Toccoa City Commissioners Discuss Sidewalk Project

At last Monday’s Toccoa City Commission meeting representatives of KCI Engineering gave Toccoa City Commissioners a progress update on a prospective sidewalk that would be added from the Rose Lane/Fernside Drive area to Wal-Mart. Toccoa City Commissioners has received a permit from the Georgia Department of Transportation or GDOT for the project. The project is estimated to cost approximately $300,000, […]

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Amnesty Day Deemed Huge Success

The Stephens County Commission praises Amnesty Day. At last Tuesday’s Stephens County Commission meeting, Chairman Dennis Bell and Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers sang the praises of the Stephens County Amnesty Day held in conjunction with Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful on April 25th. “A lot of people,” Says Ayers; “We started out with 8 employees. We realized early that we […]

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7th Plaque Dedicated In Historic Downtown Toccoa

Main Street Toccoa installed the 7th of 10 Historic Plaques this past Thursday. The plaque was placed on the building that is currently the office of Mike Van Minos State Farm Insurance on Sage Street. Main Street’s Weslie Clark explains the dedication. “This building has been home to a bowling alley, a furniture store, a taxi company on the adjacent […]

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Two Candidates Qualify in Lavonia City Council Race

Courtesy of Sister Station WLHR Qualifying for the Lavonia City Council Post 1 seat is over and only two people have come forward to run in that special election race. Qualifying ended at 4:30p Wednesday with Courtney Umbehant and Nora Chambers the only two candidates to throw their hats into the ring. Umbehant and Chambers are running to fill the […]

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Franklin County to Upgrade Technology

Courtesy of Sister Station WLHR Franklin County Commissioners have received information from Franklin County Manager Beth Thomas on her plan to upgrade the computer technology at the Franklin County Commission offices. At their work session Tuesday, Thomas told the Board she has developed a long-term plan to upgrade the computers and server, but she said there is an immediate problem […]

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Taste Of Toccoa Is Saturday

One of Toccoa’s premier events celebrates its 25th year this year as the annual Taste of Toccoa returns Saturday to Downtown Toccoa. Toccoa Main Street Program Coordinator Sharon Crosby says this one will be special. “It is.” Says Crosby; “imagine a popular event going over that period of time. This year is going to be different. It will be on […]

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Stephens County Rabies Clinic Is Saturday  

The annual Stephens County Rabies Clinic will be held tomorrow at various locations.  Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Director Jeff Roberts says “with the recent occurrence of a rabies positive dog in the county, it kind of brings it to the forefront and people can realize that it’s one of the least expensive things you can do for your animal and […]

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Go Tell Crusade Comes To Stephens County

Over 40 churches in the Stephens County and surrounding area have united to bring the Go Tell Crusade to the Stephens County High School Football Stadium Sunday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. nightly.  The event will feature music, testimonies, and a clear gospel message. Billy Shaw is one of the local leaders helping to bring the Go Tell Crusade to […]

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Traffic Stop Nets Cache of Synthetic Marijuana, Three Arrested

By M.J. Kneiser-WLHR Three people are charged in Franklin County with possession of a carload of synthetic marijuana. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, the arrests came after deputies stopped a vehicle on I-85 for erratic driving. “Deputies observed a vehicle traveling southbound on I-85 crossing the center line,” Thomas said. “Deputies conducted a traffic stop near Exit 164. […]

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