Renovations Continuing At City-Owned Golf Course

Progress continues on re-opening the city-owned Pines golf course in Toccoa. The nine-hole course on Black Mountain Road has been closed since last summer. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that the renovations are proceeding right on schedule. “The existing equipment up there has been all refurbished,” said Morse. “We are in the process of getting some additional equipment needed. […]

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15 Killed on Ga. Highways Over Memorial Day Weekend

The Georgia Department of Public Safety has said 15 people were killed on the state’s highways over the Memorial Day holiday travel weekend. This year’s holiday travel period ran from 6 p.m. Friday through midnight Monday. One of those traffic fatalities was reported by the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol. Accessnorthga.com reported that a fatal accident took place […]

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Child Injured After Falling Into Pool in Banks Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Banks County authorities are continuing their investigation into how a 4-yr old child fell into a pool. According to Banks County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Sergeant Carissa McFaddin, it happened Monday afternoon at a home on Canter’s Run in Homer. McFaddin said it is not yet clear how the child ended up in the pool […]

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SCHS Holds Band, Auxiliary Awards Program

Stephens County High School band and auxiliary members gather to mark the end of another year. The Stephens County High School Band and Auxiliary held their annual awards ceremony last Tuesday night in the Tugaloo Center for the Perfoming Arts at the high school. Seniors were presented plaques. Stephens County High School Band Director Scott Wilcher said the seniors provided […]

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TFC Baseball Falls in NCCAA World Series Pool Play

The 2015 baseball season for Toccoa Falls College comes to a close in pool play action at last week’s NCCAA World Series in Mason, Ohio. TFC participated in its record seventh straight NCCAA World Series last Wednesday through Saturday. Seeded eighth in the ten-team tournament, TFC was grouped with defending national champions and top-seeded Fresno Pacific, fourth-seeded Palm Beach Atlantic, […]

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Nine Killed on Ga. Highways So Far This Weekend

The Georgia Department of Public Safety is reporting nine traffic fatalities on Georgia highways so far during the Memorial Day holiday travel weekend. Those fatalities were reported by Georgia State Patrol posts in Calhoun, Cumming, Thomasville, and Albany, where there were two, as well as by authorities in Gordon County, Bibb County, Richmond County, and Houston County. The Memorial Day […]

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Graduation Held At SCHS

The Class of 2015 graduates at Stephens County High School. Graduation took place Friday night at the Stephens County High School football stadium in Toccoa. 229 graduates received their diplomas. 97 of those were honor graduates. The Class of 2015 earned more than $1.4 million in scholarship money, not including potential HOPE scholarship money that is available to the class […]

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Ga. Ag Dept. Watching For Card Skimmers at Fuel Pumps

With the official kickoff to the summer travel season here, the Georgia Department of Agriculture is conducting a campaign to check Georgia gas pumps for “skimmers,” devices that capture consumers’ credit and debit card information, in an effort to protect consumers’ wallets. The Georgia Department of Agriculture is conducting the skimmer operation in conjunction with the Georgia Association of Convenience […]

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