Toccoa Unveils New Historic Plaque

Downtown Toccoa unveils another historic plaque. The fourth historic plaque in the 2016-2017 series of plaques dedicated to downtown buildings was unveiled on Thursday, February 2 at Sherwin Williams, located at 33 North Sage Street. In May of 1963, the Toccoa Sherwin-Williams opened, serving as a downtown staple for the last 53 years. However, this building was not always a […]

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Circus Train Passes Through Toccoa

The circus comes through Toccoa one last time. Monday afternoon, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey circus train traveled through Toccoa and Stephens County on its way to Atlanta from North Carolina as the circus is shutting down after this, its last tour, in May. The train finally passed through downtown Toccoa around 5 p.m. after it was delayed […]

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Community Honors Lavonia Police Officers

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A community comes together to honor two Lavonia Police officers injured in the line of duty. The sanctuary of Lavonia First Baptist Church was packed with well wishers, local and state officials and law enforcement officers Saturday to honor and celebrate Lavonia Police Captain Michael Schulman and Officer Jeffrey Martin, as both officers were […]

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Stephens Co. Commission To Meet Tuesday

Stephens County Commissioners are expected to make a final decision on a proposal for eight poultry houses on a Freeman Creek Road property at their meeting Tuesday morning. The county commission is going to meet at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. The rezoning, conditional use, and variance requests from William Hutto for poultry […]

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Voter Registration Deadline Approaching

The deadline to register to vote in next month’s E-SPLOST renewal special election in Stephens County is fast approaching. Anyone who is not registered to vote that wishes to register in time to vote in the E-SPLOST election next month must register to vote by the end of the day on Tuesday, February 21. Stephens County Registrar Bill Cochran said […]

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Ribbon Cutting Held for Old MacDonald’s Air Conditioning and Heating

The community welcomes a heating and air conditioning business to town. Thursday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Old McDonald’s Heating and Air Conditioning. Owner Donald McDonald said he is a full-service heating and air sales and service business. “New and used, warranty on everything,” said McDonald. “On the used equipment, if we install it, […]

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Toccoa City Commission Meeting Today

Toccoa City Commissioners will hold a regularly scheduled business meeting later today. That meeting will start at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. During the meeting, city commissioners are scheduled to consider a telephone utility payment system and customer convenience fees. Also during the meeting, the Toccoa City Commission is expected to consider an amendment to the memorandum of agreement […]

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Stephens Co. Planning Commission Hears Proposal for Personal Care Home In Residential Zoning Area

The Stephens County Planning Commission is recommending that a woman not be allowed to convert a home into a personal care facility. Tuesday, Susan Lee appeared before planning commissioners to request a re-zoning for property at 230 N. Pinecrest Road in Toccoa from Residential Single Family to Commercial Community Business District. Lee said she wants to live on the property […]

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