Unemployment Rate in GA Mountains Region Down for March

The unemployment rate in the Georgia Mountains region, which includes Stephens and Franklin counties, was 4.2 percent in March, down from 4.4 percent in February.  State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said the rate declined because more people went back to work. Butler said however, the two biggest impacts on the unemployment numbers are the size of the labor force and […]

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Toccoa Planning Commission Meets Tonight

The Stephens County Planning Commission will hold their regular meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at the Stephens County Historical Courthouse Courtroom. Included on the agenda is a variance request on Walker Road that is Agricultural Residential to allow a second resident on the lot, and a variance request from ASI Southeast, Inc. on Clary Connector with a proposed action for […]

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Rotary Club to Host Annual Top 5 Banquet Tomorrow

The Rotary Club of Toccoa will host its annual Top 5 Banquet tomorrow evening at 6:00 p.m. at the Georgia Baptist Conference Center in Toccoa.  Those students earning the coveted Top 5 percent title will be recognized at the banquet. Stephens County High School graduating seniors in the Top Five percent of the graduating class are awarded a $1,000 scholarship […]

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Investigation into Death of Infant Closing

The Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney said it is closing the investigation surrounding the unfortunate and sad death of an infant last October. District Attorney George R. Christian issued a release on Friday announcing that the results of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation autopsy revealed that the noted cause of death from the autopsy of infant Lamar Joseph Robinson was […]

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Cornelia Bank Robber Identified

A suspect has been identified and warrants have been issued for the suspect identified in Wednesday afternoon’s bank robbery in Cornelia. According to Cornelia Police Chief Chad Smith the suspect has been identified as Michael Anthony Gordon, 47, from White County. Active warrants have been issued in Hall County on Gordon for robbing the United Community Bank in Clermont earlier […]

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Dam Dog Walk in Hartwell this Saturday

Just a reminder, if you’re into keeping fit and have a dog, you might want to pencil in this year’s annual Dam Dog Walk in Hartwell. It takes place Saturday and runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Big Oaks Recreation area in Hartwell. The Dam Dog walk involves walking with your pooch from the Big Oaks Recreation […]

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Visitors Touring Toccoa for Spring Ramble

Don’t be alarmed if you see some strangers wandering through downtown Toccoa and around neighborhoods this weekend. They are visitors to Toccoa taking part in this year’s Spring Ramble. Sponsored by the Georgia Trust for Preservation, this year visitors will be touring more than 50 historic homes and sites in Toccoa, Gainesville and Clarkesville over the weekend. Toccoa Main Street, […]

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