Stephens Co. To Work Towards Re-instating Recycling

Weeks after Stephens County had recyclable collection bins removed from its convenience sites, county commissioners decide to work towards making recycling available once again for county residents. At its last meeting, the county commission voted unanimously that county convenience sites would no longer separate out recyclable items from household garbage at the county’s convenience sites starting on April 1. As […]

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County Calls for Litter Clampdown

Stephens County Commission Chair Dennis Bell says that the county needs to clamp down on litter. Bell spoke on the topic during Tuesday’s county commission meeting. He says he has talked with the sheriff and others about the matter and asked to put a letter out on behalf of the county addressing the matter. In a letter issued by the […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Issues Letter of Support for Veterans Office

The Stephens County Commission weighs in on the temporary closure of the Toccoa Department of Veterans’ Services office. County commissioners sent a letter to the department expressing the full support of the board for the Toccoa office. Last month, state officials said that the Toccoa office of the Georgia Department of Veterans Services closed in what they called a temporary […]

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SCHS Soccer Teams Kick Cancer, Split Doubleheader

Stephens County High School’s soccer teams come together to help kick cancer. Tuesday, both the Lady Indians and Indians wore pink jerseys in their soccer games against Region 8-AAAA opponent White County. It was the annual “Pink Game” to promote cancer awareness. Stephens County Boys’ Soccer Coach Derek Demmler said that they had a good crowd turn out to both […]

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SCHS Baseball Tonight Now Home Against Monroe Area

There is a schedule change on Stephens County High School Indian baseball. Tonight’s Stephens County High School baseball game against Monroe Area High School has been switched and will now be played tonight in Toccoa. Friday’s game will now be played at Monroe. First pitch tonight between the Indians and the Purple Hurricanes is still set for 5:55 p.m. Meanwhile, […]

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Lake Hartwell Spring Clean-up Scheduled

Meanwhile, Lake Hartwell is also gearing up for some Spring cleaning. A Lake Hartwell cleanup initiative, “Clean Up, Green Up”, is occurring from April 18 to April 25. The Savannah District Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Lake Office and the Lake Hartwell Association are collaborating on this effort. The Corps said that the campaign serves as a “spring cleaning” of the shoreline and islands. In keeping […]

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Morse Gets Contract Extension

Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse receives a contract extension. Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners voted unanimously to extend Morse’s employment agreement with the city for another two years through October 1, 2017. Mayor Terry Carter said that he and the commission appreciate the fine work that Morse has done since returning to the city manager’s post in 2013. “Billy has done […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

Stephens County Commissioners are slated to possibly again discuss convenience site recyclables at their meeting later today. The Stephens County Commission is scheduled to meet at 8:30 a.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Listed on today’s agenda is “Discussion of Convenience Site Recyclables.” Last month, the Stephens County Commission unanimously passed […]

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