Corps Inviting Fourth Graders To Park In New Initiative

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District invites fourth-graders and their families to partake in the “Every Kid in a Park” initiative at Hartwell and Thurmond lakes. Corps officials said the newly launched federal program will provide all fourth-grade students and their families with free admission to Savannah Corps’ recreational areas and more than 2,000 federally managed sites nationwide. Fourth-graders can visit the “Get Your […]

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Two Injured in Motorcycle Wreck At Airport

Two people face charges from the Georgia State Patrol after getting into an accident at the Toccoa-Stephens County Airport over the weekend. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said it happened at about 5:30 p.m. on Saturday on the runways at the airport. According to the sheriff, there were four motorcycles riding on the runways and filming with cameras, and two […]

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Golf Course Off To Strong Revenue Start

The city of Toccoa is reporting some initial revenue numbers for the newly re-opened Links at Lake Toccoa. On Monday, Toccoa Finance Director Cathy Loudermilk told city commissioners that the golf course had collected $10,000 in its first week or so. Loudermilk said that almost 50 percent, or $4,625 of that, is memberships. Toccoa City Commissioner Jeannette Jamieson said that […]

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Move Planned Later This Year for School Offices

The Stephens County School System has plans to move its central offices to a new location in the coming months. According to Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey, the school system’s central offices will move from their current location on Mize Road out to the old Big A School. That has most recently been the home of Mountain Education Charter […]

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Biomass Plant Planned for Franklin Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia An Alabama company is planning to build two wood biomass plants in Northeast Georgia and one of them will be in Franklin County. GreenFuels Holding Company LLC of Birmingham has already submitted applications for two pollution permits from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division’s Air Quality Branch for a 79 megawatt plant on Highway 198 […]

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Sheriff Releases Update on Monday Shooting

One person faces charges as the victim of a shooting Monday in Stephens County continues to recover. Tuesday afternoon, Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley released additional information on Monday’s shooting on Riverdale Road. Shirley said the victim, whom he identified as 49-year-old Rex Douglas Holbrook of Riverdale Road, remained in Greenville Memorial Hospital. Meanwhile, the sheriff said his office has […]

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Toccoa Discusses LMIG Money

The city of Toccoa is looking at using some state money to expand a city sidewalk. On Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners continued discussions about what to do with its state LMIG allocation for next year. LMIG stands for Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant. It is money allocated to cities and counties by the state that is used for things like […]

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