Pond Street Bridge Closed

The city of Toccoa has had to close the Pond Street bridge in downtown until further notice. City officials made the announcement Friday as the bridge over the Norfolk Southern railroad was shut down. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said the bridge was closed at the request of the Georgia Department of Transportation. “DOT has a State Bridge Maintenance Engineer […]

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‘A Taste of Toccoa’ Is A Month Away

The city of Toccoa is gearing up for an annual Spring tradition downtown. It’s the 25th annual “A Taste of Toccoa” and it is coming up on Saturday, May 2. This year, the event is changing to a Saturday during the day instead of on a Thursday evening. Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said that it is a […]

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Drought Monitor Calls Stephens Co. ‘Abnormally Dry’

Abnormally dry conditions are back in much of northeast Georgia, including Stephens County. That is according to the latest report from the U.S. Drought Monitor issued last week. This past week, abnormally dry conditions expanded from far north Georgia down across Stephens County. None of the state, though, has moved into full-fledged drought conditions at this time. Last week, nearly […]

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Franklin Co. Woman Attacked By Rabid Cat

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Franklin County woman is undergoing treatment after being attacked recently by a rabid cat. According to Franklin County Environmental Health Director Louis Korff, it happened last month at a farm in the Carnesville area. According to Korff the cat had been a family pet and a resident barn cat. “This is a case […]

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UGA Selling WUGA-TV To Maryland Company

The former WNEG-TV station is once again changing hands. Thursday, the University of Georgia announced it had entered into an agreement to sell WUGA-TV, formerly known as WNEG-TV, to Marquee Broadcasting of Brookeville, Maryland for $2.5 million. Marquee Broadcasting also owns WMDT-TV in Salisbury, Maryland. According to the university’s press release, UGA retained Patrick Communications to explore the potential sale […]

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New Hartwell GSP Post Off to Busy Start

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The commander of the new Hartwell post of the Georgia State Patrol says the new post is already making a difference in the region. Hundreds gathered last month to celebrate the official opening of the new Hartwell Georgia State Patrol Post. That is after Post 52 opened in early January. It covers Franklin, Hart, […]

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Toccoa Unveils Historic Plaque

Toccoa marks another downtown building with a historic plaque. Thursday, city officials gathered on North Sage Street at the Urban Barn and West Realty to dedicate the latest downtown historic plaque. The building was built in 1946 and originally housed Allgood Auto Supply. It has been home to a variety of businesses over the years and even served as a […]

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Toccoa Veterans Services Office Closed Until July 1

State officials said that the Toccoa office of the Georgia Department of Veterans Services will re-open when the new state budget year starts in July. The office closed last month in what was called a temporary measure. Georgia Department of Veterans Services Spokesman Jon Suggs said a tight budget has affected offices that are open on a part-time basis, like […]

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