Jamieson To Serve As Toccoa Mayor in 2017

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A long-time local politician will officially take the mayoral reins in Toccoa in 2017. Jeanette Jamieson was unanimously chosen by her fellow Toccoa City Commissioners to serve as Mayor for the next calendar year at Monday’s meeting. Jamieson, a former State Representative and Stephens County Commissioner, is currently in her first term on the city commission. This past year, she […]

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Hellenga Looks Back at 2016

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With Jamieson starting as Mayor in January, outgoing Mayor Evan Hellenga is wrapping up his year leading the commission. Hellenga chaired his final commission meeting of the year as Mayor on Monday. He said serving in the mayor’s seat for the past year was an honor and a privilege. “From the first moment I walked in this room and looked […]

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Toccoa Receives Grant Funds For Equipment

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Toccoa receives grant funds from a statewide organization to assist with buying needed equipment. The Georgia Municipal Association announced on Monday that the city of Toccoa received a Safety Grant check in the amount of $10,000 and a Liability Grant check in the amount of $10,000 for the purchase of an In-Car Camera, Traffic Cones, Signs, Confined Space Equipment, Body […]

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Bella Nails and Spa Holds Ribbon Cutting

A new nail salon opens its doors in Toccoa. Bella Nails and Spa has opened its doors and celebrated Thursday with a Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting. Chris Nguyen is one of the owners of the business. He said that they offer a wide range of services. “We do manicures and pedicures, from basic up to higher pedicures,” said […]

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Clarkesville Police Issue Call For Help in Investigation

Authorities in Habersham County are asking for assistance in a burglary investigation. On its Facebook page, the Clarkesville Police Department said it needs the public’s help in identifying the subjects occupying a vehicle of which authorities have posted a photo. That photo can be seen on our website, wnegradio.com. Clarkesville Police said these individuals are wanted for questioning in reference […]

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Lavonia Gathers For Prayer Vigil

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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A community touched by events last week comes together in prayer. Hundreds gathered at Lavonia Elementary School Sunday evening to pray for local law enforcement and protection, joining city and county law enforcement officers from across Northeast Georgia for a prayer vigil in the wake of the shootings of two Lavonia Police officers last […]

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Stephens Gets CCRPI Scores

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Stephens County is reacting to the latest College and Career Ready Performance Index, or CCRPI, scores released by the state. Recently, the state announced the CCRPI scores for the 2015-2016 school year. The CCRPI is Georgia’s statewide accountability system, implemented in 2012 to replace No Child Left Behind’s Adequate Yearly Progress measurement, after the U.S. Department of Education granted Georgia’s […]

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Toccoa Commission Meeting Today

The Toccoa City Commission will wrap up its calendar year later today with a regularly scheduled meeting. Toccoa City Commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. today at Toccoa City Hall for their final scheduled meeting of 2016. City commissioners moved this meeting up a week since December 26 is a city holiday. On today’s agenda, the city commission is expected […]

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