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WGTA-TV On Air

July 15, 2015

The former WNEG-TV is back on the air, but with new owners and new call letters. Recently, WGTA-TV returned to the airwaves, over the air on Channel 32. Currently, the station is airing three networks associated with Weigel Broadcasting, Heroes and Icons, Decades, and Movies!. Its operations are based out of Toccoa. Earlier this...

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Stephens Co. BOE Calls for Millage Decrease; Restoration of Four Calendar Reduction Days

July 14, 2015

The Stephens County Board of Education will lower its millage rate and is moving to put back some of its calendar reduction days. Monday, the Board of Education voted 5-2 to approve a millage rate of 19.75 mills, down from this past year’s 20 mills. Also, the Board voted 5-2 to approve a tentative...

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Toccoa Re-names Golf Course; Sets Grand Opening

July 14, 2015

The city of Toccoa renames its city-owned golf course as it prepares to open the course in the coming months. Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously approved re-naming the course “The Links at Lake Toccoa.” Previously, the course had been known, among other things, as the Pines and Black Mountain Golf. Toccoa City Manager Billy...

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Animal Shelter Overcrowded; Needs Community Support

July 14, 2015

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter continues to care for about 20 dogs seized from a Stephens County home last week. Authorities seized the dogs from a home on East Silver Shoals Road and charged the owner with multiple counts of animal cruelty. Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Executive Director Jeff Roberts said that those dogs...

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Stephens Co. Commission Meets Today

July 14, 2015

Stephens County Commissioners are meeting this morning for a regularly scheduled meeting. That meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Starting at 8:30 a.m., county commissioners will hold public hearings on amending the alcohol ordinance, as well as a public hearing on...

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Bike Rides Come Through Toccoa

July 13, 2015

Two bike rides get started in Toccoa. On Friday, two bike rides made their way through Stephens County. First on Friday morning, the “Ride Strong” bike ride left the Paul Anderson Park and made its way to Vidalia, Georgia, 207 miles away. Duane Mahon and Gary Bellamy were the coordinators for “Ride Strong.” Mahon...

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Work at Two GA 17 Intersections Starts Today, Says DOT

July 13, 2015

Traffic accessing two roads off of State Route 17 in Stephens County will be affected starting today as crews work on the intersections. The Georgia Department of Transportation says that part of Fieldcrest Drive and Meadowbrook Drive closest to Georgia Highway 17 will be closed beginning today for about 30 days, if weather permits....

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Update on Wednesday Wreck

July 13, 2015

Authorities have released more information on a wreck Wednesday in Stephens County. It happened on Wednesday at about 6:15 p.m. at the intersection of the Toccoa By-pass, or Georgia Highway 17, and Cawthon Road. The accident involved two vehicles. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, a 1999 GMC C6500 was...

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Franklin Co. Holding Three Public Hearings on Proposed Millage Increase

July 13, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Three public hearings are scheduled in Franklin County on the Board of Commissioner’s plan to raise the millage in fiscal 2016. The County’s new fiscal year began on July 1, but according to County Manager Beth Thomas, if the millage is not raised, the new fiscal budget will...

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Stephens BOE, TCC Both Holding Meetings Today

July 13, 2015

The Stephens County Board of Education is expected to formally set its millage rate at 20 mills for a second straight year at a meeting this morning. Stephens County school board members are set to gather at 7:30 a.m. at the Stephens County school system’s administrative offices on Mize Road to set the millage...

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