Royston Hosting USDA Seminar

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The City of Royston will be hosting the Northeast Georgia Economic Development Symposium next month. According to Royston Main Street Executive Director Candy Rhoades, this is the first such symposium of its kind in Northeast Georgia and will take place on Thursday, July 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Royston Housing […]

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Rookie League All-Star Tourney Held

The first round of Little League baseball and softball tournaments is complete, with more district tournaments scheduled for later this month. Toccoa’s Rookie League baseball and softball All-Stars, along with the Toccoa Sandlot baseball 9 and under All-Stars participated in district tournament play in Hartwell last week. First in softball, the Toccoa All-Stars defeated Hart in their first game, before […]

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D-Day Commemoration Held Saturday in Stephens Co.

Stephens County marks D-Day. On Saturday, the Camp Toccoa at Currahee Project held its fourth annual D-Day run at Currahee Mountain. Runners and walkers got up early in the morning to travel the “three miles up and three miles down” Currahee Mountain, following in the footsteps of the paratroopers who ran that mountain as part of their training for World […]

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Toccoa City Commission To Meet Today

Toccoa City Commissioners are scheduled to meet today for a regular meeting. That meeting starts at 5 p.m. in the commission meeting room at Toccoa City Hall. During the meeting, the city commission is expected to consider a bid for golf course equipment. At its May 11 meeting, the city commission received bids for equipment out at the golf course […]

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Franklin Co. To Consider Millage Rate Hike

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County’s cash reserves are almost depleted and to get those reserves built back up, it must raise its millage rate in Fiscal Year 2016. That was the conclusion of Franklin County Manager Beth Thomas’ Fiscal Year 2016 budget presentation last Monday night to the Franklin County Board of Commissioners. Thomas said that while […]

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Judge Clarifies Wilbros Order Applies to Toccoa Site

The judge in the Wilbros’ case makes a clarification in his last court order. Last week, Judge Robert Adamson issued what is called an “amended and restated emergency order.” Stephens County Attorney Brian Ranck said that the judge amended the original order from late March in order to clarify that it only applies to the Toccoa site. Ranck said there are […]

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Toccoa Dedicates Two More Historic Plaques

The city of Toccoa dedicates two more historic plaques in downtown. Last Thursday, Main Street Toccoa dedicates two historic plaques at the buildings housing Raybon OB-GYN at the corner of Pond and Doyle streets. One of the plaques was on the Doyle Street building, which has housed Deluxe Tire and Scarborough’s Men Store before becoming Dr. Raybon’s office. The other […]

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Search on For Foster Families in Stephens Co.

Local and state agencies are working together to try and increase the number of available foster families in Stephens County. Stephens County Family Connection Coordinator Allyson Warren said that right now, there are 9 active foster homes in Stephens County. Warren said those homes get to a point where they are full and cannot take any more children. She said […]

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