Toccoa Celebrates Arbor Day

Toccoa celebrates Arbor Day. The city held its annual Arbor Day program on Thursday at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. This year’s guest speaker was Tim Womick, who gave his presentation called “Trail of Trees.” Womick travels around the country talking about trees after having been inspired to do so after a visit to the Joyce Kilmer National Forest. […]

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New Hartwell Lake Cleanup Campaign Announced

A new clean-up campaign will look to revamp what used to be an annual Fall tradition by moving it to the Spring. This spring Hartwell Lake will host the annual cleanup initiative, called “Clean Up Green Up,” between April 18 and April 25, in conjunction with Earth Day. The clean-up previously was typically held in conjunction with National Public Lands […]

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Weather Related Announcements

MAJOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES Stephens County Schools — CLOSED TODAY Habersham County Schools — CLOSED TODAY; All staff report at 10 a.m.   OTHER SCHOOLS AND DAYCARES Currahee Academy — OPEN TODAY   OTHER ACTIVITIES Stephens Co. H.S. Varsity Soccer Games — CANCELLED Stephens Co. h.S. Varsity Baseball Game — CANCELLED VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Cold Air Remains In NE Ga.

Stephens County and northeast Georgia are waking up to bitter cold and wind this morning. A wind chill advisory remains in effect for the region until 1 p.m. today. According to forecasters with the National Weather Service, temperatures in the teens and 20s later today will combine with northwest winds of 10 to 15 miles per hour and gusts up […]

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Toccoa To Hold Arbor Day Program

Despite the bitter cold temperatures and wind outside, the city of Toccoa is thinking Spring today. The city of Toccoa will continue on and hold its annual Arbor Day ceremony today at 1 p.m. at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby says the program is free to attend and she encourages parents and […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Meeting Today

The Stephens County Board of Education will still hold its scheduled meeting today. That meeting is at 5 p.m. at the school system’s administrative offices on Mize Road. The Stephens County Board of Education did not hold its scheduled meeting on Tuesday due to the weather conditions. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Hudgens Offers Home Heating Safety Tips

With historic low temperatures expected across the state over the next several days, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens says Georgians need to remember some important home heating safety tips. Hudgens says people should keep portable space heaters, open fireplaces and wood stoves away from curtains, draperies, and other flammable material. Also, he says people should make sure heaters […]

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Couple from Normandy Visits Military Museum

A couple with a tie to current day Normandy, France and the owners of a piece of D-Day history visit Stephens County. David and Sue Chapman own a home in Normandy, France that served as the headquarters for Colonel Robert Sink, the leader of the “Band of Brothers” paratrooper unit that trained in Toccoa, right after D-Day in 1944. They […]

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Work To Restore Power Continues

A couple of hundred Georgia Power customers in Stephens County appear to still be without power this morning after the ice storm Monday night into Tuesday morning. According to information on the Georgia Power website, the main outage appears to be in the Martin area, where there are more than 100 outages, though scattered outages also remain in the Toccoa […]

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