Toast of Toccoa Coming Up

Plans are underway at Main St. Toccoa for the first annual “Toast of Toccoa.”  The event is coming up Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Doyle St. downtown. Toccoa Community Development Specialist Christian Hamilton said this new event replaces the Taste of Toccoa event of past years.  Hamilton said that unlike Taste of Toccoa, Toast of […]

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Ty Cobb Statue to be Unveiled May 21

CHARLES ROBERTSON, WLHR While the decision of where was answered two months ago for the Ty Cobb Statue, last night’s Royston City Council meeting answered the question of when. After some discussion in Tuesday night’s meeting of when to unveil the newly acquired Ty Cobb Statue that will be placed in front of the Royston Library, a date and time […]

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Federal Tax Deadline Tomorrow

As a reminder, tomorrow, April 18 is the Federal Tax deadline. Those who haven’t applied for an extension, e-file or postmarked your individual tax returns, will need to do so by midnight tomorrow night. Usually on April 15, taxpayers have three extra days this year due to the 15th falling on a Saturday and today, the District of Columbia celebrates Emancipation […]

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DNR Looking for Feedback on Hunting Regulations

DNR is looking for public input on hunting regulations. Hunters and other interested citizens are being encouraged to review proposed hunting regulations for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 seasons and offer comments on the proposals. According to Tina Johannsen, Operations Manager with the Game Management Section, the purpose of hunting regulations is to manage renewable wildlife resources consistent with the scientific […]

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Drug Arrest in Habersham Co.

On Sunday, April 9,  a drug investigation involving the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office and the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office (ARDEO) led to the arrest of Christopher Kinney of Clarkesville, Georgia. The arrest resulted from a traffic stop that was conducted by the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office on a vehicle in which Kinney was a passenger. During the traffic stop, […]

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Special Events to be Held at Camp Toccoa for D-Day

June will bring another special event to the Toccoa area when Camp Toccoa at Currahee hosts a weekend of special events during D-Day weekend to honor the great American heroes that trained at Camp Toccoa. Stephens County Historical Society Executive Director Brenda Carlan told WNEG News about the event starting with the Currahee Mountain 10K Run/Walk. “We are going into our […]

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Hart Co. Humane Society to Host Dam Dog Walk

If you’re into keeping fit and you have a dog, you might want to pencil in this year’s annual Dam Dog Walk in Hartwell. Sponsored by the Hart County Humane Society, it’s coming up Saturday, April 29 from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Big Oaks Recreation area in Hartwell. Hart County Humane Society President, Donna Madkiff, said another aspect […]

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City Commission Approves Grant to Upgrade Schaefer Center

A resolution for a grant to continue upgrades to the Schaefer Center was approved by the Toccoa City Commission at their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday. City Manager Billy Morse said that the Appalachian Regional Commission has funds that are available to renovate several parts of the Schaefer Center. “The Appalachian Regional Commission, which we know as ARC, has funds […]

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