Toccoa City Hall Closed for Memorial Day

Some information about what will be operating today due to the observance of Memorial Day:  Toccoa City Hall will be closed, but the Toccoa Police and Fire Departments will be on duty. Garbage Route and Recycle Route that are normally scheduled to be picked up on Monday, May 29th will instead be picked up on Tuesday, May 30th. Commercial garbage […]

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GBI Issues Public Safety Alert on Counterfeit Pills

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has issued a public safety alert regarding counterfeit pills. Since January 2015, the crime lab has received 454 exhibits of counterfeit pills. These pills contain drugs other than those that are indicated by the markings. This led to an internal study to determine the contents of counterfeit pills submitted to the lab by law enforcement […]

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Stephens Co. Sheriff’s Office Participating in “Click it or Ticket”

 The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with other law enforcement agencies across the state in operation “Click it or Ticket.” From May 22nd to June 4th, Deputies will be conducting safety checkpoints to ensure seatbelt usage. They will also be issuing citations to drivers and passengers who are caught not wearing their seatbelts. Sheriff Randy Shirley says that it’s […]

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WNEG Announces 2017 Senior of the Year

WNEG celebrates Elder Americans month on Thursday with the 2017 WNEG Senior Expo. Included with this year’s Expo was information booth’s from businesses and organizations, door prizes, and lunch for the participants provided by Bojangles of Toccoa. Each year WNEG accepts nominations for the WNEG Senior of the Year. The 2017 WNEG Senior of the Year is Ray Whiten. Whiten […]

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Public Defender’s Office Defends FY 18 Requested Budget

During a public hearing at the Stephens County Commission meeting on Tuesday, several employees from the Public Defender’s Office spoke on behalf of their FY 18 requested budget. According to the requested budget, their office is asking for $260,171 for the 2018 fiscal year. Public Defender Drew Powell was the first to address the commission, saying that he received a […]

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