Friday Structure Fire Considered Suspicious

An investigation continues into what caused a fire at a vacant house in Toccoa last week. Both stations of the Toccoa Fire Department responded to a vacant house on East Franklin Street at about 3:05 a.m. Friday for a structure fire. Crews remained on the scene about three hours. Toccoa Fire Chief Tommy Ayers said that nobody was hurt in […]

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Stephens Drops in County Health Rankings

Stephens County drops in a yearly study that ranks counties by their health. Recently, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute released their yearly rankings of counties in states across the country by how healthy they are. In that study, Stephens County ranked 118th out of 159 counties in the state of Georgia. That […]

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TFC Baseball Drops Weekend Doubleheader

The Toccoa Falls College baseball team returns home looking to break a three-game losing streak when it takes the field this afternoon. TFC is scheduled to play Truett-McConnell College at 3 p.m. today at home. Over the weekend, TFC dropped a pair of games to Talladega College. In a Saturday doubleheader, the Screaming Eagles lost to Talladega College 5-1 and […]

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Three Killed in I-85 Wreck in Jackson Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Three people are confirmed dead after a wreck this morning on Interstate 85 in Jackson County. It happened on I-85 Southbound at about 7:30 a.m. near Exit 147 in Commerce. At of 11 a.m., troopers were still working the scene. However, the Georgia State Patrol Gainesville Post says that three passengers died after the […]

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Pond Street Bridge Closed

The city of Toccoa has had to close the Pond Street bridge in downtown until further notice. City officials made the announcement Friday as the bridge over the Norfolk Southern railroad was shut down. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said the bridge was closed at the request of the Georgia Department of Transportation. “DOT has a State Bridge Maintenance Engineer […]

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‘A Taste of Toccoa’ Is A Month Away

The city of Toccoa is gearing up for an annual Spring tradition downtown. It’s the 25th annual “A Taste of Toccoa” and it is coming up on Saturday, May 2. This year, the event is changing to a Saturday during the day instead of on a Thursday evening. Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said that it is a […]

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Stephens Co. Shut Out By North Oconee

A strong performance from North Oconee freshman Kumar Rocker on the mound sends the Indians to defeat in Region 8-AAAA baseball play. Rocker threw five no-hit innings and North Oconee made an early run hold up in a 1-0 win over Stephens County Friday night at the Reservation. Stephens County got two hits in the sixth inning off of reliever […]

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Drought Monitor Calls Stephens Co. ‘Abnormally Dry’

Abnormally dry conditions are back in much of northeast Georgia, including Stephens County. That is according to the latest report from the U.S. Drought Monitor issued last week. This past week, abnormally dry conditions expanded from far north Georgia down across Stephens County. None of the state, though, has moved into full-fledged drought conditions at this time. Last week, nearly […]

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