Stephens Co. Commission Denies Request to Re-zone for Personal Care Home

Stephens County Commissioners reject a proposal to re-zone property to put in a personal care home in what is currently zoned a residential property. Tuesday, the county commissioners voted unanimously to reject the proposal of Susan Lee to re-zone a N. Pinecrest Road property in Toccoa from Residential Single Family to Commercial Community Business District, following the recommendation of the […]

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Toccoa Votes to Extend Pool Agreement

Camp Fire Georgia will continue to operate the Doyle Street Pool for the city of Toccoa for the next several years. Monday, the Toccoa City Commission voted unanimously to approve a three-year agreement for Camp Fire Georgia to operate the city pool, extending what had been a yearly agreement between the two parties. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said he […]

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Toccoa Unveils New Historic Plaque

Downtown Toccoa unveils another historic plaque. The fourth historic plaque in the 2016-2017 series of plaques dedicated to downtown buildings was unveiled on Thursday, February 2 at Sherwin Williams, located at 33 North Sage Street. In May of 1963, the Toccoa Sherwin-Williams opened, serving as a downtown staple for the last 53 years. However, this building was not always a […]

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SCHS Soccer Sweeps Hart Co.

The Stephens County High School soccer teams each pick up victories. Tuesday, the Indians and Lady Indians faced Hart County on the road in non-region soccer play. In the girls’ game, Stephens County beat Hart County, 3-1. Erin Carter scored two goals for the Lady Indians and Katie Venna added a goal. In the boys’ game, the Indians won, also […]

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Indian Wrestlers Back From State Meet

Two Stephens County High School wrestlers place in the top six at states. Last weekend, the Indians sent four wrestlers to Macon for the state AAAA Wrestling Championships. Leading the way for Stephens County was Corey Kindel, who brought home a fifth place finish at 152 pounds and Gavin Walker, who finished sixth place at 195 pounds. Also representing Stephens […]

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Circus Train Passes Through Toccoa

The circus comes through Toccoa one last time. Monday afternoon, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey circus train traveled through Toccoa and Stephens County on its way to Atlanta from North Carolina as the circus is shutting down after this, its last tour, in May. The train finally passed through downtown Toccoa around 5 p.m. after it was delayed […]

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Community Honors Lavonia Police Officers

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A community comes together to honor two Lavonia Police officers injured in the line of duty. The sanctuary of Lavonia First Baptist Church was packed with well wishers, local and state officials and law enforcement officers Saturday to honor and celebrate Lavonia Police Captain Michael Schulman and Officer Jeffrey Martin, as both officers were […]

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SCHS Tennis Gets Road Split

Stephens County tennis splits with East Hall in a non-region road match. The Indians and Lady Indians traveled to East Hall Monday. On the boys’ side, the Indian tennis team won 4-1, while the Lady Indians lost 3-2. In boys’ play, Stephens County got singles wins from Ben Smith and Carson Keener and doubles wins from the pairings of Troy […]

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Stephens Co. Commission To Meet Tuesday

Stephens County Commissioners are expected to make a final decision on a proposal for eight poultry houses on a Freeman Creek Road property at their meeting Tuesday morning. The county commission is going to meet at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. The rezoning, conditional use, and variance requests from William Hutto for poultry […]

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