Airport Authority Looking at Policies and Procedures

The Toccoa-Stephens County Airport Authority is continuing to look at a formal set of policies and procedures. Authority members met Monday at the airport for a called meeting and proposed policies and procedures were on the agenda for discussion. Toccoa-Stephens County Airport Authority Chair Dennis Bell said that the policies and procedures they are looking at would cover all aspects […]

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Rotary Club Honors Lifeguard

The mother of a child who nearly drowned last week at the Doyle Street Pool last week says her child is doing very well. She says the child came home last week and has recovered from the incident, which occurred during the early afternoon hours of June 22 at the pool in Toccoa. In the incident, the mother says she […]

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Storm Moves Through Stephens Co.

A storm this afternoon in Stephens County causes some damage in areas. The storm moved through during the noon hour. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that extremely high winds led to many fallen trees in the eastern side of Stephens County. That includes the Shorewood area along Lake Hartwell and South Red Rock Road. Shirley said at one Shorewood […]

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Little League Update

The Toccoa 9-10 baseball All-Stars are still alive for a District 7 championship. Tuesday, Toccoa edged Hart 11-10 in Lavonia in an elimination bracket game to continue on in the double-elimination tournament. Next up for Toccoa is Habersham, who lost to Franklin by a score of 6-3. The winner of tonight’s Toccoa-Habersham elimination bracket game will advance to the championship […]

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New Ga. Gas Tax Starts Today

July 1 means a host of new laws take effect. Among the most prominent is a change in the state of Georgia’s gasoline tax. Earlier this year, the Georgia General Assembly passed the Transportation Funding Act of 2015, which goes into effect today. The measure will convert the current sales tax on gasoline to an excise tax, which would amount […]

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Hart Co. To Consider Fireworks Ordinance

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia With a new law going into effect today in Georgia that legalizes the sale of fireworks, one northeast Georgia county is going to look at regulations that take the new state law into effect. Hart County Commissioner Ricky Carter said that Hart County needs to begin looking at how to best regulate the use […]

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Former Toccoa Finance Director Leaves Hall Co. Post

Former Toccoa Finance Director Vickie Neikirk has resigned from her position in Hall County. Accessnorthga.com is reporting that Neikirk stepped down as Hall County Finance Director earlier this week. No details regarding the decision were offered, according to the report. Neikirk served as the Finance Director for the city of Toccoa from May 2010 to October 2011, when Hall County […]

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Red Cross Issues Call for Blood Donations

The American Red Cross is issuing a call for blood donations to make up for an expected shortfall due to the Fourth of July holiday. A Red Cross survey shows that more than 40 percent of Red Cross blood and platelet donors plan to travel around July 4th, meaning they may be unavailable to give. Also, the Red Cross says […]

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SCHS Athletic Booster Club Out Soliciting Donations

The Stephens County High School Athletic Booster Club is out and about on an annual fundraising effort. Stephens County High School Athletic Director Frank Barden said that the club is currently out raising funds through the sale of advertising and signs. Barden said all of the funds raised through the booster club’s efforts benefit all sports at the high school. […]

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Food Bank Introducing New Program

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia in Athens is spearheading a new program that would allow some backyard gardeners and family farms to earn some extra income by selling their produce and products to retailers. Food Bank President and CEO John Becker said the program, called the Food Hub, is now out of the […]

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