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Festival of Trees Winner Announced

December 9, 2013
Festival of Trees Winner Announced

 Main Street Toccoa has announced the winner for this year’s Festival of Trees. It is the Concerned Citizens of Toccoa-Stephens County organization, said Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby. “There were 17 trees and they were all very beautiful,” said Crosby.  “We are very thankful for everyone that participated.” The Concerned Citizens group will...

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John Barge Visits Toccoa

December 9, 2013
John Barge Visits Toccoa

One of the candidates intending to challenge incumbent Governor Nathan Deal next year stops in Toccoa. State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge spoke with local residents at the Toccoa-Stephens County Airport on Saturday afternoon. Barge, a Republican, said he will challenge Deal for the party’s nomination for Governor. He said he feels there is...

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Toccoa Hosting Free Concert Friday at Schaefer Center

December 9, 2013

A foundation focused on artistic excellence and public outreach will bring a concert to Toccoa later this week. The Toccoa Main Street program is sponsoring the concert from the Piatigorsky Foundation on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Toccoa. Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby...

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Toccoa Commission Meets Today

December 9, 2013

The Toccoa City Commission will hold a regularly scheduled meeting later today.  It is their first regularly scheduled meeting for the month of December.  It will start at 5 p.m. at ToccoaCity Hall.  Prior to the meeting, city commissioners will gather for a work session at 3:30 p.m., also at ToccoaCity Hall.  Both are...

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DOT Announces Area Road Work

December 9, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced road work for this week in Stephens and surrounding counties, weather permitting. In Stephens County, a crew will inspect drainage pipes under State Route 365. Meanwhile in Franklin County, a crew will reset the grade of the shoulders alongside State Route 328 to ensure proper drainage from...

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Lavonia Cultural Center Director Resigns

December 9, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Director of the Lavonia Cultural Center has resigned. Lavonia City Manager Gary Fesperman said that Logan Davison informed the city of that decision on Wednesday morning. Davison was working under a one-year contract that expires at the end of December at a salary of $28,500.   Fesperman...

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SCHS Splits with Hart Co. in Hoops

December 7, 2013

The Stephens County basketball teams leave Hartwell with a split. Friday, the Indians and Lady Indians visited HartCounty for non-region games. In the girls’ game, Stephens County jumped out to a 15-4 first-quarter lead and led by as many as 26 points in beating the Lady Bulldogs 48-31. Lexie Cash led all scorers with...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Holds “Love Light” Ceremony

December 6, 2013
Stephens Co. Hospital Holds “Love Light” Ceremony

Stephens County Hospital kicks off its holiday season. The annual Love Light Tree Lighting Ceremony took place Thursday night in the hospital cafeteria. The ceremony is the culmination of the Hospital Auxiliary’s annual “Love Light” fundraising campaign. This is the first year for “Love Light” since the Hospital Auxiliary came under the banner of...

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Busy Holiday Weekend in Toccoa

December 6, 2013

A busy weekend of Christmas activities continues tonight in Toccoa. Downtown Toccoa will host its annual “Christmas Fest.” This year’s “Christmas Fest” will run from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown Toccoa. Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said this year’s “Christmas Fest” will have a number of things to do for all...

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Humane Shelter Has Record Month

December 6, 2013
Humane Shelter Has Record Month

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter has announced it had another record month for adopting and transferring out animals. The shelter reported this week that it saved 116 animals during the month of November, surpassing its previous best month of 88 animals in October. Humane Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said the shelter adopted out 50...

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  • November 14, 2014Holiday Tours at Hardman Farm State Historic Site
  • November 22, 2014Pittard Clinic is partnered with Toccoa Junior Women’s Club for a coat and food drive
  • November 23, 2014 1:00 pmSenior Citizens Dinner and Gospel Concert; Annual Sandra Harbin Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner and The Wen
  • November 24, 2014Revival
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