Toccoa Re-naming Drive After Emory Johnson

Toccoa is renaming a local drive after a late veteran. Tuesday, Toccoa City Commissioners voted unanimously to rename the driveway that serves the old Whitman Street Recreation Center as Emory Johnson Drive. City Manager Billy Morse said they are doing so after it was requested earlier this month by the Marine Corps League Currahee Mountain Detachment 1303. “That driveway also […]

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Stephens BOE Sets Meeting Dates, Times

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The Stephens County Board of Education sets its meeting schedule for 2016. Tuesday, the Board of Education approved 2016 meeting dates and times. Those regular school board meetings will remain on the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m., except for December 2016, which will be on the second Tuesday. Meanwhile, the school board’s work sessions and called meetings […]

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Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner This Weekend in Toccoa

An annual Pre-Thanksgiving tradition takes place this weekend. The men of Friendship Baptist Church will sponsor their 20th annual Sandra Harbin Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner for Senior Citizens on Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Toccoa-Stephens County Boys and Girls Club on Whitman Street in Toccoa. Co-organizer Randolph Sherman said they are looking forward to marking 20 years of this dinner this […]

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Forest Service Soon Starting Prescribed Burns

Pending favorable conditions, fire managers on the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests will soon begin the prescribed burns they say are essential to improving wildlife habitat and maintaining a healthy forest. Approximately 32,000 acres across the Forests may be treated through fire from mid-November 2015 through mid-May 2016. Forest Service officials say one of those burns will be located in the Stephens […]

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E.O. Potluck Dinner Tonight

The Evan Oglesby Foundation is hosting a Community Potluck Dinner tonight from 6 to 7:30 p.m. to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday at its facility on Pond Street in Toccoa. There is no charge to attend, but people attending are asked to bring a dish to share. For more information or to RSVP, call 404-969-5334.

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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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