Toccoa Christmas Parade Winners Announced

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The winners are in for this year’s Toccoa Christmas Parade. This year’s parade took place Saturday afternoon in downtown Toccoa. Winning the award for the Best Overall was the Toccoa City Commission. The award for Best School went to the Stephens County High School JROTC. This year’s Best Church or Civic Group award went to Gateway Community Church. Finally, Best […]

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Rain Helping, But Not Ending Drought

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The National Weather Service says that recent rains are making a dent in, but not ending, the ongoing drought in northeast Georgia. Last week, Stephens County saw well over two inches of rain and more has fallen Sunday into today with more in the forecast for Tuesday. Lauren Visin is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Greenville-Spartanburg. […]

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Toccoa Celebrates Christmas With Busy Weekend

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Toccoa gets Christmas celebrations underway with a busy weekend of holiday activities. It started on Friday night with Christmas Fest in downtown Toccoa. The 7th annual event included carolers, open shops and restaurants, Santa, a live nativity, the lighting of the city’s Christmas tree on the courthouse lawn on Sage Street, and more. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby […]

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Smith Signs With Brenau

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Another Stephens County High School softball player signs to play collegiately. Karly Smith signed on Friday to play softball at Brenau University in Gainesville next year. Smith says she looked at a number of colleges to play at and also considered Truett-McConnell and Shorter. However, she said Brenau is where she feels the most comfortable. “I just felt like when […]

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DOT Announces Work On I-85 in Franklin Co.

Work on Interstate 85 in Franklin County this week will cause some lane closures. Contractors with the Georgia Department of Transportation will install new Weigh–in-Motion equipment on Interstate 85 near Lavonia this week. As a result, crews will close the right hand lane on I-85 approaching the northbound weigh station today through Monday, December 12, 2016 from 9 p.m. to […]

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Main Street Toccoa Dedicates Latest Historic Plaque

Main Street Toccoa dedicates another historic plaque. The second historic plaque in the 2016-2017 series of plaques dedicated to downtown buildings was unveiled on Thursday at All Things Currahee, located at 46 Doyle Street in downtown Toccoa. This location is the previous home of Blumenthal’s Department Store. According to Main Street Toccoa, the location was constructed in 1905 and, as […]

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Indian Basketball Finishes Up Busy Weekend

It was a busy weekend for the Stephens County High School basketball teams. First on Friday, Stephens County traveled to Seneca, S.C. for a varsity double header. In the girls’ game, Seneca took control early, led by Anne LeRoy’s 10 point first period, to cruise to a 52-27 win over the Lady Indians. LiLi Walker led the Lady Indians with […]

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SCMS 7th Grade Boys Fall to Franklin Co.

Stephens County Middle School’s 7th grade boys’ basketball team drops a road game. Thursday, the 7th grade Rebel boys lost to Franklin on the road by the score of 42-25. Franklin County outscored Stephens County in every quarter on the way to the win. The leading scorer for the Rebels was Kumali Perry with nine points. Isaiah Harris and Darrell […]

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Busy Weekend of Holiday Activities Planned in Toccoa

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The Christmas holiday season officially arrives in downtown Toccoa this weekend with a full slate of activities. Tonight, Main Street Toccoa will sponsor the seventh annual Christmas Fest in downtown Toccoa. Christmas Fest will run from 5 to 8 p.m. in the downtown area with a host of activities. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said this year’s Christmas […]

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