Ribbon Cutting Held for Old MacDonald’s Air Conditioning and Heating

The community welcomes a heating and air conditioning business to town. Thursday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Old McDonald’s Heating and Air Conditioning. Owner Donald McDonald said he is a full-service heating and air sales and service business. “New and used, warranty on everything,” said McDonald. “On the used equipment, if we install it, […]

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Toccoa City Commission Meeting Today

Toccoa City Commissioners will hold a regularly scheduled business meeting later today. That meeting will start at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. During the meeting, city commissioners are scheduled to consider a telephone utility payment system and customer convenience fees. Also during the meeting, the Toccoa City Commission is expected to consider an amendment to the memorandum of agreement […]

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Stephens Co. Planning Commission Hears Proposal for Personal Care Home In Residential Zoning Area

The Stephens County Planning Commission is recommending that a woman not be allowed to convert a home into a personal care facility. Tuesday, Susan Lee appeared before planning commissioners to request a re-zoning for property at 230 N. Pinecrest Road in Toccoa from Residential Single Family to Commercial Community Business District. Lee said she wants to live on the property […]

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BBB Offers Credit Score Tips

The Better Business Bureau is offering some tips for dealing with credit and improving credit scores. Better Business Bureau Spokesperson Dottie Callina said that a person’s credit score is something they need to be aware of and understand. She said the base credit scores typically fall between 300 and 850 and information on a credit report can follow someone their […]

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Collins Introduces Tax-Related Bill

Congressman Doug Collins is leading legislation he said would end tax benefits to individuals residing in the United States illegally. Recently, Collins introduced the Tax Credit Accountability Act, or H.R. 819. He said the bill would address the previous administration’s executive amnesty move to provide tax credits to certain groups of illegal immigrants. Collins said that among its many provisions, […]

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Wilkinson Recognizes Veterinarians in Ga.

50th District State Senator John Wilkinson recognizes the work of Georgia’s veterinarians. On Wednesday, Wilkinson recognized the work of Georgia’s veterinarians and their dedication to the health and welfare of all animals with Senate Resolution 79, which recognized February 8, 2017, as Veterinary Medicine Day at the Capitol. SR 79 commends Georgia’s veterinarians on their scientific knowledge and skills that […]

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More Details Released on Currahee Lane Bridge

More information is available on what caused the closure of a local bridge. Last week, Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers announced that the bridge on Currahee Lane, between the Toccoa By-pass and the intersection of Currahee Lane and Old Carnes Creek Road, had to be closed immediately for safety reasons. The order came from the Georgia Department of Transportation. Ayers […]

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Ga. Urging Severe Weather Awareness

Georgia is marking Severe Weather Awareness Week this week. Governor Nathan Deal, in coordination with the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency and the National Weather Service, issued a proclamation calling on Georgians to educate themselves and understand the threats of severe weather during this week’s Severe Weather Preparedness Week. Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency Chief of […]

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Lavonia Starting Brick Program to Honor Veterans

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The city of Lavonia is undertaking a new project aimed at honoring veterans and current servicemen and women. Vivian Young is organizing the effort at the Lavonia Welcome Center. She said the city is putting together a Veterans Memorial Brick Project at the Gazebo on Main Street in downtown Lavonia. “The mayor, along with […]

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