SCHS Baseball Tonight Now Home Against Monroe Area

There is a schedule change on Stephens County High School Indian baseball. Tonight’s Stephens County High School baseball game against Monroe Area High School has been switched and will now be played tonight in Toccoa. Friday’s game will now be played at Monroe. First pitch tonight between the Indians and the Purple Hurricanes is still set for 5:55 p.m. Meanwhile, […]

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Lake Hartwell Spring Clean-up Scheduled

Meanwhile, Lake Hartwell is also gearing up for some Spring cleaning. A Lake Hartwell cleanup initiative, “Clean Up, Green Up”, is occurring from April 18 to April 25. The Savannah District Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Lake Office and the Lake Hartwell Association are collaborating on this effort. The Corps said that the campaign serves as a “spring cleaning” of the shoreline and islands. In keeping […]

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Morse Gets Contract Extension

Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse receives a contract extension. Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners voted unanimously to extend Morse’s employment agreement with the city for another two years through October 1, 2017. Mayor Terry Carter said that he and the commission appreciate the fine work that Morse has done since returning to the city manager’s post in 2013. “Billy has done […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

Stephens County Commissioners are slated to possibly again discuss convenience site recyclables at their meeting later today. The Stephens County Commission is scheduled to meet at 8:30 a.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Listed on today’s agenda is “Discussion of Convenience Site Recyclables.” Last month, the Stephens County Commission unanimously passed […]

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Banks Co. Wreck Kills One

An area man is dead after a single-vehicle accident in Banks County over the weekend. The Georgia State Patrol reported that the accident occurred around 7:24 a.m. on Sunday on Georgia Highway 63 in Banks County. According to the GSP report, a 2011 Infiniti driven by 41-year-old Mark Joseph Akin of the Red Hill community was traveling southbound on Highway […]

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Second EES Public Hearing Set for Tonight

The Stephens County Board of Education will hold the second public hearing on the proposed closing of Eastanollee Elementary School tonight. That hearing will start at 6:30 p.m. in the Tugaloo Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Stephens County High School. It is the final of the two scheduled public hearings on the topic. Last month, the […]

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Toccoa Commission Meets Today

The Toccoa City Commission is expected to consider the extension of the employment agreement for Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse at their meeting later today. City commissioners meet at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall for a regularly scheduled meeting. On the agenda, the commission is expected to consider extending Morse’s current employment agreement for another two years, through October […]

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Income Tax Deadline Approaching

Time is running out to file those income taxes. Wednesday, April 15 is the deadline to file. Internal Revenue Service Spokesman Mark Green said the agency expected a busy weekend as they were still waiting on an estimated 1 million or so tax returns in Georgia alone as of late last week. Green said for those who have not filed […]

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