State To Talk Tourism in Toccoa

State officials are headed to Toccoa this month to talk tourism with local leaders. The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism division has announced that a Tourism Product Development Resource team will visit Toccoa on March 7 and 8. According to state officials, Georgia Tourism’s resource team is a statewide initiative that provides communities with the resources needed to identify […]

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Toccoa Tables Taxicab Ordinance Change Proposal

The city of Toccoa tables proposed changes to its taxicab licensing ordinance. On Monday, the city commission took up a proposal for amendments to Toccoa’s Taxicabs Business License Ordinance. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that they are proposing several changes to the ordinance. “The most significant changes are the requirement of a mandatory vehicle inspection, an illuminated taxicab marker […]

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Stephens Co. Denies Road Maintenance Request

A Lake Harbor Shores resident is trying to get three roads in that community taken over by the county so as to have easier access to city water. Donald Maule appeared before Stephens County Commissioners on Tuesday. He is requesting that the county add Tomahawk Trail, Apache Trail, and Navahoe Trail to the county road maintenance system. Maule said this […]

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Storms Rush Through Stephens Co., NE Ga.

Storms move through Stephens County, bringing wind, rain, and hail. The storms moved through the region Wednesday evening, bringing heavy rain and high winds. Along with that, reports of hail came in from throughout the county, with some areas reporting up to quarter-size hail and marble-size hail. There were also some scattered power outages throughout the area, reported in Stephens […]

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Powell Named to Committee

By Charles Robertson, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Northeast Georgia state legislator is now serving on a national committee. State Representative Alan Powell has been chosen by State House Speaker David Ralston to serve on the National Conference of State Legislatures Natural Resources and Infrastructure Committee, or NCSL. NCSL is a nationwide bipartisan organization that seeks to: 1. Improve the quality […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Approves Poultry House Requests

Stephens County Commissioners will allow a plan for eight poultry houses on a Freeman Creek Road property to move forward. Tuesday, county commissioners approved a re-zoning request for William Hutto at 140 Freeman Creek Road to re-zone the land Agriculture Intensive, a conditional use permit to allow the poultry farm operation, and a variance request to allow two of the […]

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City Applying For Another Schaefer Center Grant

The city of Toccoa is seeking more grant funds to help pay for the next phase of renovations at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. On Monday, the city commission unanimously approved a resolution for a USDA Rural Business Development Grant application. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that this money would help with the work that is planned next […]

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Collins’ Bill Passes House

A bill put forward by 9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins moves through the House. This week, House Resolution 1033, the Open Book on Equal Access to Justice Act, passed in the House with what Collins termed as widespread bipartisan support. Collins said he sponsored the bill in order to increase transparency among federal agencies as they apply the Equal […]

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Pre-K Registration Starting in Stephens Co.

Pre-K Registration starts today in the Stephens County school system. It will be held from today through Friday, March 24, 2017. A child must be 4 years of age on or before September 1, 2017 to register for Pre-K. Pre-K classes are determined by lottery and notifications will be made around April 15, 2017. Children registering in district will be […]

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