Toccoa Gets Grant for Historic Resources Survey

The city of Toccoa will receive some grant funding to help with an upcoming historic preservation project. This week, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Historic Preservation Division announced that Toccoa would receive $6,000 in grant funding to help pay for a city-wide historic resources survey. Weslie Clark with Main Street Toccoa said that the grant will help pay for […]

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Controversial Franklin Co. Poultry Farm Approved

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A controversial proposed poultry operation near Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center got the go-ahead from Franklin County Commissioners Monday night, despite the objections of those living near and next to the property. David Brown owns 25 acres on SR59 near Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center. He plans to build two-story laying houses on the […]

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Animal Shelter Receives Donation From Local Business

A local business provides some funding to help the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter. Recently, the American Woodmark Foundation provided a $500 grant to the shelter to help with its operating expenses. Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Executive Director Jeff Roberts said that the grant will help the shelter provide food, medical care, and other needs for the animals that are at […]

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USFS Conducted Controlled Burns Tuesday in Area

The U.S. Forest Service said that it conducted two controlled burns Tuesday in the Stephens County area. Those burns were three miles north and seven miles northeast of Toccoa Tuesday and totaled about 165 acres. According to the Forest Service, the burns may have caused smoke to be visible Tuesday in the U.S. Highway 123 area in Toccoa and Stephens […]

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Hartwell Bank Bought By South State

A bank with Toccoa ties is purchasing 13 locations from another bank. The website GSA Business said recently that South State Corp. announced that it plans to purchase 12 South Carolina branch locations and one Georgia branch location from Bank of America. GSA Business reported that the Georgia purchase is in Hartwell. South State said in the report that the […]

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“Stamp Out Hunger” This Saturday

Local post offices and letter carriers are looking for the community’s help this weekend in stamping out hunger. This Saturday is the 23rd annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive nationwide. The National Association of Letter Carriers organizes the food drive each year across America and locally, letter carriers in Toccoa, Martin, and Eastanollee will participate once again this year. Toccoa […]

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Stephens Co. Special Olympics Spring Games This Week

Stephens County’s annual Special Olympics event is coming up later this week. The actual games are Friday morning at the Stephens County High School football stadium. However, Stephens County Special Olympics Public Relations Chair Letty Beatty said that everything will actually kick off Thursday at 7 p.m. with a pep rally at the stadium. “We are so excited about kicking […]

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Sage Purchases Italian Company

A company with Stephens County connections has purchased another firm. GSA Business reported recently on its website that Sage Automotive Interiors has acquired Miko SRL. According to that report, Miko SRL is an Italian maker of suede-like automotive interior fabrics. The report said financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Sage CEO Dirk Pieper told GSA Business that Miko’s […]

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TFC Singing Men Perform At Turner Field

A group of local singers perform at Turner Field. The Toccoa Falls College Singing Men performed the National Anthem at last night’s Atlanta Braves game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Atlanta at Turner Field. This is not the first time they have sung the anthem at Turner Field, having performed it numerous times in years past. According to the college’s […]

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