Distracted Driver Causes Wreck Leading to Injury

An accident on Saturday left four people injured. It occurred shortly after noon at the intersection of Georgia 17 and Memorial Drive. According to the Toccoa Post of the Georgia State Patrol, Marcus Henry Disspain was distracted by electronic communications and failed to yield right of way. Disspain was life flighted to Northeast GA Medical Center with injuries to the […]

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“Toast of Toccoa” Deemed a Success

Mainstreet Toccoa hosted the inaugural “Toast of Toccoa” this past Saturday. Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby says that the event was a success, averaging about 4-5,000 visitors. The event was a mixture of art as well as a beer and wine festival, including four wineries and eight different types of beer. According to Crosby, most of the artists at the event […]

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Perdue Farms Recalling Fully Cooked Organic Italian Style Chicken Sausage

Perdue Farms is recalling 2,148 pounds of fully cooked organic Italian style chicken sausage because of some of the packages could contain pieces of plastic. The sausage is packaged under the PERDUE® HARVESTLAND® brand. Packages of the Harvestland Italian chicken sausage have a “Best if Used By” date of 6/25/2017. Company officials say an investigation determined a pair of safety […]

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Representative Collins Supports Rescinding GIPSA Rules

U.S. Representative Doug Collins is joining members of the Georgia Congressional Delegation in sending a bipartisan letter to new U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, urging him to rescind the  Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration or “GIPSA” rules issued in the eleventh hour of the Obama Administration. The letter was sent to Perdue on Friday. Collins and other […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital Signs Bond Resolution

Stephens County Hospital Authority signs a bond resolution yesterday. The two bond issues include a nine and a half million dollar tax exempt bond, and a taxable five and a half million dollar bond for a total of fifteen million. Stephens County Hospital Administrator Lynne Anderson explained. “The Hospital Authority had been planning to issue some bonds that would give […]

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Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive this Saturday

It’s time for the Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive this Saturday, May 13.  Letter carriers from Martin, Eastanollee and Toccoa will collect non-perishable food items for the Stephens County Food Bank.  Now in its 25th year, the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is the largest food drive in the nation collecting over 80 million pounds last year. Michael Waddell […]

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American Health Care Act Passed Yesterday

Yesterday in Washington, The House passed H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The bill repeals the individual and employer mandates of 2010’s Affordable Care Act as well as $1 trillion in Obamacare taxes. Congressman Doug Collins released the following statement in response to the bill’s passage yesterday evening. “For seven years, I have watched Obamacare afflict my neighbors […]

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Lavonia Officer Honored for Saving Victim

Lavonia Officer Honored for life saving heroics. In Monday Night’s meeting of the Lavonia City Council, Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle honored Lt. Scott Stowe with the Lavonia PD Life Saving Medal. Stowe was given the award for his actions while on patrol on March 10 of this year said Carlisle during his presentation. “Upon your arrival, you immediate recognized […]

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