City Applying For Another Schaefer Center Grant

The city of Toccoa is seeking more grant funds to help pay for the next phase of renovations at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. On Monday, the city commission unanimously approved a resolution for a USDA Rural Business Development Grant application. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that this money would help with the work that is planned next […]

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Collins’ Bill Passes House

A bill put forward by 9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins moves through the House. This week, House Resolution 1033, the Open Book on Equal Access to Justice Act, passed in the House with what Collins termed as widespread bipartisan support. Collins said he sponsored the bill in order to increase transparency among federal agencies as they apply the Equal […]

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Pre-K Registration Starting in Stephens Co.

Pre-K Registration starts today in the Stephens County school system. It will be held from today through Friday, March 24, 2017. A child must be 4 years of age on or before September 1, 2017 to register for Pre-K. Pre-K classes are determined by lottery and notifications will be made around April 15, 2017. Children registering in district will be […]

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Poultry House Debate Returns Before Stephens Co. Commission Tonight

Proposed chicken houses for a Freeman Creek Road property are back on the agenda for today’s meeting of the Stephens County Commission. The county commission meets today at 5:30 p.m. at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. On today’s agenda, commissioners are expected to again discuss William Hutto’s requests that center around putting eight poultry houses on his […]

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Toccoa Resident Attending Presidential Address

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins (R-Ga.) will attend President Donald Trump’s speech to the joint session of Congress with a guest from Toccoa, Georgia. Members of Congress each receive one guest ticket to the president’s annual speech. Congressman Collins has invited his constituent, Brittany Ivey, to the joint session. According to Collins, Ivey and her husband have struggled under […]

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Habersham EMC Issues Scam Alert

Scammers are apparently targeting some Habersham Electric Membership Corporation members. Habersham EMC said it has been notified that some members have received telephone calls stating their power would be disconnected immediately unless they provided a credit card number or went to a location, other than an HEMC office, to make a payment. According to Habersham EMC Manager of Member Services […]

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Three-Year-Old Bitten By Dog in Franklin Co.

By Charles Robertson, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County Sheriff’s Office deputies respond to a dog bite call. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, it happened Wednesday afternoon. “Wednesday afternoon, 911 dispatch gave a call to the deputies about a small child who had been bitten by a dog,” said Thomas. “Deputies arrived at Crane trailer park off of New […]

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