Habersham Co. Traffic Stop Leads to Two Arrests

A traffic stop in Habersham County leads to two drug arrests. This past Saturday, Habersham County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office agents intercepted a delivery of suspected methamphetamine. The drug task force said that just after midnight on Saturday, Habersham County deputies observed a 2006 Infiniti G35 on Georgia Highway 365 North. According to drug agents, […]

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Toccoa Downtown Storefront Window Contest Underway

Main Street Toccoa is once again inviting people to vote in this year’s Christmas storefront window competition downtown. According to Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby, voting is taking place from now through December 31. “We invite people to come down and just look at all of the beautiful storefronts in the downtown,” said Crosby. “Each one is very unique […]

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Toccoa Christmas Parade Winners Announced

The winners are in for this year’s Toccoa Christmas Parade. This year’s parade took place Saturday afternoon in downtown Toccoa. Winning the award for the Best Overall was the Toccoa City Commission. The award for Best School went to the Stephens County High School JROTC. This year’s Best Church or Civic Group award went to Gateway Community Church. Finally, Best […]

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Rain Helping, But Not Ending Drought

The National Weather Service says that recent rains are making a dent in, but not ending, the ongoing drought in northeast Georgia. Last week, Stephens County saw well over two inches of rain and more has fallen Sunday into today with more in the forecast for Tuesday. Lauren Visin is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Greenville-Spartanburg. […]

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Toccoa Celebrates Christmas With Busy Weekend

Toccoa gets Christmas celebrations underway with a busy weekend of holiday activities. It started on Friday night with Christmas Fest in downtown Toccoa. The 7th annual event included carolers, open shops and restaurants, Santa, a live nativity, the lighting of the city’s Christmas tree on the courthouse lawn on Sage Street, and more. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby […]

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DOT Announces Work On I-85 in Franklin Co.

Work on Interstate 85 in Franklin County this week will cause some lane closures. Contractors with the Georgia Department of Transportation will install new Weigh–in-Motion equipment on Interstate 85 near Lavonia this week. As a result, crews will close the right hand lane on I-85 approaching the northbound weigh station today through Monday, December 12, 2016 from 9 p.m. to […]

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Main Street Toccoa Dedicates Latest Historic Plaque

Main Street Toccoa dedicates another historic plaque. The second historic plaque in the 2016-2017 series of plaques dedicated to downtown buildings was unveiled on Thursday at All Things Currahee, located at 46 Doyle Street in downtown Toccoa. This location is the previous home of Blumenthal’s Department Store. According to Main Street Toccoa, the location was constructed in 1905 and, as […]

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Busy Weekend of Holiday Activities Planned in Toccoa

The Christmas holiday season officially arrives in downtown Toccoa this weekend with a full slate of activities. Tonight, Main Street Toccoa will sponsor the seventh annual Christmas Fest in downtown Toccoa. Christmas Fest will run from 5 to 8 p.m. in the downtown area with a host of activities. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said this year’s Christmas […]

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