Stephens Co. Commission Meets This Morning

Stephens County Commissioners will start their calendar year this morning with a regularly scheduled meeting and work session. The county commission will meet at 8:30 a.m. in the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa for its first meeting of 2017. With this being the first meeting of the year, the county commission will take up a number of yearly […]

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Legislators Questioned on Lake Levels

The ongoing drought has also had a major effect on lake levels at Hartwell Lake and area residents want answers on how to minimize the problem as much as possible. Residents at last week’s state legislative preview meeting in Toccoa questioned state and federal representatives on the matter. Those residents questioned why Corps lakes could not be maintained in the […]

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Stephens Co. Out of Exceptional Drought

A wet start to 2017 has improved drought conditions in Stephens County, according to the year’s first Drought Monitor report. That report, which was released last week, shows that Stephens County and all of north Georgia that was in “exceptional drought” has moved back into the second-worst level on the drought monitor, “extreme drought.” Stephens, Habersham, Banks, and Franklin counties […]

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Toccoa Commission Starts 2017 Today

Toccoa City Commissioners will get their new year started later today. The city commission will hold both a planning meeting and a regularly scheduled business meeting today. Today’s planning meeting is set to start at 11:30 a.m. at Ping’s Grill at the Links at Lake Toccoa golf course. During the planning meeting, the city commission is scheduled to hear from […]

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Toccoa Announces Downtown Window Contest Winners

The winners are in for this years Christmas Storefront Window Contest in downtown Toccoa. Main Street Toccoa announced the winners last week. First place went to CK Morgan & Company. Second place went to Victoria’s Sweet Treats. Third place went to Details Salon 73. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said they appreciate the participants and the voters. “We […]

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REINS Act Passes U.S. House

A bill championed by 9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins is moving on to the Senate. Last week, the House passed H.R. 26, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny, or REINS, Act by a vote of 237-187. The legislation would require that any major rules set forth by executive agencies be approved by both Congress and the […]

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Man Arrested on Multiple Charges In Franklin Co.

By WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said one person was arrested after what authorities called a three-county crime spree. Last Wednesday at about 10 p.m., agents of the North Georgia Drug Task Force and Franklin and Hart County Sheriff’s Office deputies were attempting to serve an outstanding felony warrant for an individual in Franklin Springs. Franklin County […]

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