Main Street Unveils New Historic Plaque

Main Street Toccoa unveils its latest historic plaque. On Thursday, Main Street staff, city officials, and others gathered at Ginger and Company at 45 Doyle Street to dedicate the seventh of ten plaques in te 2015-2016 historic plaque series. City officials said that the building that Ginger and Company is located in originally housed the Clipper Barber Shop, which called […]

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Senior Center Honors Volunteers

The Stephens County Senior Center honors its volunteers. On Thursday, the Senior Center hosted its annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon. Stephens County Senior Center Director Lisa Thomas says they hold the lunch each year to show the center’s volunteers how much the center appreciates what they do. “The Senior Center could not do without them, especially our Meals on Wheels program,” […]

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Kokoon Homes Holds Ribbon Cutting

A local home builder shows off his new home. On Thursday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Kokoon Homes for its new facility off of Doyle Street in Toccoa. Local officials toured the plant with company staff and learned more about the services that the company offers. Kokoon Homes Owner Dave Rades said that his […]

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DOT Says 17 Widening Will Take Until Fall to Finish

It will be late Fall at the earliest before the entire Georgia Highway 17 widening project is complete. This week, the Georgia Department of Transportation provided updated projected completion dates for the two phases of the project to make Highway 17 four lanes from the Franklin County line to Memorial Drive in Toccoa. The northern end of the project, between […]

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Hospital Celebrates New Surgeons

Stephens County Hospital celebrates its new general surgeons. On Wednesday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting for the hospital’s general surgery practice, which opened a few months ago. Staffing the practice are Dr. Mark Herndon and Dr. Dearl Birdsong. Hospital Administrator Lynne Anderson said that they are well-trained general surgeons the hospital is thrilled to have on […]

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Toccoa Announces Plans for Georgia Cities Week

The city of Toccoa will host a special week of activities to celebrate Georgia Cities Week later this month. This year’s theme for Georgia Cities Week is “Go To Town.” Georgia Cities Week, sponsored each year by the Georgia Municipal Association, is designed as an opportunity to showcase and celebrate cities and the services they provide. Special events in Toccoa […]

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Hart EMC Starting on Summer Line Improvement Projects

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Hart EMC is working on two major line improvement projects this summer and one is already underway. In Franklin County, crews have been working along Highway 328, the Gumlog Road, switching out power poles. Hart EMC spokesman Keith Brown said crews are upgrading the power lines to accommodate more customers. “We’re upgrading the due […]

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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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