State Health Officials Issue Rabies Warning

State health officials have issued a warning reminding people to be aware of the presence and danger of rabies. A press release from District Two Public Health said that although the occurrence of rabies among humans has declined noticeably over the years, the disease continues among wild animals. District Two Public Health said incidents of animal rabies in the area […]

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Wind Affects Clarkesville Weekend Fire


The investigation continues to figure out what caused a fire at a Habersham County shopping complex over the weekend. Clarkesville fire crews were called to the Walls Complex, located off of Washington Street in Clarkesville, at 11:47 p.m. Saturday. According to Clarkesville Fire Chief Jerry Palmer, crews arrived to find heavy smoke and fire spreading through the 17,000 square foot […]

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KTSCB Wins State Award

A statewide organization recognizes Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful. Recently, Keep Georgia Beautiful honored Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful with the Governor’s Circle Award. KTSCB received the award officially at the State Capitol as part of the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation’s Annual Legislative Day. The Governor’s Circle Award recognizes exemplary performance by certified affiliates in reducing litter, minimizing waste, and greening local […]

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Habersham Burn Sends Smoke Over Stephens

A controlled burn in the region brings smoke over Toccoa, Stephens County, and the surrounding area. The Georgia Forestry Commission reported that the controlled burn took place during the day Tuesday in Habersham County. According to an announcement received from the Forestry Commission on Tuesday afternoon, the controlled burn was expected to spread smoke over Stephens, Habersham, Rabun, Franklin, and […]

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Hart Co. Charter System Receives National Accreditation

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Hart County Charter School System is the recipient of an AdvancED School System Accreditation from the AdvancED Accreditation Commission. The national commission confers the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement accreditation seal. Hart County School Superintendent Jay Floyd said this means that the system and all of […]

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Corps Looking For Volunteers At Lake Hartwell

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said that advocates of Lake Hartwell seeking a volunteer opportunity are invited to apply for two positions at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hartwell Project site for the 2016 recreation season. According to the Corps, the volunteer positions available are for day use gatehouse attendants and in-campground cleanup assistants. Corps officials said the […]

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Gasaway, Wilkinson Recap Legislative Session

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Local leaders hear from state legislators on a wide array of topics at a legislative wrap-up. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Post-Legislative Breakfast event on Monday with 28th District State Representative Dan Gasaway and 50th District State Senator John Wilkinson. A large crowd filled the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room at the historic train depot in downtown […]

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Police Investigating Attempted Armed Robbery

Toccoa Police continue to investigate an attempted armed robbery last week behind a city business. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, two men were at the rear of the Sav-a-Lot store on Collins Road at 6:03 a.m. last Thursday unloading a dairy truck when a man walked up to them and allegedly attempted to rob them. “While they were […]

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Vehicle Fire Monday on Toccoa By-pass

A vehicle fire sends crews out to the Toccoa By-pass. The call went out during the 1 p.m. hour for Carnes Creek Volunteer Fire Department to respond to a vehicle fire on the By-pass in the area of Rock Road. Reports indicate that a vehicle was fully involved. While the incident did affect traffic on the By-pass for a time […]

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