Toccoa Approves FY 16 Budget

The city of Toccoa has its budget in place for Fiscal Year 2016. Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously approved the budget for next fiscal year at their meeting Monday. Toccoa’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget totals just under $36.2 million and includes no change in the millage rate for city property owners and no change in utility rates for city water and […]

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More Details Released on Martin Accident

The Georgia State Patrol is releasing more information about an accident that injured a pedestrian in Stephens County over the weekend. It occurred on Georgia Highway 17 in the Martin area, near the Stephens County-Franklin County line, just after 9 p.m. on Sunday. Toccoa GSP Post Commander Chad Johnson said a 2014 Nissan Sentra, driven by 24-year-old Savannah Renea Woods […]

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Ty Cobb Officials Outline Sale to St. Mary’s

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Ty Cobb Healthcare officials said they had no choice but to sell the Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center to St. Mary’s Healthcare System. That was the message at a state-required public hearing on the proposed sale last Thursday. Ty Cobb CEO Greg Hearn said during the hearing that the hospital had been losing money […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

Stephens County Commissioners will consider a motion today to set up a short-term recycling location and solution as work continues on a long-term solution. The Stephens County Commission meets at 8:30 a.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. During the meeting, county commissioners are scheduled to consider a motion to authorize staff […]

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State Baseball Playoffs Continuing

Two Region 8-AAAA teams remain alive in the state baseball playoffs. Buford and North Hall will play in the quarterfinal round scheduled to start today. Region 8-AAAA champion Buford will play Region 4-AAAA champion Locust Grove at Locust Grove. Meanwhile, Region 8-AAAA runner-up North Hall will be on the road as well, facing Region 5 champion Whitewater. The other quarterfinal […]

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SCSO, Drug Task Force Announce Arrests

Two separate drug investigations in Stephens County lead to multiple drug arrests. First, agents of the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office, the Georgia Department of Corrections Canine Unit, and the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office arrested numerous individuals on May 1. Authorities said that 35-year-old Brandy Handberry and 42-year-old Robert Handberry, both of Toccoa, were arrested and charged with Possession of […]

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Stephens Co. Special Olympics Holds Spring Games

Stephens County Special Olympians take to the field. The annual Stephens County Special Olympics Spring Games took place Friday at the Stephens County High School football stadium. Athletes from all over the county gathered to compete in a number of events and also enjoy other activities. Stephens County Special Olympics Local Coordinator Kevin Phillips said that everything went well on […]

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“A Taste of Toccoa” Award Winners Announced

Main Street Toccoa has recognized the winners of this year’s “A Taste of Toccoa” awards. The 25th annual “Taste” took place last Saturday in downtown Toccoa. Friday, Main Street handed out the awards in an event at Toccoa City Hall. Award winners are as follows: Best Representation of Business First Place: Victoria’s Sweet Treats Second Place: Meat’n in the Middle […]

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TFC Baseball Finishes Second in Region

The Toccoa Falls College baseball team will now wait to see if it makes the NCCAA World Series after falling just short of an automatic bid at the region tournament. Last Thursday through Saturday, the Toccoa Falls Screaming Eagles traveled to Palm Beach Atlantic University to participate in the NCCAA South region tournament. With an automatic bid to the NCCAA […]

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