Toccoa Receives National Main Street Accreditation

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Main Street Toccoa has once again received a designation as a nationally accredited Main Street program. City officials and the National Main Street Center made the announcement on Monday. Toccoa Main Street Director Connie Tabor said that the city is excited to again achieve this recognition. “This is the 17th consecutive year that we have received the designation of the […]

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Toccoa Clinic, NGPG Continue Talks on Formal Alignment

The Toccoa Clinic and Northeast Georgia Physicians Group are continuing to explore opportunities for formal alignment. In recent days, the two groups announced that they have extended their letter of intent to that effect. Northeast Georgia Physicians Group is the multi-specialty physicians group of Northeast Georgia Health System, the parent organization of Northeast Georgia Medical Center. According to officials from […]

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Toccoa Resident Graduates From Peace Officer Training

A future Toccoa Police Officer graduates from the police academy. Adam Shirley of Toccoa recently graduated from the 285th session of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Athens. Shirley participated in the 11 week, 408 hours of basic law enforcement training as required to become a certified peace officer in the state of Georgia. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell […]

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Franklin Co. BOE Passes FY 17 Budget

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County’s Board of Education has passed its Fiscal Year 2017 budget with not as much to spare as in previous years. The school board’s fiscal year begins July 1. The Franklin County Board of Education has opted to cut its millage rate in Fiscal Year 2017 by a half percent to 18.118 mills. […]

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Ga. Ag Commissioner Issues Mosquito Prevention Tips

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black is reminding residents about steps to take to prevent and control mosquito problems this summer. Black said that people should take steps to protect skin from mosquito bites at all times of the day by applying an insect repellant containing at least 20% DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon-eucalyptus. He said people should also consider […]

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Stephens Co. School System Approves Meal Prices

Some meal prices will be going up next year in the Stephens County school system. The Stephens County Board of Education approved meal prices for the 2016-2017 school year at their meeting last Tuesday. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said that these meal price changes will not affect everyone in the school system. “This does not impact elementary or […]

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