TOCCOA, Ga. (AP) The U.S. Department of Commerce is investing $1.42 million to upgrade Toccoa's water and sewer system in hopes that the improvements will encourage economic growth. <br />
Officials said Wednesday that upgrading the infrastructure is expected to serve local manufacturing businesses including an automotive parts company and help the area attract new investment and jobs. <br />
The investment is being made by the U.S. Economic Development Administration. This branch of the Department of Commerce is responsible for investing in economically distressed areas to create jobs. <br />
With the Memorial Day holiday weekend approaching, the Afternoon News Wrap called upon Capt. Zach Brackett of Hall County Fire Services and Dr. Tawanna Strauther of the Northeast Georgia Physicians Group for some tips and tricks to help keep you safe if you plan on firing up the grill or barbecue.