Stephens Co. Commission Approves Extra 4-H Funding

Stephens County Commissioners approve additional funding to help support the county’s 4-H program. Tuesday, the county commission heard from Stephens County Extension Agent Forrest Connelly, who was requesting the county contribute an extra $2,700 annually to the funding it already contributes towards 4-H. This request came after the Stephens County Board of Education voted last month to cut its 4-H […]

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City of Toccoa Continues Golf Course Improvements

The city of Toccoa continues to make progress on improvements out at the Pines golf course. On Monday, city commissioners unanimously approved spending $25,000 to move the large metal maintenance building at the golf course from its current location by the Pro Shop to a new location adjacent to a small maintenance building elsewhere on the property. Toccoa City Manager […]

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Public Hearings Set On Eastanollee Elementary

The Stephens County Board of Education has set public hearings surrounding the proposed closing of Eastanollee Elementary School. Those public hearings will be on March 30 and on April 13. Both hearings will start at 6:30 p.m. and will be held in the Tugaloo Center for the Performing Arts at Stephens County High School. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey […]

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Stephens Co. Commission to Meet Today

Stephens County Commissioners are expected to consider a request from County Extension Agent Forrest Connelly for additional funding from the county government for the 4-H program at their meeting later today. The county commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the second floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Commissioners are expected to consider a […]

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County Working with DOT on Stonewall Court Bridge Closure

Stephens County Public Works Director Tim Mitchem said he is working with the Department of Transportation regarding the closure of a bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railroad. Last week, Mitchem announced that the Georgia DOT had told the county that the Stonewall Court bridge over the railroad required immediate closing. Stonewall Court is located near the Toccoa-Stephens County Airport. According […]

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Rumsey Leads Indians Past Knights

Evan Rumsey threw a one-hitter at the Johnson Knights Monday night at the Reservation and the Stephens County Indians came away with a 3-1 win. Rumsey gave up an unearned run in the top of the first inning when lead-off hitter Isaiah Torres reached on an error and came around to score. Johnson did not get another base runner until […]

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