Work Resumes On Downtown Building

A local building owner has resumed work on his building. The Toccoa Planning Office said that it has granted a building permit for work on the inside of the former Green’s Department Store at 26 Doyle Street. In addition, painting has taken place on the front of the building. That building, owned by Robert Crumley, had received a cease and […]

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Concert to Benefit Humane Shelter

A concert coming up next month will help raise money for the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter. The animal shelter is presenting an Elvis Tribute Artist Concert on September 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Stephens County High School’s Tugaloo Center for the Performing Arts in Toccoa. This concert will star Cody Ray Slaughter with the David Fontana Band. Peggy Chambers with […]

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Red Rage Tonight At Reservation

The public is invited to come out tonight and help Stephens County High School get ready for the upcoming football and Fall sports season. Tonight is the annual “Red Rage” pep rally at the Reservation. Stephens County High School Cheerleading Coordinator Cathy Thornton said the high school is looking forward to a fun night. “Middle school will be coming over,” […]

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SCHS Softball Picks Up Non Region Win

Stephens County High School’s varsity softball team is back on the winning track. Wednesday, the Lady Indians upended the East Hall Vikings 4-3 in extra innings. Karly Smith had a walk off single to drive in the winning run for the Lady Indians in the bottom of the eighth inning. Peyton Terrell also had a double and an RBI and […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Approve Bids for Road Work

Stephens County is ready to move forward with miles of street re-surfacing. On Tuesday, the Stephens County Commission unanimously voted to award two bids for street re-surfacing to C.W. Matthews, Inc. One bid is for $1,575,608.61 and includes just over 20 miles in roads, while the other bid is for $172,257.20 for the re-surfacing of Memorial Drive between the Toccoa […]

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Stephens Co. Approves Bids for Fire Station Buildings

Stephens County is also putting everything in place to move forward with construction on three new volunteer fire department stations in the county. Tuesday, county commissioners unanimously approved motions to award the plumbing contract and the construction of the fire station buildings and concrete flooring. Haygood Plumbing and Associate, Inc. received the plumbing contract at a cost of $6,100 per […]

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County Waives Building Permit Fees; Grants E911 Address Variance

Stephens County Commissioners will waive building permit fees for a local company expanding its facilities. Tuesday, the county commission unanimously voted to waive around $39,000 in building permit fees for ASI related to its expansion in the Meadowbrook Industrial Park. County officials note that as part of that expansion, ASI donated its current Highway 123 plant that it will be […]

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SCHS Volleyball Update

Stephens County High School’s varsity girls’ volleyball team picks up two more wins in a busy week last week. First on August 18, the Lady Indians hosted West Hall and East Jackson in a tri-match. The Lady Indians lost both matches, falling to both teams in straight sets. Then on August 20, the Lady Indians traveled to East Hall to […]

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Second Cruz Thomas Memorial Ride Planned

By WLHR Radio, Lavonia Plans are coming together for the Second Annual Cruz Thomas Memorial Ride in remembrance of the late Cruz Thomas, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy and son of Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas killed in a crash on Interstate 85 back in May 2014. Bettie Grizzell is organizing this event and she says all of the funds […]

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