Ga. Power Payment Center in Toccoa To Close in Oct.

Georgia Power said it will close its business office in Toccoa this Fall. According to a statement from the company, starting in mid-October, Georgia Power will operate 27 business offices across the state with 2 to 3 business offices in each region. These 27 offices are the busiest in the state with the majority handling more than 100,000 customer transactions […]

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Toccoa, Stephens Co. Commissions Set to Meet This Week

Two local boards are meeting at the start of this week. First, Toccoa City Commissioners are meeting today and then Stephens County Commissioners will meet tomorrow. Toccoa City Commissioners meet at 5 p.m. today at Toccoa City Hall. During today’s city commission meeting, Toccoa Commissioners are scheduled to establish the 2016 millage rate for city taxpayers. Also, the city commission […]

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Sequoia Trail Residents Want County To Take Road Over

Some residents in the Lake Harbor Shores community are asking Stephens County Commissioners to take over a road in order to help them get city water. The residents have requested that the county commission take over Sequoia Trail. Stephens County Commissioners considered the request at their meeting on July 26. After hearing the request, Stephens County Commissioner Debbie Whitlock said […]

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Collins to Hold Veterans Benefits Fair

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins will hold a veterans benefits fair in northeast Georgia later this week. Collins will hold such a fair in Hartwell on Wednesday. The fair will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Hartwell Adult Learning Center on Benson Street in Hartwell. Collins said representatives from his Constituent Services staff and the Veterans […]

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Mellichamp Performs in London

A 40-year dream comes true for Piedmont College President James F. Mellichamp. Last month, Mellichamp performed an organ concert at the famed Westminster Abbey in London, England. Mellichamp has performed around the world, but he said nothing matched the thrill of the recent concert, which was part of the Abbey’s weekly Sunday concert series. He said playing at the Abbey […]

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Hart Co. Teen Honored For Saving Life

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Hart County teen is honored for his heroic efforts that saved the lives of a Hartwell couple from their burning vehicle. Recently, 18-year old Ty’rondick Thomas of Hartwell was honored by Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland and the Hart County Sheriff’s Office with a plaque for his bravery. According to Cleveland, the wreck […]

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Vietnam Veterans Honored in Toccoa

Stephens County gathers to honor the veterans of the Vietnam War. Thursday, a ceremony was held at the VFW Post 4346 in Toccoa to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and also to honor those whose served in that war. Georgia Department of Veterans Service Commissioner Mike Roby was on hand. He said this is part of a […]

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Toccoa Harvest Festival Planning Starting Up

Preparations are underway for a Fall tradition in downtown Toccoa. Main Street Toccoa says it is now accepting applications for this year’s Toccoa Harvest Festival. This year marks the 40th annual Toccoa Harvest Festival. However, something will be a little different this year. Instead of its traditional dates on the first weekend of November, this year’s Toccoa Harvest Festival will […]

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BBB Urges College Students to Watch for Scams

As students head back to college, the Better Business Bureau of Northeast Georgia is offering some tips for students to keep in mind to avoid scams. Better Business Bureau Spokesperson Dottie Callina said that there are several scams that target college students specifically. She said perhaps the biggest one is the roommate or rental scam. “Going to college the first […]

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