Early Voting Starts Today

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Early voting for the May 24 primary and non-partisan election in Stephens County is getting started today. Stephens County Registrar Bill Cochran said voting is taking place on weekdays starting today and continuing for the next three weeks. “It is at the old Courthouse Annex, across from the historic courthouse on the parking lot level, Suite 250,” said Cochran. “We […]

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Webb Resigning from Stephens Co. BOE

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Stephens County Board of Education member Jeff Webb is resigning from the board. On Friday, Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey released a letter of immediate resignation submitted and signed by Webb. In the letter, Webb stated that in light of the recent circumstances and due to personal and health problems, he hereby tenders his resignation. Webb went on to […]

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Oconee Heart and Vascular Moving to Lavonia

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Oconee Heart and Vascular Center will have new offices in Lavonia. St. Mary’s Healthcare announced last month that the Center is moving its Northeast Georgia office from Toccoa to St. Mary’s Sacred Heart Hospital in Lavonia. St. Mary’s Healthcare Spokesman Mark Ralston said the move is a practical one. “Because it serves Franklin, […]

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Sewer Expansion Project Moving Forward

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Stephens County and the city of Toccoa have the go-ahead to move forward full speed ahead with the sewer expansion project on the Toccoa By-pass. According to Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin, local officials got the go-ahead from the federal level to start with one phase of what is a multi-part project. “I can tell you that […]

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“A Taste of Toccoa” Takes Place

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The rain holds off and visitors enjoy a nice night for “A Taste of Toccoa.” The 26th annual “Taste” took place Thursday night in downtown Toccoa. “Taste” is an annual event at which local restaurants and caterers can show off their specialty menu items in smaller portions. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said organizers were pleased with how […]

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TFC Files Petition To Sell WRAF, Other Radio Properties

A broadcasting legacy at Toccoa Falls College is coming to a close. An application has been filed with the Federal Communications Commission by TFC to sell its radio station group, including Toccoa Falls flagship station, WRAF, to a Lakeland, Florida based, non-commercial religious format operator. Radio Training Network, operators of His Radio 89.3 in Greenville, is paying Toccoa Falls College […]

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17 Fitness Holds Ribbon Cutting

A local gym celebrates its new name and a local feel. 17 Fitness held a Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday at its location on Big A Road. This is the former Gold’s Gym. Owner Paul Keller said that he felt switching to a local name and a local brand would be a positive for the gym […]

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Martin Spring Festival Set for Saturday

The town of Martin will host its annual Spring Festival this weekend. This year’s Martin Spring Festival will take place on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Organizers said that this year’s festival will include numerous vendors and crafts, a car show, children’s activities, live entertainment, and a blood drive to benefit the Blood Connection. All proceeds from the […]

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