TCC, City DDA Meet for Work Session

Toccoa City Commissioners look at the year ahead in downtown Toccoa with the city’s Downtown Development Authority. The two boards met for a joint work session last Monday. Joining the boards was Georgia Department of Community Affairs Office of Downtown Development Director Billy Peppers. He said that small businesses and downtown can have more economic impact than some people understand. […]

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May 26 Now School Make-up Day in Stephens Co.

The Stephens County School System is setting a second make-up day to recoup time lost to winter weather. School is already scheduled today as the system’s first make-up day. Now, Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten said that students will also be in class on Monday, May 26. “That will make up two of nine days our students have missed […]

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Ayers Civil Trial Continues Tuesday

The civil trial taking place in connection to the 2009 shooting death of Lavonia pastor the Rev. Jonathan Ayers is scheduled to resume tomorrow. That’s according to the U.S. District Court Office in Gainesville. The trial only took place on Monday last week due to the winter storm that moved through north Georgia. Opening statements and testimony in the trial […]

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Franklin Co. Concerned About Jail Expansion Cost

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County Commissioners are balking at the proposed cost of expanding the Franklin County Detention Center. At its regular meeting earlier this month, the Franklin County Commission heard from architect Tom Wright of Wright, Mitchell & Associates. He said even with some trimming of the design, the total cost would now be somewhere around […]

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City To Put Pool Project Out to Bid

The city of Toccoa is putting the renovations at the Doyle Street Pool out to bid. City commissioners unanimously approved a construction schedule of activities at its meeting on Monday. Under that schedule, the pool and pool building will go out to bid this month, with bids being opened next month. In the meantime, city workers will do the necessary […]

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Crescent Service To Resume Today

Amtrak has said it will resume Crescent service between New¬†York and New Orleans today. That announcement was made in a press release Thursday evening. The Crescent had been cancelled the last two days because of the winter weather in the Southeast and along the East Coast. The Amtrak website does still list this morning’s southbound service as cancelled. It stops […]

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