Fry Named Toccoa Mayor for 2014

Gail Fry will serve as Mayor for Toccoa in 2014. Monday, the city commission unanimously voted to have Fry take over as Mayor for the next 12 months. The commission selects a mayor and vice-mayor from among itself each year. Fry said she looked forward to serving as Mayor. “We have a great commission,” said Fry.  “I have lived here […]

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Savannah Lane, Part of Adjacent Alley to be Abandoned

Toccoa City Commissioners make the final decision to abandon Savannah Lane and part of an adjacent alley. Commissioners once again heard the final reading of that proposed abandonment Monday. The First United Methodist Church requested the abandonment, stating that they own all of the property around what is proposed to be abandoned and would like to have the area available […]

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Ga. Trust Receives Grant for Work at Travelers’ Rest

A local historic site will receive funding to help with rehabilitation and maintenance efforts. The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation announced recently that the Terrell Family Foundation, a Georgia based non-profit organization, has awarded a $4,000 grant to the Georgia Trust to go towards work at Travelers Rest State Historic Site. Travelers Rest was placed on the Georgia Trust’s list […]

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DOT Announces Road Work Schedule

The Georgia Department of Transportation is announcing its road work schedule for the upcoming week in Stephens and surrounding counties. In Stephens County, a crew will inspect drainage pipes under State Routes 328 and 17. Moving to Franklin County, a crew will trim the vegetation in the rights of way and mow the slopes alongside State Route 326. In Habersham […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

The Stephens County Commission will get its year started with a meeting this morning. County commissioners are meeting at 8:30 a.m. today for their first regularly scheduled meeting of 2014. The meeting will take place in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Stephens County Commissioners will start with a work session at 8:30 a.m. […]

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Toccoa Boil Water Advisory Lifted

  The city of Toccoa boil water advisory is over.   Toccoa city officials lifted the advisory Saturday afternoon.   The city said that at about 1 p.m. Saturday, the city notified the Georgia Environmental Protection Division that all water system samples tested negative for harmful bacteria.   That means none was found and as a result, the EPD authorized […]

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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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