Toccoa Commission Meets Today

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The Toccoa City Commission is expected to consider the second reading of proposed changes to the city’s animal control ordinance at its meeting later today. Toccoa City Commissioners meet at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. City commissioners unanimously passed the first reading of the proposed animal control ordinance changes at their last meeting on September 12. According to city […]

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Ionosphere Celebrates Anniversary, New Location

A local travel agency celebrates an anniversary and a new location. On Thursday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Ionosphere Travel in downtown Toccoa to celebrate 45 years in business and also to commemorate its new location on Doyle Street. Manager Ron Matheson said that the business started back in 1971 and he has been […]

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Collins Named To Trump’s Georgia Team

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins is a member of the congressional leadership team for the Donald Trump presidential campaign. The Trump campaign announced that team earlier this month. Collins is one of 13 individuals named to that committee. 10 of those are U.S. Representatives from the state of Georgia. Also on the committee are Georgia’s two state senators, David […]

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Coan Comes Home

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Northeast Georgia welcomes home Paralympic gold medalist McKenzie Coan. Well-wishers, including students from Toccoa Elementary School, were at Paul Anderson Park in Toccoa on Friday afternoon to greet Coan and congratulate her for her four medals at the Rio Paralympic Games. Coan won three gold medals and one silver medal. She said her success has not really completely sunk in […]

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Stephens Co. Unemployment Drops in August

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Stephens County sees a drop in its unemployment rate in August. According to figures released on Thursday by the Georgia Department of Labor, Stephens County had a preliminary unemployment rate for August of 5.9 percent. That is seven-tenths of a percentage point lower than July’s revised rate of 6.6 percent and four-tenths of a percentage point lower than the August […]

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March of Dimes 5K Set for Saturday

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A run this weekend in Stephens County will benefit the March of Dimes. The March of Dimes for Stephens County and Franklin County is hosting the “Superhero 5K Run/Walk” on Saturday. This is the organization’s annual local fundraiser for the March of Dimes. Leon Womack is with the local March of Dimes. He said there will be the 5k and […]

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Hart Co. Industry Announcing Expansion

A Hart County industry will expand and create 50 new full-time jobs within the next five years. The Georgia Department of Economic Development has announced Ritz Instrument Transformers will expand its current operations in Hart County, investing $8 million. State officials said the planned expansion represents a 50 percent increase of its current workforce. Ritz was founded in Hamburg, Germany […]

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Saturday is National Hunting and Fishing Day

Georgia will again mark National Hunting and Fishing Day this coming weekend. It is set for Saturday, September 24 and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division says that on this day, there will be a number of different free events around the state. Events offered in Georgia will include kids’ fishing events and Outdoor Adventure Days with […]

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Four Arrested After Allegedly Fighting With Authorities

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Four people face charges after allegedly engaging in a fight with Stephens County Sheriff’s Office deputies who found drugs when responding to their apartment. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said last Friday at about 2:30 p.m., deputies were dispatched to a residence at Fernpoint Apartments in reference to a physical domestic dispute that was reportedly in progress. “When deputies arrived, […]

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