Busy Weekend of Holiday Activities Planned in Toccoa

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The Christmas holiday season officially arrives in downtown Toccoa this weekend with a full slate of activities. Tonight, Main Street Toccoa will sponsor the seventh annual Christmas Fest in downtown Toccoa. Christmas Fest will run from 5 to 8 p.m. in the downtown area with a host of activities. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said this year’s Christmas […]

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Christmas Activities Underway in Lavonia

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Toccoa is not the only community getting into the holiday spirit. Lavonia lit up its Christmas tree for the holidays at an event on Monday. The annual tree lighting ceremony at the Gazebo on Main Street in Lavonia is the town’s traditional kick off to the holiday Christmas season. Those attending were treated to […]

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Ribbon Cutting Held for Gift Shop

The gift shop at the Currahee Military Museum wants people to know it is not just for visitors to the museum. Thursday, the Currahee Exchange Gift Shop, or the Military Museum Gift Shop, at the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa, had a Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony. Stephens County Historical Society Executive Director Brenda Carlan said […]

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Collins Speaks on Mental Health Reform Bill Moving Through Congress

A bill with language from 9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins is moving through the House of Representatives. This week, the House passed the 21st Century Cures Act. The bill models its mental health reform on Congressman Tim Murphy’s Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act and includes language from Congressman Doug Collins’ Comprehensive Justice and Mental Health Act. The […]

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SCMS Girls Hoops Sweep Franklin Co.

Another night brings two more wins for the Stephens County Middle School girls’ basketball teams. First on Thursday, the Stephens County 7th grade girls defeated Franklin County, 25-21. Kayla Smith led the scoring with 10 points and Manisha Colbert scored six points for the Lady Rebels. Moving to the 8th grade girls’ game, Stephens County beat Franklin County, 47-19. 11 […]

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Toccoa Discusses Tugalo Street Sidewalk Project

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Work is moving along on the Tugalo Street sidewalk after Toccoa City Commissioners help determine a path forward for one part of the project. Monday, Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse told city commissioners that the sidewalk project is in its final leg. However, Morse said the final leg between Boulevard and Rosedale has challenges. He said the main problem is […]

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Lions Club Proposes Walking Trail

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The Toccoa Lions Club is looking to develop a walking trail in Stephens County. Lions Club Member Michelle Jamieson spoke to Stephens County Commissioners about the proposed project at their meeting last week. Jamieson said that in honor of the 100th anniversary for the International Lions Club, all local clubs are being asked to work on a project to help […]

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One Arrested in Stephens Co. Theft

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A Franklin County man is in custody facing charges after an alleged theft in Stephens County. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said the arrest came after conducting a month long investigation into a case of felony theft by taking. Shirley said that on October 16, Stephens County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a residence on Currahee Circle in reference to […]

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Paul Anderson Tree Lighting Today

The Christmas season officially arrives at the Paul Anderson Park in Toccoa. Tonight is the annual tree lighting at the Paul Anderson Park, which is located at the intersection of Tugalo Street and Big A Road in Toccoa. Events get started at 10:30 a.m. and continue throughout the day. There is entertainment, a raffle with numerous prizes, and the Varsity […]

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