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Construction Worker Dies in Fall in Toccoa

February 11, 2015

A man is dead after an incident at a construction site in downtown Toccoa. Toccoa Police and other first responders were called to the construction site at First Baptist Church of Toccoa on Tugalo Street just before 9 a.m. “There was a worker on a steel beam and he fell,” said Police Chief Tim...

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Wilbros Appeals Administrative Law Judge’s Ruling Upholding EPD Order

February 11, 2015

Wilbros is appealing the decision of a state administrative law judge upholding the decision of the state’s Environmental Protection Division to revoke the Rose Lane facility’s solid waste and wastewater discharge permits and close it down. The appeal was filed by Wilbros this week in Fulton County Superior Court. In its appeal, Wilbros cited...

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County Road Prioritization List Approved

February 11, 2015

Stephens County Commissioners set their road priorities for SPLOST VI. The county commission on Tuesday approved a road prioritization list for SPLOST VI monies that are being collected to spend on roads. The list approved Tuesday represents the roads that will be worked on using the $9.3 million in SPLOST VI and state money...

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Indian Boys Fall in Region Quarters to Knights

February 11, 2015

The Stephens County Indian boys’ basketball season ends in the Region 8-AAAA quarterfinals. Top-seeded Johnson used a big third quarter to pull away and beat the Indians Tuesday night at Johnson, 71-50. Leading by seven at the half, Johnson outscored Stephens County 32-14┬áin the third quarter. Tay Jones led Stephens County with 14 points...

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SCHS Grad Harrison New HCHS Football Coach

February 11, 2015

A former Stephens County football standout will now lead the football program on the other side of Currahee Mountain. According to the Northeast Georgian, the Habersham County Board of Education voted Monday night to name Benji Harrison as the new head football coach at Habersham Central High School. Harrison is a former Stephens County...

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Names Released in Fatal Sunday Accident on Toccoa By-pass

February 10, 2015

More information is available on a fatal, two-vehicle accident over the weekend in Stephens County. The accident occurred at about 11:56 a.m. on Sunday at the intersection of the Toccoa By-pass and Cawthon Road. According to the Georgia State Patrol, the initial indication is that one pick-up truck was traveling east on Cawthon Road...

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Progress Being Made At the Pines

February 10, 2015

Progress continues on getting the city-owned, nine-hole Pines golf course re-open in Toccoa. City Manager Billy Morse updated Toccoa commissioners at their meeting on Monday. Morse said that the city has hired someone to serve as Course Superintendent to help oversee the work going on now at the course. “His name is Roger Shedd,”...

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Toccoa Opens Electric Vehicle Charging Station

February 10, 2015
Toccoa Opens Electric Vehicle Charging Station

Toccoa officially opens its first electric vehicle charging station. The ribbon cutting for the station took place Monday at the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa. Toccoa had the charger installed last month and it is now open for public use. It is located in the parking lot of the historic train depot in...

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Indian Boys Advance to Region 8-AAAA Quarterfinals

February 10, 2015

The Stephens County Indians led 19-9 after the first quarter and held North Oconee to just five points and no field goals in the second quarter to grab a 35-14 halftime lead on their way to a 73-51 win over the Titans Monday night in the Region 8-AAAA boys’ play-in game at the Currahee...

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Stephens County Commission Meeting Today

February 10, 2015

Stephens County Commissioners will hold a regularly scheduled work session and business meeting later this morning. County commissioners will meet at 8:30 a.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. At 8:30 a.m., the Stephens County Commission will have a work session to discuss items on the...

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  • March 28, 2015Special Program The history told of the Sautee and Nacoochee Valleys
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