Lake Hartwell Cleanup-Greenup Campaign Underway

The 2017 Lake Hartwell Cleanup-Greenup Campaign is underway. Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Lake Project and the Lake Hartwell Association are hosting the cleanup April 15-22. The cleanup is meant to act as a spring cleaning of the shoreline and islands. Dale Bowen, a natural resources specialist at Hartwell Lake said that the goal is to […]

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Toccoa-Stephens Co. Chamber of Commerce to Host Post-Legislative Coffee

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Post-Legislative Coffee tomorrow morning beginning at 8 a.m. in the Mitchell-Allen Room at the Stephens County and Currahee Military Museum. Those scheduled to speak about that learned during the recent legislative session include State Senator John Wilkinson, Representative Dan Gasaway, and Joel Katz-deputy Chief of Staff for U.S. Senator Doug […]

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Superintendent Randall to be Keynote Speaker at Franklin Chamber Quarterly Luncheon

ANDREW HORNICK Superintendent Randall will be the keynote speaker at the Franklin Chamber Quarterly luncheon. Randall said he will address several topics. “Each year the Chamber of Commerce sponsors a quarterly luncheon that focuses on education in Franklin County so the school system. I’ll be talking about the school system achievement with our students,” said Randall. “We’ll also be talking […]

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GA Power Warning Customers of Scammers

Georgia Power is issuing a renewed warning of scam artists attempting to defraud both business and residential customers over the phone.  Company officials say scam artists are calling customers posing as Georgia Power employees. They then threaten customers with disconnection unless they pay immediately by providing the scammer with their credit card information or purchase a pre-paid debit card and […]

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Toast of Toccoa Coming Up

Plans are underway at Main St. Toccoa for the first annual “Toast of Toccoa.”  The event is coming up Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Doyle St. downtown. Toccoa Community Development Specialist Christian Hamilton said this new event replaces the Taste of Toccoa event of past years.  Hamilton said that unlike Taste of Toccoa, Toast of […]

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Ty Cobb Statue to be Unveiled May 21

CHARLES ROBERTSON, WLHR While the decision of where was answered two months ago for the Ty Cobb Statue, last night’s Royston City Council meeting answered the question of when. After some discussion in Tuesday night’s meeting of when to unveil the newly acquired Ty Cobb Statue that will be placed in front of the Royston Library, a date and time […]

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Federal Tax Deadline Tomorrow

As a reminder, tomorrow, April 18 is the Federal Tax deadline. Those who haven’t applied for an extension, e-file or postmarked your individual tax returns, will need to do so by midnight tomorrow night. Usually on April 15, taxpayers have three extra days this year due to the 15th falling on a Saturday and today, the District of Columbia celebrates Emancipation […]

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