City Commission Approves Grant to Upgrade Schaefer Center

A resolution for a grant to continue upgrades to the Schaefer Center was approved by the Toccoa City Commission at their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday. City Manager Billy Morse said that the Appalachian Regional Commission has funds that are available to renovate several parts of the Schaefer Center. “The Appalachian Regional Commission, which we know as ARC, has funds […]

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NGTC Horticulture Dept. to Host Spring Sale

The North Georgia Technical College Horticulture Department will be hosting their spring plant sale April 17-April 20. The sale will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day and will be located at NGTC’s Clarkesville campus. Visitors can expect to see a variety of plants for sale, including summer annuals, shrubs, tropical plants and more. The funds collected from […]

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New Clarkesville Soup Kitchen Opening Soon

The new Clarkesville Soup Kitchen is scheduled to officially open its doors this month. The new kitchen is not associated with the previous soup kitchen, but is located in the same space as the old one at 166 Richie Street. They will operate as a non-profit organization under new leadership and will provide a no-cost, noon-time meal Monday through Saturday. […]

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Banks Co. Bridge Under Construction

If you’re headed to Banks County, be aware of some bridge construction now underway on SR323. Georgia Department of Transportation crews are replacing the 65-year-old bridge over Grove Creek.  Crews with the Georgia DOT’s contractor, Talley Construction Company, Inc. of Rossville, GA are installing construction related traffic signs and orange barrier fence along the borders of the project. Replacing the […]

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Burglary Case in Shorewood Community Leads to Arrest

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office recently received a pair of reports regarding the burglary of a residence off of Thrasher Drive in the Shorewood community. According to the reports, on two separate occasions someone had forcibly entered the residence and stolen electronics, tools and jewelry. The case was turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division for follow up. On Friday, […]

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Federal Tax Return Deadline Coming Soon

The deadline to file your federal tax returns is now just days away and the IRS is extending its customer service hours. The IRS toll-free telephone lines will be available Saturday, April 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The toll-free line is 800-829-1040. The first two weeks of April are typically some of the busiest times of the year […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Holds Public Hearing about Poultry Houses

There was a large opposition to proposed poultry houses at Tuesday’s Stephens County Commission meeting. Numerous citizens spoke out Tuesday against proposed poultry houses for broilers being constructed on properties on Davis and Yow Mill Roads in Toccoa. The citizens spoke during the nearly three-hour public hearing before the commission meeting at the historic Stephens County Courthouse. Sherry Smith Pitts […]

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Stephens Co. 911 Dispatchers to be Honored

Stephens County 911 Dispatchers are being honored this week. 911 EMA Director Danielle Rhodes told WNEG News about the special event. “This Thursday we are having an open house for county employees and department heads to come by and talk with the dispatchers and look and see what we do here,” she said. “Just to give them an opportunity to […]

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McCall Announces Candidacy for 9th District Congressional Seat

The 2018 Mid-term elections are still quite a ways off, but a Hall County Democrat is already planning a run for the 9th District U.S. Congressional seat now held by Republican Congressman Doug Collins.  Joshua McCall announced his candidacy Monday. McCall is originally from Martin and graduated from Franklin County High School. In making his announcement Monday, McCall, who identifies […]

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