Second EES Public Hearing Set for Tonight

The Stephens County Board of Education will hold the second public hearing on the proposed closing of Eastanollee Elementary School tonight. That hearing will start at 6:30 p.m. in the Tugaloo Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Stephens County High School. It is the final of the two scheduled public hearings on the topic. Last month, the […]

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Toccoa Commission Meets Today

The Toccoa City Commission is expected to consider the extension of the employment agreement for Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse at their meeting later today. City commissioners meet at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall for a regularly scheduled meeting. On the agenda, the commission is expected to consider extending Morse’s current employment agreement for another two years, through October […]

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Income Tax Deadline Approaching

Time is running out to file those income taxes. Wednesday, April 15 is the deadline to file. Internal Revenue Service Spokesman Mark Green said the agency expected a busy weekend as they were still waiting on an estimated 1 million or so tax returns in Georgia alone as of late last week. Green said for those who have not filed […]

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Lavonia City Councilman Canady Passes Away

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Lavonia City offices will be closed Monday morning as city officials and staff attend the funeral of Lavonia City Councilman Don Canady. Canady passed away early Saturday at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Canady had served as Lavonia City Councilman for some 12 years, according to Lavonia Mayor Ralph Owens. Calling […]

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City Meets With State, Railroad on Pond St. Bridge

The city of Toccoa is working with state and railroad officials to get the Pond Street bridge re-open to traffic as soon as possible. That is according to Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse. Morse said that he and Public Works Director Randy Smith met with representatives of both the Georgia Department of Transportation and Norfolk Southern Railroad Thursday about the […]

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Shoulder Reportedly Sidelines Martin

NJ.com is reporting the Philadelphia Phillies are shutting down Toccoa native and pitcher Ethan Martin for the time being after an MRI revealed right shoulder inflammation this week. The report indicates Martin will be rested for about two to three weeks and then be re-evaluated. Martin has yet to be officially assigned a team within the Phillies’ farm system after […]

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NGTC Has Successful SkillsUSA State Event

Students in a variety of programs at North Georgia Technical College claimed a total of 28 medals at the recent Georgia State SkillsUSA competition held in March. In June, the eight students who achieved first place at the state level will travel to the national contest in Louisville, Kentucky. Also for the first time in several years, a North Georgia […]

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