Toccoa City Commission To Meet Today

Toccoa City Commissioners are scheduled to meet today for a regular meeting. That meeting starts at 5 p.m. in the commission meeting room at Toccoa City Hall. During the meeting, the city commission is expected to consider a bid for golf course equipment. At its May 11 meeting, the city commission received bids for equipment out at the golf course […]

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Franklin Co. To Consider Millage Rate Hike

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County’s cash reserves are almost depleted and to get those reserves built back up, it must raise its millage rate in Fiscal Year 2016. That was the conclusion of Franklin County Manager Beth Thomas’ Fiscal Year 2016 budget presentation last Monday night to the Franklin County Board of Commissioners. Thomas said that while […]

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Judge Clarifies Wilbros Order Applies to Toccoa Site

The judge in the Wilbros’ case makes a clarification in his last court order. Last week, Judge Robert Adamson issued what is called an “amended and restated emergency order.” Stephens County Attorney Brian Ranck said that the judge amended the original order from late March in order to clarify that it only applies to the Toccoa site. Ranck said there are […]

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Toccoa Dedicates Two More Historic Plaques

The city of Toccoa dedicates two more historic plaques in downtown. Last Thursday, Main Street Toccoa dedicates two historic plaques at the buildings housing Raybon OB-GYN at the corner of Pond and Doyle streets. One of the plaques was on the Doyle Street building, which has housed Deluxe Tire and Scarborough’s Men Store before becoming Dr. Raybon’s office. The other […]

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Search on For Foster Families in Stephens Co.

Local and state agencies are working together to try and increase the number of available foster families in Stephens County. Stephens County Family Connection Coordinator Allyson Warren said that right now, there are 9 active foster homes in Stephens County. Warren said those homes get to a point where they are full and cannot take any more children. She said […]

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D-Day Run Set for Saturday

Saturday is the anniversary of D-Day and the Camp Toccoa at Currahee Project is marking the day with an annual event. It’s the 4th annual D-Day run at Currahee. The run takes place at the Camp Toccoa site at Currahee Mountain, off of Dick’s Hill Parkway, as runners will trace the steps of the paratroopers who trained at the camp, […]

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Ida Cox Music Series Starts Saturday

The city of Toccoa kicks off an annual summer concert series this weekend. Saturday, Main Street Toccoa will host the first concert in the annual Ida Cox Music Series. If weather permits, the concerts are each Saturday night from 7 to 10 p.m. outside on Doyle Street in downtown Toccoa. In case of rain, the concerts are moved indoors to […]

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National Trails Day on Saturday

The U.S. Forest Service is marking National Trails Day on Saturday with events around the state, including in northeast Georgia. On Saturday, the Forest Service said hundreds of volunteers and partners will work side by side on national forest trails across Georgia. That includes the Panther Creek Trail. This work day is open to all volunteers and U.S. Forest Service […]

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NGTC Announces Staff Changes

North Georgia Technical College is announcing some staff changes. First, the Student Affairs staff at North Georgia Technical College has welcomed Arnold White as the newest team member. White is filling the role of Career Placement & Development Director which opened when Daniel Gregg retired at the end of March. His background includes experience in a variety of educational environments […]

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