Toccoa HPC To Review Its Design Guidelines

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Toccoa’s Historic Preservation Commission will look at updating its rules and regulations. Last week, the HPC met with Joe Rothwell. He is the Historic Preservation Planner for the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission. Rothwell and the HPC talked about the board’s current guidelines and the opportunity to update them. Toccoa Community Development Director Connie Tabor said that the sides agreed to […]

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Coan To Swim This Week

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Local Paralympian McKenzie Coan will take to the water for her first two events in Rio this week. Opening ceremonies for the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janiero, Brazil are taking place today. Coan will swim in her first two events on Thursday and Friday. On Thursday, she will compete in the 100-meter backstroke event and then she will compete […]

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GSP Releases Final Holiday Traffic Stats

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The final traffic numbers are in for the Labor Day travel weekend on Georgia highways. According to the Georgia Department of Public Safety, 13 people were killed on Georgia highways over the 78-hour holiday period. That travel period started at 6 p.m. Friday and ended at midnight Monday. One of those traffic fatalities was in the Toccoa post coverage area […]

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Broadband Committee To Meet in Stephens Co.

A committee looking at high-speed broadband internet in the state of Georgia will meet in Toccoa next week. The Joint High-Speed Broadband Communications Access for all Georgians Study Committee is scheduled to hold its second meeting on Thursday, September 15 at 1 p.m. at the North Georgia Technical College Currahee Campus in Toccoa. Among the members of this committee is […]

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Lunch Honors Law Enforcement

With the anniversary of September 11th coming up this weekend, community leaders come together to thank local law enforcement. On Tuesday, the Toccoa Rotary Club, in partnership with WNEG Radio, held a luncheon for local law enforcement from the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office and the Toccoa Police Department at the Rotary Club’s weekly meeting at Gate Cottage on the campus […]

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Corps Announces Park Closing Schedule

The annual Fall park closing schedule is out for Hartwell Lake. Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released that schedule last week. According to the Corps, Coneross, Georgia River, Oconee Point, and Paynes Creek Campgrounds will close for the season on October 1. Crescent and Springfield Campgrounds will close on November 1. Finally, Twin Lakes and Watsadler Campgrounds […]

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Ga. DPS Updates Holiday Traffic Count

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As of last night, the Georgia Department of Public Safety says there had been 12 fatalities on Georgia highways during the Labor Day travel weekend. The travel weekend started at 6 p.m. on Friday and ended at midnight Monday. Final numbers for the travel weekend have not been released yet by the Department of Public Safety. The last report from […]

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BBB Warns of Election Season Scams

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As the presidential election season heats up, so does the risk of election-related scams. The Better Business Bureau of Northeast Georgia is warning people to be on the lookout for campaign donation fraud. Better Business Bureau Spokesperson Dottie Callina said that people need to be watching out for cons that prey on would-be political donors. “Because it is the biggest […]

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Chase In Habersham Ends In Arrest

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A chase out of metro Atlanta ends in Habersham county with an arrest. The Habersham County Sheriff’s Office said that on Saturday at 6:43 a.m., Habersham County Dispatch notified the on duty law enforcement, via radio to “Be On the Look Out” for a white Chevrolet pickup truck, with “Pepsi” written on it, traveling northbound on Georgia Highway 365. According […]

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DDA Approves Facade Grant

The Toccoa Downtown Development Authority approves a facade grant for a downtown building, but that grant is not as much as the developer wanted. Last month, the Toccoa DDA unanimously approved a total of $10,000 in facade grants for work on the exterior of the former Gold’s Gym building owned by Jimmy Harris. That is only a quarter of the […]

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