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Stephens Co. Postpones Vote on Shelter Funding

February 12, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners will wait until its next meeting to decide whether to provide additional funding to the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter for operations. Tuesday, county commissioners voted unanimously to postpone a vote on whether to provide an additional $73,000 or so in funding for shelter operations. Both the city of Toccoa and Stephens...

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Winter Storm Warning Tuesday PM Into Wednesday

February 11, 2014

The National Weather Service said this morning (Tuesday) that this winter event will be a two-round affair. A winter weather advisory is in effect from now until 6 p.m. tonight. Meanwhile, a winter storm warning is in effect starting at 6 p.m. tonight National Weather Service Meteorologist Harry Geripetritus said the area can expect...

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Toccoa Preparing for Winter Weather

February 11, 2014

The city of Toccoa is getting ready for whatever Old Man Winter has in store over the next couple of days. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that city staff and department heads are following the weather reports and getting everything in place. “Snow plows and sand trucks are ready,” said Morse.  “We have...

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Ga. DOT Watching NE Ga. Roads

February 11, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation is monitoring roads throughout the region. Spokesperson Teri Pope said crews are starting to get to work treating roads as snow falls and watching elsewhere. “They are monitoring conditions throughout the rest of the region,” said Pope.  “We are actively out there and if we are needed, we can...

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Toccoa Commission Approves FY 2015 Budget Calendar

February 11, 2014

With the current budget year over half finished, the city of Toccoa is starting to get ready for the next one. Monday, city commissioners approved a budget calendar for Fiscal Year 2015. The city must approve its Fiscal Year 2015 budget on or before June 30. Under the budget calendar approved Monday by commissioners,...

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Stephens Co. Commission Set To Meet Today

February 11, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners are scheduled to meet this morning for their first regularly scheduled meeting in about a month. Today’s Stephens County Commission meeting is set to start at 8:30 a.m. today at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Commissioners did not have their last meeting two weeks ago due to winter weather....

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Lady Indians Win Region Hoops Quarterfinal

February 11, 2014

The Stephens County Lady Indians are in to the state tournament and the Region 8-AAAA semi-finals. The fourth-seeded Lady Indians defeated fifth-seeded Lanier in Monday’s quarterfinal 54-36 at Lanier High School. Stephens County’s girls will now play Chestatee in the semi-finals. Chestatee is the top seed and defeated Monroe Area 53-27, in a report...

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Region 8-AAAA Basketball Tourney Starts Today; TODAY’S START TIME MOVED UP

February 10, 2014

The Region 8-AAAA basketball tournament is scheduled to get underway today at LanierHigh   School with quarterfinal action. Stephens County’s Lady Indians will play today at 3 p.m. in a quarterfinal game against Lanier. Meanwhile, the Indian boys will play Johnson in a quarterfinal game.  The boys’ game is scheduled for Tuesday at 7 p.m....

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SCDA Gets Good News On Sewer Expansion Grant

February 10, 2014

Toccoa and Stephens County remain in the running for a significant grant to help with a local water and sewer expansion project. Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin says that the Economic Development Administration has contacted the Development Authority to tell it that its grant application for funding to help install sewer...

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Herschel Walker Bringing Talent Competition to Toccoa

February 10, 2014
Herschel Walker Bringing Talent Competition to Toccoa

A Georgia football legend and former Heisman trophy winner is bringing his latest venture to Toccoa next month. Herschel Walker is coming to Toccoa’s Schaefer Center on March 1 to host “Herschel’s Raw Talent.” Walker said “Herschel’s Raw Talent” is a competition that merges a talent show with the power of online videos. “We...

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