May is Historic Preservation Month

May is Historic Preservation Month and the city of Toccoa is taking time to mark that this month. This year’s Historic Preservation Month campaign is called “This Place Matters.” Main Street Toccoa is taking time in May to spotlight local historic landmarks on social media in honor of Historic Preservation Month. Also, Main Street is encouraging people to take photographs […]

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“A Taste of Toccoa” Winners Announced

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The results are in for this year’s “A Taste of Toccoa.” Main Street Toccoa held the annual “Taste” awards ceremony on Friday at Toccoa City Hall. This year’s People’s Choice Award, voted on by attendees at the WNEG Radio booth, went to Friends @ the Rebel for its Asian Chicken Taco. Other awards were as follows: Best Representation of Business […]

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Habersham Fires Ruled Arson

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Fire Investigators with Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens’ office have ruled two separate fires on Thursday in Habersham County as arson. Commissioner Hudgens’ office said that the fires, which occurred at around 4:30 p.m. Thursday, caused moderate damage to a site built home and minor damage to a mobile home located at 235 Hollywood Canyon Road in Clarksville. […]

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Franklin Co. To Match Contributions to Employee Retirement Plan

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Some Franklin County employees are happier now that the county’s Board of Commissioners has agreed to contribute Franklin County’s annual match to the employees’ retirement plan. At the commission’s regular meeting last Monday, some employees pushed Franklin County to correct the oversight. The issue has to do with one of the three Franklin County […]

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Top Five Banquet Held

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The Toccoa Rotary Club again honors the top students at Stephens County High School and Stephens County Middle School. Thursday, the club held its annual Top Five banquet at the high school. Each year, the Top Five banquet honors the top five percent of the graduating class at Stephens County High School and this year, each of those seniors received […]

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SCDA Wins Award From Magazine

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A national magazine recognizes the Stephens County Development Authority with an award. Site Selection magazine has named the Stephens County Development Authority with the Mac Conway Award for Excellence in Economic Development as one of the Top 10 Micropolitan Economic Development Agencies of 2015. This award puts the SCDA in company with development authorities and similar organizations from around the […]

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Stephens Co. Marks National Day of Prayer

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Stephens County comes together to mark the National Day of Prayer. The annual commemoration took place on Thursday on the lawn of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Again this year, the Stephens County High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes organized the event. As part of the commemoration, Chandler Shockley delivered a message on prayer. He said prayer […]

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Siervocomp Holds Ribbon Cutting

A new computer oriented business makes itself available to the Toccoa and Stephens County community. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Thursday for Siervocomp at the Chamber office. Micah Irvin is the owner of Siervocomp. He said his business offers technology-related services for both individuals and businesses. “It is information technology, which is going to […]

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Rabies Clinics Set for Saturday

A series of rabies clinics will be taking place Saturday throughout Stephens County. Both Currahee Veterinary Clinic and Toccoa Veterinary Hospital will be running rabies clinics on Saturday in the county. All rabies vaccines will be $7. Currahee Veterinary Clinic will be at the following locations: Tony’s Store on Highway 123 at 9 a.m. Whitman Street Center at 11 a.m. […]

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