Adams Building Supplies Holds Ribbon Cutting

A new building supply store opens its doors to the community. Adams Building Supplies had its Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting Thursday to celebrate its grand opening. This is the fourth location for Adams Building Supplies, as there are also stores in Hartwell, Abbeville, South Carolina, and Clinton, South Carolina. Toccoa Store Manager Rick Hackney said Adams is […]

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NGTC Holds NTHS Induction Ceremony

The National Technical Honor Society at North Georgia Technical College holds its induction ceremony to welcome a new class of members. At a special ceremony on the Clarkesville campus of North Georgia Technical College, 45 students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society last month. NTHS is America’s highest award for excellence in career and technical education. The mission […]

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Gasaway, Wilkinson Review Legislative Session

Local leaders receive an update on the recently completed state legislative session in Atlanta. 50th District State Senator John Wilkinson and 28th District State Representative Dan Gasaway appeared before local leaders at a Post-Legislative Coffee event Wednesday at the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room at the historic train depot in Toccoa. Gasaway said the session was a very difficult one for […]

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Main Street Toccoa Receives National Accreditation

Main Street Toccoa receives its national accreditation once again. Recently, the National Main Street Center announced that it has bestowed that accreditation upon Toccoa’s downtown program. Toccoa Community Planning and Downtown Development Director Connie Tabor says that Main Street Toccoa is evaluated annually for accreditation by the Georgia Downtown Association, which works in partnership with the National Main Street Center. […]

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Grant Award Could Bring Jobs

Stephens County and a local business are pursuing a grant that, if granted, would bring in more than 30 new jobs. Tuesday, the Stephens County Commission held a public hearing for the grant application being sought by Southeast Metals and Recycling. Southeast Metals and Recycling, which is looking to start up in the old Wabco plant on U.S. Highway 123, […]

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Stephens Co. To Work Towards Re-instating Recycling

Weeks after Stephens County had recyclable collection bins removed from its convenience sites, county commissioners decide to work towards making recycling available once again for county residents. At its last meeting, the county commission voted unanimously that county convenience sites would no longer separate out recyclable items from household garbage at the county’s convenience sites starting on April 1. As […]

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County Calls for Litter Clampdown

Stephens County Commission Chair Dennis Bell says that the county needs to clamp down on litter. Bell spoke on the topic during Tuesday’s county commission meeting. He says he has talked with the sheriff and others about the matter and asked to put a letter out on behalf of the county addressing the matter. In a letter issued by the […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Issues Letter of Support for Veterans Office

The Stephens County Commission weighs in on the temporary closure of the Toccoa Department of Veterans’ Services office. County commissioners sent a letter to the department expressing the full support of the board for the Toccoa office. Last month, state officials said that the Toccoa office of the Georgia Department of Veterans Services closed in what they called a temporary […]

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