Stephens Co. Commission To Meet Today

The Stephens County Commission is expected to finalize its Fiscal Year 2016 budget later today at its regularly scheduled meeting. County commissioners will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. During the meeting, county commissioners are expected to consider a motion to adopt the Fiscal Year 2016 budget. The […]

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Toccoa Commission Holds Regular Meeting

The city of Toccoa will now allow its employees to credit a certain amount of unused sick leave time towards their years of service when it comes to retirement. On Monday, the city commission unanimously approved an ordinance to amend and re-state the employee retirement plan to that effect. The changes were also approved as part of revisions to the […]

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First Responders Called To Pool Monday

A child is reportedly recovering after a scare at the Doyle Street Pool on Monday. First responders were called to the pool during the early afternoon hours on Monday after a child swimmer was reported to be in distress. According to Camp Fire CEO Elaine Brinkley, a child at the pool had to be rescued from the water by one […]

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NGTC Receives Truck Donation

Students in the North Georgia Technical College Automotive Technology Program have a new learning experience waiting for them. On Thursday, June 11, Michael Emmett of Ed Murdock Superstores in Lavonia delivered a 2006 Ford Ranger pickup truck that will provide a variety of hands-on labs for students for many years. “A vehicle like this is invaluable to us for teaching,” […]

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Nik Wallenda Reflects on Great Grandfather’s Legacy

By Charles Robertson, WRBN Radio, Clayton Nik Wallenda chats about his great-grandfather and Karl Wallenda’s historic walk across the Tallulah Gorge. While in Rabun County for the Skywalk Celebration at the VIP Meet and Greet on Friday morning, Nik called the walk across Tallulah Gorge possibly the greatest walk of Karl’s career, and Nik is always looking to build upon […]

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Toccoa Commission To Meet Today

Toccoa City Commissioners will hold a regular meeting later today. That meeting is set to begin at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall, in the commission meeting room. Items on today’s meeting agenda for the Toccoa City Commission include consideration of a resolution to accept a grant from the Georgia Historic Preservation Division and consideration of an ordinance to amend […]

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Lavonia Elects New Councilman

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The City of Lavonia has a new city councilman. He is Courtney Umbehant, director of the Lavonia Chapel of Strickland Funeral Home. Umbehant beat out challenger local businesswoman Nora Chambers in a special election Tuesday for the Lavonia Post 1 City Council seat. The new Lavonia councilman said his first priority is to work […]

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