Pinkerton Resigns from Stephens Co. BOE

Dr. Elizabeth Pinkerton is resigning from the Stephens County Board of Education. Pinkerton announced her immediate resignation in a letter that she released on Friday. She did not give a reason for why she has chosen to resign her seat and declined to comment further on the matter when contacted by WNEG. In the letter, which is addressed to the […]

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Toccoa City Commission Meets Today

Toccoa City Commissioners will get their calendar year underway later today with a host of meetings. First, the city commission is meeting for a planning meeting with department heads out at the Links Pro Shop starting at 11:30 a.m. During that planning meeting, department heads and city commissioners are set to discuss priority projects for the year ahead and also […]

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Main Street Toccoa Unveils Historic Plaque

Main Street Toccoa unveils the latest in this year’s series of historic plaques. On Thursday, local officials and others gathered at Feral on Doyle Street in downtown Toccoa to unveil this month’s plaque. The buildings that now house Feral originally housed Red Apple Grocery and Sears. According to Main Street Toccoa, the buildings were combined into one over the years […]

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Stephens Co. Relay for Life Kick-off on Tuesday

Stephens County Relay for Life will kick off its yearly campaign this week with an event. This year’s Relay for Life Kick-off is coming up on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Stephens County Senior Center on Rose Lane in Toccoa. Proceeds from the Relay for Life benefit the American Cancer Society. American Cancer Society Stephens County Community Manager Cameron […]

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Gasaway, Wilkinson Preview Legislative Session

Local state legislators say education and casino gambling will be among the top issues that legislators under the Gold Dome will cover this year. 50th District State Senator John Wilkinson and 28th District State Representative Dan Gasaway both met with local leaders on Thursday at the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room in downtown Toccoa to preview the legislative session. Gasaway said […]

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MLK Events Start This Weekend in Toccoa

Events this month for the 25th anniversary celebration of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Stephens County start this weekend. The first event is the annual art contest. That will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Then on Saturday at 5 p.m., the annual talent and fashion show will take place at […]

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Franklin Co. Commission To Keep Samuels As County Attorney

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County Commissioners will keep the Samuels Law Firm as their county attorney for another year. At its meeting Monday evening, the Franklin County Commission voted to continue with Bubba Samuels as the county attorney after doing extensive research. In November, Franklin County Commission Chair Thomas Bridges asked that request for proposals be sent […]

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Collins’ Bill Gets Through House

A bill introduced by 9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins makes it through the House of Representatives. On Thursday, the House passed H.R. 712, Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act. Collins said the bill would end a practice known as “sue and settle” and bring transparency to the bureaucratic rulemaking process. According to Collins, “sue and settle” cases are […]

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