Arbor Day Ceremony Today

The City of Toccoa is celebrating Arbor Day with the community today. The Arbor Day Ceremony is being held at the Stephens County Library at 4 P.M. Thirteen Dogwood trees will be planted along Savannah Street and Sage Street during Thursday’s program. Since 1991 Main Street Toccoa has now planted over 279 trees in the Downtown Toccoa area. As part […]

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Funeral Sunday For Colbert

Funeral services for the victim of last weekends fatal shooting in Toccoa is set for Sunday. 21-year-old Tomas Colbert of Toccoa died from gunshot wounds suffered last Sunday morning at an apartment on Falls Road. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, Colbert had several gunshot wounds to his body and was transported first to Stephens County Hospital, then was […]

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UGA Researchers Look at Concussion Study

By:Taylor Jones WRBN University of Georgia researchers have announced a study to address ways to reduce the stigma surrounding concussions, an injury so commonly associated with football. Funded by a three-year, $400,000 grant from the NCAA and the U.S. Department of Defense, Julianne Schmidt, an assistant professor in the UGA College of Education’s kinesiology department, and Welch Suggs, an associate […]

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City Discusses Alewine Park at Work Session

Toccoa City Commissioners are trying to figure out what to do with Alewine Park as multiple youth sports organizations are all asking for the space. Monday, the city commission held a work session to discuss the current lease agreements for Alewine Park and Doyle Street Park. While there was no question among the commission that the city would continue to […]

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Hellenga Previews Goals for 2016 for City

The city of Toccoa sets its goals for the year ahead. Last month, city commissioners met with City Manager Billy Morse and department heads for an all day planning retreat to look at the upcoming 12 months. Toccoa Mayor Evan Hellenga said he feels the retreat provided a great opportunity for the commission and staff to come together and plan. […]

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Stephens Co. Holds Retreat

Stephens County is also preparing for the year ahead. Recently, county commissioners gathered for a planning retreat. County Commission Chair Dennis Bell said it went well. “This was a good thing we did at the first of the year just to get everything on track and keep it going on track,” said Bell. Bell said they were able to talk […]

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Franklin Co. High Speed Chase Leads to Arrest

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A high-speed chase in Franklin County leads to an arrest and the discovery of multiple thefts. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas says it happened on Thursday, February 4th. Thomas says deputies were on routine patrol in Carnesville when they observed two vehicles, a blue car and a black Dodge pick-up, riding in a local […]

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Governor Makes D.A. Appointment

Current acting Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney George R. Christian will serve out the remainder of former D.A. Brian Rickman’s term. Tuesday, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal announced the appointment of Christian as district attorney of the Mountain Judicial Circuit, which covers Stephens, Habersham, and Rabun counties. Christian fills the vacancy created when Rickman was appointed to the Georgia Court of […]

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Flames Fest Starts Thursday in Toccoa

Toccoa is hosting a series of events starting this week designed to pay tribute to some local Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. Starting Thursday and continuing through March 3, Toccoa will host four events that together have been dubbed “Flames Fest.” Main Street Toccoa put these four events together to honor the Famous Flames, who were all from the […]

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