Toccoa Responds to Two Reported Fire Calls

An early morning fire brings out fire crews in Toccoa. The Toccoa Fire Department responded to Currahee Street, near the intersection with Broad Street, in response to a structure fire. Crews extinguished the fire during the 5 a.m. hour and initial reports indicate that it was a vacant building. Meanwhile, Toccoa fire crews responded to a structure and grass fire […]

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Back to School Prayer Motorcade Set for Saturday

With school starting for students in the Stephens County School System on Monday, an annual back to school event takes place this weekend. The annual Stephens County Back-to-School Prayer Motorcade will take place on Saturday. Motorcade Co-Coordinator Jeraldine Hayes said it will start Saturday at 8 a.m. at the Stephens County Board of Education Office on Mize Road before making […]

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Royston Announces City Manager Finalist

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The city of Royston appears to be staying in the area to hire its next City Manager. Last Thursday, the city announced their sole finalist for the job of city manager. Royston Mayor David Jordan said he and the City Council have chosen Edward Andrews of Martin as their candidate. Royston has been without […]

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Collins To Hold Town Hall Meeting

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins will hold a town hall meeting in Franklin County later this month. Collins announced he would stop in Franklin County for a town hall meeting on August 28. The meeting will be at the Lavonia Welcome Center and Historic Train Station on East Main Street in Lavonia from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on August […]

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NGTC Recognizes Health Care Program Grads

North Georgia Technical College recognizes students for achieving a professional credential. Last month, faculty, staff, friends, and family gathered at each of the three campuses to honor students who had completed programs of study in Medical Assisting, Practical Nursing, Pharmacy Technology, and Clinical Laboratory Technology at North Georgia Tech. Students who have successfully completed these programs of study are eligible […]

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Toccoa Issues “Purple Heart City” Proclamation

Toccoa declares itself a Purple Heart city. Last Monday, the Toccoa City Commission approved and read a proclamation that declared Toccoa a “Purple Heart City.” Toccoa Mayor Gail Fry said it is something the city commission was glad to do. The proclamation approved by city commissioners states that Toccoa appreciates the sacrifice that Purple Heart recipients made in defending freedoms […]

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DNR Holding Meetings on Deer Management Plan Proposal

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is holding public meetings throughout the state this month to provide input on Georgia’s new draft 10-year Deer Management Plan. In northeast Georgia, a meeting will take place on August 21 in Cleveland at the Loudsville Methodist Church on Highway 75 Alternate starting at 7 p.m. Georgia DNR officials say that during the meetings, […]

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Applications For Recall Petitions Requested

The Stephens County Registrar’s Office has issued applications for recall petitions regarding two Stephens County Board of Education seats. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said that she issued the applications for recall petitions regarding the seats of Tony Crunkleton and Jim Ledford on Friday, July 25 and notified both candidates in writing that the applications were requested. Crunkleton and Ledford […]

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Toccoa Looks at Possible Natural Gas Fueling Station

The city of Toccoa continues its forays into the world of compressed natural gas vehicles. Toccoa Utilities Director Harry Scott said that the city is converting five additional vehicles to have the capability to run off of compressed natural gas. Converting each of the vehicles costs a total of $8,350. However, Scott said the company converting these five vehicles will […]

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