Local Church Destroyed By Fire

A fire over the weekend destroys a Stephens County church. The fire occurred at the New Day Worship Center Sunday night, according to posts on the church’s Facebook page. That church is located on County Farm Extension Road, in the area of Scenic Drive and the Stephens County Jail. Posts on the church’s Facebook page also say that the building […]

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SCDA Wins Deal of the Year for NIFCO KTW

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Toccoa and Stephens County receive an award for the deal that brought NIFCO KTW to the community. Monday, the Georgia Economic Developers Association recognized the Stephens County Development Authority with its “Deal of the Year” award for small communities for the agreement that was put together to bring the German company to Stephens County. Local officials were on hand to […]

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Two Boards Meeting Today

Two local boards are meeting later today. First, the Toccoa City Commission is meeting today at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. City commissioners had voted previously to move their second monthly meeting up from next Monday to today in order to move it farther away from the Thanksgiving holiday. On today’s meeting agenda for the Toccoa City Commission, the […]

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Collins: Suspend Admission of Syrian Refugees

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins has called on the U.S. government to suspend admission of Syrian refugees along with refugees of other countries ruled by terrorist organizations until a rigorous screening process is put in place. Collins said that while there are an extraordinary number of men, women, and children from the Middle East who are being forced to […]

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SCMS Basketball Opens Season

Stephens County Middle School starts its basketball season. Last Friday, all four middle school teams faced Banks County. The 7th grade girls’ team won 48-26. Tynajiah Eades had 19 points and Breanna Taylor had 18 points for Stephens County, while Lindsay Moore and Ranajah Verdell each had 4 points. The 7th grade boys’ team lost to Banks County, 39-20. Gavin […]

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Martin Provides Update on Local Projects

There is good news regarding industries that have announced their move to Stephens County in recent months. Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin said that progress is being made by both Nifco KTW and Sark Wire. “Nifco KTW is about a month ahead of schedule and Sark Wire is going to turn on its machines for the first […]

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Nobody Hurt in Friday Fire

Nobody is hurt after a fire at a mobile home in Stephens County on Friday. Both the Tates Creek and the Carnes Creek Volunteer Fire Departments were called out to a mobile home on Ayersville Road Friday at about 6:30 a.m. According to Tates Creek Fire Department Chief Stuart Gaines, the home was a total loss due to the fire. […]

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Toccoa Native Leading GEMC

A native of Toccoa is the new head of Georgia EMC. Last week, the Board of Directors for Georgia EMC named Dennis L. Chastain as the association’s next president/CEO. He will succeed A. Paul Wood effective on January 1, 2016. The company says Chastain brings more than 28 years of experience to Georgia EMC, currently serving as senior vice president. […]

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