Stephens Co. Commission Ratifies Millage Rates

Stephens County Commissioners ratify the millage rates for the county government and the school system. Tuesday, commissioners voted 3 to 1 to approve both the county government’s millage rate of 13.41 mills and the school system’s millage rate of 19.75 mills. Commissioner Michelle Ivester voted “no,” while Commissioner Dean Scarborough was not at the meeting. Ivester says she supported the […]

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WGTA-TV On Air

The former WNEG-TV is back on the air, but with new owners and new call letters. Recently, WGTA-TV returned to the airwaves, over the air on Channel 32. Currently, the station is airing three networks associated with Weigel Broadcasting, Heroes and Icons, Decades, and Movies!. Its operations are based out of Toccoa. Earlier this year, the University of Georgia announced […]

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Toccoa Re-names Golf Course; Sets Grand Opening

The city of Toccoa renames its city-owned golf course as it prepares to open the course in the coming months. Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously approved re-naming the course “The Links at Lake Toccoa.” Previously, the course had been known, among other things, as the Pines and Black Mountain Golf. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said re-naming the course gives […]

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Animal Shelter Overcrowded; Needs Community Support

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter continues to care for about 20 dogs seized from a Stephens County home last week. Authorities seized the dogs from a home on East Silver Shoals Road and charged the owner with multiple counts of animal cruelty. Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Executive Director Jeff Roberts said that those dogs remain in the care of the […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Meets Today

Stephens County Commissioners are meeting this morning for a regularly scheduled meeting. That meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Starting at 8:30 a.m., county commissioners will hold public hearings on amending the alcohol ordinance, as well as a public hearing on planning commission related issues. After the […]

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State 10-11 Little League Tourney Continues in Toccoa

Hart County falls out of the state 10 and 11-year-old state Little League baseball tournament in Toccoa. Monday, Hart County lost to Vine Ingle by a 14-1 score at the Doyle Street Park. That marks Hart County’s second loss, which eliminates them from the double-elimination tournament. Meanwhile, Vine Ingle will continue on to play Oconee County in another elimination bracket […]

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Bike Rides Come Through Toccoa

Two bike rides get started in Toccoa. On Friday, two bike rides made their way through Stephens County. First on Friday morning, the “Ride Strong” bike ride left the Paul Anderson Park and made its way to Vidalia, Georgia, 207 miles away. Duane Mahon and Gary Bellamy were the coordinators for “Ride Strong.” Mahon said the ride was a way […]

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