NGTC Horticulture Students Take Trip

Some area students get a behind-the-scenes look at horticulture work at Disney World. A group of North Georgia Technical College horticulture students recently returned from a hands-on, behind-the-scenes horticulture field trip to Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida. North Georgia Technical College Horticulture Instructor Craig Thurmond hosted the trip and explained that the tour of the grounds at Disneyworld demonstrated the many […]

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City Sends Out Letter on Downtown Parking

The city of Toccoa is asking residents, property owners, and business owners in the immediate downtown area to leave on-street parking spaces available for visitors to the downtown. Toccoa Main Street Director Connie Tabor said a letter went out from the city to those individuals last week detailing the request. The letter asks residents, business owners, and employees to park […]

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Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick says jurors who received a summons for Monday in Stephens County do not need to report on Monday. However, those jurors should call 706-282-1111 after 5 p.m. on Monday for further reporting instructions for the rest of this week. 706-282-1111 is the number listed on the jury summons.

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Ga. DNR Unveils Coyote Challenge

By Charles Robertson, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Georgia DNR is looking to cull the coyote population across the state. DNR has just launched their new coyote challenge program, said Corporal Craig Fulghum of DNR law enforcement division. “We have just unveiled the Georgia Coyote Challenge, and it goes from March through August, and this is a new program that we’re trying, […]

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Collins Introduces Drug Pricing Transparency Bill

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins is introducing a bill he said he will help with drug pricing transparency. Last week, Collins introduced H.R. 1316, the Prescription Drug Price Transparency Act. Collins said the bill is designed to protect taxpayers and the community pharmacists who serve them by requiring greater transparency from pharmacy benefit managers, or PBMs. According to Collins, […]

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Toccoa Unveils Newest Historic Plaque Downtown

The fifth historic plaque in the 2016-2017 series of plaques dedicated to downtown buildings was unveiled on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 5 p.m., at Master’s Touch Artworks, located at 36 West Doyle Street. This plaque celebrates the history of Green’s Bargain Annex. Serving as an accessory to Green’s already successful department store, the Bargain Annex was added on to […]

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Community Remembers Evelyn Gaines

A community is remembering long-time WNEG Radio and TV co-owner Evelyn Gaines this week. She passed away Tuesday night at the age of 88 years old. David and Michelle Austin worked for the Gaines family for many years at the TV and the radio station. “We had a lot of fun at the station,” said Michelle Austin. “Everybody there was […]

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Ivey Back From Presidential Address

Toccoa resident Brittany Ivey is back from Washington, D.C. after hearing President Donald Trump’s speech to a joint session of Congress. Ivey said it was a humbling experience to sit in the Capitol building on Tuesday night to hear that speech and see everything that took place. “The experience was surreal,” said Ivey. “That is the best way I know […]

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Lightwire Theater Comes To Toccoa

A special performance takes the stage this weekend at the Ritz Theatre at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. Lightwire Theater is in town to perform its rendition of “The Ugly Duckling” tonight and on Saturday. Based out of New Orleans, Lightwire Theater is a theatrical performance that uses music, lights, and dance to tell its story. The performers all […]

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