Stephens Co. Special Olympics Spring Games This Week

Stephens County’s annual Special Olympics event is coming up later this week. The actual games are Friday morning at the Stephens County High School football stadium. However, Stephens County Special Olympics Public Relations Chair Letty Beatty said that everything will actually kick off Thursday at 7 p.m. with a pep rally at the stadium. “We are so excited about kicking […]

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Sage Purchases Italian Company

A company with Stephens County connections has purchased another firm. GSA Business reported recently on its website that Sage Automotive Interiors has acquired Miko SRL. According to that report, Miko SRL is an Italian maker of suede-like automotive interior fabrics. The report said financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Sage CEO Dirk Pieper told GSA Business that Miko’s […]

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TFC Singing Men Perform At Turner Field

A group of local singers perform at Turner Field. The Toccoa Falls College Singing Men performed the National Anthem at last night’s Atlanta Braves game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Atlanta at Turner Field. This is not the first time they have sung the anthem at Turner Field, having performed it numerous times in years past. According to the college’s […]

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TFC Counseling Program Recognized

Toccoa Falls College receives recognition for its counseling program. In March 2015, the website, BestCounselingDegrees.com, published a ranking for the Top 25 Small Colleges for a Counseling Degree. The list was arranged by the overall undergraduate graduation rate with a counseling degree and TFC made the list. Toccoa Falls College officials said they are honored to have the school recognized […]

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“A Taste of Toccoa” Held Saturday

“A Taste of Toccoa” celebrates its 25th year. Saturday, a large crowd came to downtown Toccoa on a beautiful day to enjoy the annual culinary event. People tried different foods from a host of Stephens County restaurants and caterers, while enjoying entertainment and more. This was the first year that Main Street Toccoa held “Taste” on a Saturday. Main Street […]

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State Baseball Playoffs Underway

The state baseball playoffs are underway. First round games took place this past Friday and Saturday throughout the state. At the AAAA level, Region 8-AAAA teams split first-round series with teams from Region 7-AAAA in the best-of-three series. Region 8 champ Buford swept Heritage of Catoosa, while Region 8 runner-up North Hall swept Pickens. However, Region 8’s third-place team Madison […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

Stephens County Commissioners are expected to vote on whether to approve the issuance of $4.5 million in bonds in order to forward fund road work in the county at their meeting later today. The county commission is scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. County commissioners are […]

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Deputy Cruz Thomas Honored On Rolling Memorial

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A group known as the Blue Knights pays tribute to the memory of Franklin and Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy Cruz Thomas. Thomas was killed last May on I-85 while in pursuit of a speeding vehicle. During the chase, Thomas’ cruiser was cut-off by a truck that changed lanes causing him to lose control and […]

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Local Teachers Headed to Normandy This Summer With Grant

Two Stephens County High School teachers are headed overseas this summer thanks to a grant. Teachers Derek Demmler and Amanda Rogowski have received a Rural Teacher Global Fellowship sponsored by the Rural School and Community Trust. The goal of the fellowship is to create unique personal and professional development experiences for rural teachers. According to the trust, fellows design their […]

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SCDA Approves Lease for Possible Rail Spur

The Stephens County Development Authority is continuing to work to try to help a local business get off the ground. At its monthly meeting, the Development Authority board voted unanimously to approve a lease agreement with Southeast Metals and Recycling regarding a proposed rail spur. Southeast Metals and Recycling is looking to locate and open in the old WABCO building […]

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