Toccoa Commission Handles ABC Issues At Meeting

The Toccoa City Commission makes a change to the city’s Alcohol Beverage Control ordinance. Monday, city commissioners voted unanimously to change the ordinance to eliminate the limit on the number of beer and wine licenses that a single license holder could have. The ordinance had previously limited it to two beer and wine licenses. Supporters said the change is needed […]

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City Announces Festival of Trees Winner

Main Street Toccoa announces the winner for this year’s Festival of Trees. Monday, Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said that the Horti-floral Garden Club’s entry won this year’s seventh annual Festival of Trees. Crosby said that the club was a deserving winner. “Their tree was beautifully decorated and everything was natural on the tree,” said Crosby. “They had a […]

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Grand Jury Indicts In Fatal Hart Co. Wreck

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia An itinerant worker from the Atlanta area has been indicted by a Hart County Grand Jury in the deaths of three family members the day after Thanksgiving. Marco Ramirez Hernandez was released from the hospital last week and taken to the Hart County jail. Late Friday, Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White announced […]

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Stephens Co. School System Could See Drop in Credit Rating

Financial problems that turned up earlier this year in the Stephens County school system continue to have repercussions. Last week, Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said that he had talked with Standard and Poor’s Rating Service about the school system’s credit rating. Currently, Dorsey said the rating is an A-. He said, however, that the rating service is meeting […]

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Toccoa Commissioners Meeting Today

Toccoa City Commissioners will wrap up their calendar year later today. The city commission is set to meet at 5 p.m. today at Toccoa City Hall. Today’s meeting is the final scheduled meeting for the city commission for 2014. Leading today’s agenda are two alcohol beverage control items. First, city commissioners will deal with the renewal of ABC licenses. Then, […]

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Northern Circuit Judge Retiring

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The search is on for a new Superior Court Judge in the Northern Judicial District, now that Superior Court Judge John H. Bailey has announced his retirement. Judge Bailey is retiring effective January 1. The Judicial Nominating Commission has been accepting nominations of persons to fill Judge Bailey’s vacancy on the Northern Judicial Circuit from […]

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Kokoon Homes Has Ribbon Cutting

A local business shows off its newest product. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Thursday at its offices for Kokoon Homes of Toccoa. Kokoon was unveiling its newest product, the “Kokoon Kompak.” Kokoon Homes Owner Dave Rades said the “Kokoon Kompak” is a miniature house that can be moved from location to location. “It is a […]

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