Toccoa Named Ga. Main Street “GEM”

The Toccoa Main Street program receives special recognition from the state of Georgia. Last week, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs announced that Toccoa is one of five Main Street programs to be named in the first class of the Georgia Exceptional Main Streets, or GEMS, program. Toccoa was selected along with Bainbridge, Greensboro, Rome, and Valdosta. These five cities […]

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Toccoa Commission Meets Today

Toccoa City Commissioners will start off their year with their first regularly scheduled meeting later today. City commissioners are set to meet at 5 p.m. today at Toccoa City Hall. First on the city commission’s agenda for 2014 is the election of a mayor and vice-mayor for the upcoming calendar year. City commissioners vote among themselves to choose a mayor […]

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Lavonia Industry Announces Expansion

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Lavonia industry is expanding. Last Thursday, Kautex officials announced the company will add another 95,000 square feet of warehouse space to its existing plant on Highway 17 South in what amounts to a $3.3 million investment. Kautex is a subsidiary of Textron, Inc., based in Bonn, Germany, and is considered one of the […]

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Stephens Co. School Superintendent Search Process Making Progress

The Stephens County Board of Education continues to move ahead with selecting the next Superintendent for the School System. Last Thursday, the school board met with the search firm helping it through the process of finding a replacement for Sherrie Whiten, who is retiring at the end of March. Representatives from the search firm, King-Cooper and Associates of Thomaston, Georgia […]

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Gasaway, Wilkinson Preview General Assembly Session

Local legislators take time to preview the upcoming Georgia General Assembly session. 50th District State Senator John Wilkinson and 28th District State Representative Dan Gasaway were in Toccoa Thursday for a Legislative Preview breakfast organized by the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce. Both Wilkinson and Gasaway said they expect a short session for many reasons, especially the prospect of a […]

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Mobile Workforce Training Unit in Toccoa Today

The Georgia Mountains Workforce Development Mobile Training Unit will stop in Toccoa today. It will be at the Toccoa-Stephens County Library on West Savannah Street in Toccoa from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. The mobile unit is an extension of the state’s one-stop workforce delivery system. The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission said the mobile unit provides computer/Internet access that […]

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Stephens Co. MLK Events Start Saturday

Activities in Stephens County to commemorate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are scheduled to get underway this weekend. Activities are set to begin on Saturday with an art contest at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Toccoa and the annual talent and fashion contest at 5 p.m. at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. Then […]

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Police Blotter

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Locust Street location onĀ  Tuesday in reference to a reported theft. According to the report on file, someone reported that a vehicle worth $1,000 was stolen from his front yard between 9 p.m. on Sunday and 9 a.m. on Monday. Meanwhile, the Sheriff’s Office also responded to Eastanollee School Road on Tuesday […]

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