Stephens Co. Out of Exceptional Drought

A wet start to 2017 has improved drought conditions in Stephens County, according to the year’s first Drought Monitor report. That report, which was released last week, shows that Stephens County and all of north Georgia that was in “exceptional drought” has moved back into the second-worst level on the drought monitor, “extreme drought.” Stephens, Habersham, Banks, and Franklin counties […]

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Toccoa Commission Starts 2017 Today

Toccoa City Commissioners will get their new year started later today. The city commission will hold both a planning meeting and a regularly scheduled business meeting today. Today’s planning meeting is set to start at 11:30 a.m. at Ping’s Grill at the Links at Lake Toccoa golf course. During the planning meeting, the city commission is scheduled to hear from […]

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Toccoa Announces Downtown Window Contest Winners

The winners are in for this years Christmas Storefront Window Contest in downtown Toccoa. Main Street Toccoa announced the winners last week. First place went to CK Morgan & Company. Second place went to Victoria’s Sweet Treats. Third place went to Details Salon 73. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said they appreciate the participants and the voters. “We […]

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REINS Act Passes U.S. House

A bill championed by 9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins is moving on to the Senate. Last week, the House passed H.R. 26, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny, or REINS, Act by a vote of 237-187. The legislation would require that any major rules set forth by executive agencies be approved by both Congress and the […]

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Man Arrested on Multiple Charges In Franklin Co.

By WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said one person was arrested after what authorities called a three-county crime spree. Last Wednesday at about 10 p.m., agents of the North Georgia Drug Task Force and Franklin and Hart County Sheriff’s Office deputies were attempting to serve an outstanding felony warrant for an individual in Franklin Springs. Franklin County […]

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Gasaway, Wilkinson Preview Legislative Session

Local legislators preview the upcoming legislative session in Atlanta. 28th District State Representative Dan Gasaway and 50th District State Senator John Wilkinson stopped in Toccoa on Thursday to speak to local leaders and citizens about what they expect to see come up during the legislative session that is scheduled to start on Monday. Gasaway said healthcare is one of the […]

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SCSO Announces “Operation Zero Tolerance” Figures

Final numbers are in for the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office’s participation in Operation Zero Tolerance over the holiday period. The Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, participated in the annual “Operation Zero Tolerance” campaign from December 16, 2016 through January 4, 2017. During “Operation Zero Tolerance,” the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit conducted multiple […]

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