Toccoa Police Make Drug Arrest

Toccoa Police say one man faces drug charges after a traffic stop earlier this month. Chief Tim Jarrell said that 20-year-old Aahlijah Shakur Drinkard was arrested on November 10 for Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Drug Related Items, and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime. Jarrell said that it all started when […]

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Hospital Approves Project Financing

Stephens County Hospital is borrowing money to help finance two ongoing projects. Monday, the Hospital Authority voted unanimously to borrow $1 million from South State Bank with a 10-year repayment term to finance the ongoing expansion project at the Wilkinson Center and also to borrow up to $400,000 from South State Bank to help with the purchase of the former […]

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Drier Day Expected Today in Toccoa

A drier day is expected today after a night of heavy rain. In the last 24 hours, downtown Toccoa received 2.93 inches of rain. About two inches of that fell in a two-hour period between 6 and 8 p.m. Wednesday. .28 inches fell in the 24 hours before yesterday morning, giving downtown Toccoa over 3 inches of rain in the […]

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TFC Sports Update

At Toccoa Falls College, cross country and volleyball wrapped up their seasons while the men’s and women’s basketball teams have gotten their season underway. The cross country teams participated at the NCCAA Division II national meet on November 14 in Houghton, New York.  The TFC women’s 5k was led by Jamie Smith, who placed 11th out of the 43 competitors.  Katie Zimmerman finished […]

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Fire Cause Still Undetermined; Not Suspicious

Authorities said that they are still investigating to try and figure out exactly what caused Sunday night’s fire at the New Day Worship Center in Toccoa. The State Fire Marshal’s Office says that the origin and the cause of the fire both remain undetermined. However, the fire marshal’s office does say that the fire is not considered suspicious in nature […]

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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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