DDA Meets With City of Toccoa Commission

Toccoa’s Downtown Development Authority says it has a lot planned for 2017 in downtown Toccoa. On Monday, the DDA met with Toccoa City Commissioners for an annual joint planning meeting. During the meeting, DDA members and Main Street Toccoa staff outline their proposed goals for the next 12 months. Topping that list is continuing improvements to the Schaefer Center, including […]

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Humane Shelter Gets Spay-Neuter Grant

A grant from a national business will assist with low-cost spay/neuter surgeries locally. The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter has received a $37,000 grant from PetSmart Charities. Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said the grant funds will help fund spay/neuter surgeries at the shelter. “This grant is designed to help subsidize the costs for Stephens County residents to get their pets altered,” […]

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City Fixes Thursday Morning Water Line Break

Toccoa city officials said Thursday afternoon that everything was getting back to normal following a water main break just off of Falls Road early Thursday morning. According to Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse, it happened sometime after midnight into early Thursday morning when it appears that a vehicle struck a fire hydrant along Rock Quarry Road. Morse said the vehicle […]

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Collins Gets Subcommittee Chairmanship

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins picks up a Subcommittee chairmanship. The House of Representatives Committee on Rules has announced its subcommittee chairs and Congressman Collins has been selected as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House. The Subcommittee on Rules and Organization is responsible for managing legislation related to House procedures and relationships between the […]

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Ribbon Cutting Held for ‘Sweetly” by Victoria’s Sweet Treats

A local business unveils a new service. Thursday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce and the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce held a joint ribbon-cutting for Victoria’s Sweet Treats in downtown Toccoa for its new “Sweetly” service, as well as for the new re-modeling work done inside the bakery. Owner Tori Bauder said “Sweetly” by Victoria’s Sweet Treats is a […]

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NGTC Announces Marlowe Evans GOAL Scholarship Winner

A Rabun County student is this year’s winner of an annual scholarship from North Georgia Technical College. Last month, North Georgia Technical College awarded Jeffrey Nichols of Lakemont with the 2017 North Georgia Technical College Foundation’s Marlowe-Evans GOAL Scholarship. GOAL is a statewide program of the Technical College System of Georgia that honors excellence in academics and leadership among the […]

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“Project Orange” Picks Toccoa

New industrial development is coming to Stephens County. The Stephens County Development Authority says that on Tuesday morning, a manufacturer code named “Project Orange” purchased a 24.54-acre tract of land on Clary Connector in the Meadowbrook Industrial Park. Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin said specifics about the nature of the project cannot yet be released. However, Martin […]

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Howard Signs With West Point

A Stephens County High School student-athlete will continue his academic and athletic careers at one of the nation’s military academies. Wednesday, Indian senior A.J. Howard signed to attend and play football at West Point next year as an Army Black Knight. Howard said he is overwhelmed by the honor of attending West Point. “It has been a lifelong dream, something […]

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No Injuries In Residential Fires

A Stephens County family has lost everything after their trailer caught on fire Tuesday night. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said crews from Carnes Creek, New Hope, and Eastanollee Fire Departments responded to a double-wide trailer on the 100 block of Racetrack Road just after 7 p.m. Tuesday. Shirley said that when deputies and fire crews arrived, the double wide […]

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NGHS Looking To Buy Habersham Hospital

Northeast Georgia Health System is looking to expand its footprint in the region. On Tuesday, the Habersham County Hospital Authority announced it signed a non-binding letter of intent for exclusive discussions with Northeast Georgia Health System regarding an affiliation between Habersham Medical Center in Demorest and Northeast Georgia Health System. According to Northeast Georgia Health System officials, the letter of […]

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