debt Re-financing

Toccoa City Commissioners put off a decision on re-financing the city’s water/wastewater fund debt with the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority to obtain more information. Monday, city commissioners tabled a proposal to re-finance the debt pending getting more information from the firm involved. Last Monday, city commissioners heard from the firm Robert W. Baird and Company of Atlanta about the possibility […]

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City Commission Approves Expenditure To Firm Representing City, Others in Wilbros Suit

Toccoa City Commissioners agree to pay a bill in connection to the civil suit against Wilbros. Commissioners unanimously approved a motion following an executive session at the start of Monday’s meeting. The amount approved to be paid to Stack and Associates was $12,687.64. Stack and Associates is the firm representing the city and others in the civil suit against Wilbros […]

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Accident Last Week Still Under Investigation By GSP

The Georgia State Patrol is continuing to investigate an accident last week on Highway 17 in Stephens County. The accident occurred just after 6 p.m. Thursday around the intersection of Highway 17 and Clary Connector/North Avenue. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, the accident involved two vehicles. Unconfirmed reports indicated that a woman from Marietta, a […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Meets Today

Stephens County Commissioners will meet this morning for a regularly scheduled meeting. The county commission will hold its first monthly meeting for February today at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Last month, county commissioners voted to change their meeting times for 2013. Starting this month, Stephens County Commissioners will meet on the […]

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Lavonia Police Dept. Receives Grant

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Lavonia Police Department is receiving a $10,000 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle said he was informed of the award last week. “We received that grant because of all of our participation in the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety initiatives,” Carlisle said. According to Carlisle, this […]

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Ga. DOT Announces Road Work for This Week

The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced roadwork this week on a state route in Stephens County. According to the state’s DOT, a crew is scheduled to repair and restore ditches this week on State Route 145. Work is also planned in Habersham County. DOT officials said a crew there will clean and restore ditches on State Route 17, while […]

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Police Blotter

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a number of recently reported burglaries. According to a report on file, a deputy responded to a private drive near Whispering Pines Road on January 31 in reference to a burglary report. The victim said in the report that someone broke into the home and stole numerous items from the residence. The report […]

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Stephens Co. School System Finance Director Resigns

The Stephens County School System is searching for a new finance director. According to Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten, the Board of Education has accepted the resignation of Finance Director Annah Dodge, effective immediately. Whiten said the Board of Education unanimously accepted the resignation at a called meeting that was held Thursday morning. Due to what appears to be […]

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