SCMS Boys’ Tennis Wins Tourney Title

The Stephens County Middle School boys’ tennis team wins a region tournament title The Rebels won the title on Saturday, April 18. First, Stephens County defeated Hart County 3-0 in the semi finals, then they beat Elbert County 3-0 in the finals. The Stephens County Middle School boys’ tennis team finished its season with an unblemished 11-0 record. Nine of […]

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Water Work Planned in Martin Today

More water line work is planned in the Martin area of Stephens County today in conjunction with the Georgia Highway 17 construction project. According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, crews will be installing and getting a new water line up and running today at the intersection of Sisk Road and State Route 17. The DOT said installing that new […]

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Adams Building Supplies Holds Ribbon Cutting

A new building supply store opens its doors to the community. Adams Building Supplies had its Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting Thursday to celebrate its grand opening. This is the fourth location for Adams Building Supplies, as there are also stores in Hartwell, Abbeville, South Carolina, and Clinton, South Carolina. Toccoa Store Manager Rick Hackney said Adams is […]

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NGTC Holds NTHS Induction Ceremony

The National Technical Honor Society at North Georgia Technical College holds its induction ceremony to welcome a new class of members. At a special ceremony on the Clarkesville campus of North Georgia Technical College, 45 students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society last month. NTHS is America’s highest award for excellence in career and technical education. The mission […]

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Gasaway, Wilkinson Review Legislative Session

Local leaders receive an update on the recently completed state legislative session in Atlanta. 50th District State Senator John Wilkinson and 28th District State Representative Dan Gasaway appeared before local leaders at a Post-Legislative Coffee event Wednesday at the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room at the historic train depot in Toccoa. Gasaway said the session was a very difficult one for […]

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Main Street Toccoa Receives National Accreditation

Main Street Toccoa receives its national accreditation once again. Recently, the National Main Street Center announced that it has bestowed that accreditation upon Toccoa’s downtown program. Toccoa Community Planning and Downtown Development Director Connie Tabor says that Main Street Toccoa is evaluated annually for accreditation by the Georgia Downtown Association, which works in partnership with the National Main Street Center. […]

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Grant Award Could Bring Jobs

Stephens County and a local business are pursuing a grant that, if granted, would bring in more than 30 new jobs. Tuesday, the Stephens County Commission held a public hearing for the grant application being sought by Southeast Metals and Recycling. Southeast Metals and Recycling, which is looking to start up in the old Wabco plant on U.S. Highway 123, […]

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