EPD/DNR Investigates Fish Kill in Indian Creek caused by Biofuel Plant Run-Off

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR The Georgia Environmental Protection Division is working with the Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division to investigate reports of a major fish kill in Indian Creek. According to complaint run off coming from the GRP Franklin Renewable Energy Facility on at 3465 Highway 198 in Carnesville has been leeching into the creek. John Maddox, State […]

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NOAA Issues Flash Drought Notice for Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Regions

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR The National Weather Service in conjunction with the National Oceanic Atmospheric Association has issued a Flash Drought notice for the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. According to NOAA, a flash drought is defned as an event with greater than or equal to two categories of degradation in a four-week period based on the U.S. Drought Monitor. Record-breaking […]

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NGPG Pediatrics cuts ribbon at new location

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated the new location of one of its members, NGPG Pediatrics, with a ribbon cutting ceremony. A large crowd gathered around as Dr. Michael Maley spoke about the new location. “By moving down here we’re able to keep, on one floor, well-visits and sick-visits, and that’s really nice. That’s one of the constraints […]

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9th District Opportunity invites low-income seniors to apply for home heating help

Stephens County low-income seniors age 65 and older can begin applying for help paying their heating bills on November 1. The Georgia Department of Human Services, through 9th District Opportunity in Gainesville, is helping to pay heating costs for low-income homes with either gas, propane, or electric heating. According to Ninth District Opportunity Program Director Brenda Dalin, one-time payments will […]

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Currahee Military Weekend is officially underway

The 19th annual Currahee Military Weekend officially starts today in Toccoa-Stephens County. According to Currahee Military Museum Director Brenda Carlin, this weekend will be filled with lots of events for history buffs and veterans to enjoy. The festivities are in full swing, following last night’s special pre-weekend show at the Historic Ritz Theatre with a performance by Joe Gransden. Gransden […]

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