Harvest Festival Wraps Up in Toccoa

Weather that was at times, cold and windy, over the weekend did not stop the Toccoa Harvest Festival. The annual event took place Saturday and Sunday in downtown Toccoa. Thousands of people enjoyed food and craft vendors, along with games, entertainment, and children’s activities. Wind and cold, especially Saturday, did cause some issues. However, Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon […]

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Former Sen. Nunn Stops in Stephens Co.

With Election Day now just 24 hours away, candidates in the U.S. Senate race in Georgia continue to stump for votes. Former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn stopped in Toccoa last Thursday. His daughter, Michelle Nunn, is running for U.S. Senate against David Perdue. Nunn served for 24 years in the U.S. Senate. He said the biggest change he has seen […]

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Cold Start to Week in Region

A freeze warning remains in effect for Stephens and surrounding counties through 10 a.m. today. The National Weather Service Office in Greenville-Spartanburg said that cold high pressure will remain in place over the region today. According to the Weather Service, this will keep calm to light winds while skies remain generally clear. For that reason, the Weather Service said widespread […]

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Indians Fall To Titans in OT, 21-14

Stephens County comes up just short in an overtime thriller at the Reservation. North Oconee stopped the Indians twice from the 1-yard line in overtime, including a fourth down play, to beat Stephens County 21-14 Friday night in Toccoa. Indians’ Head Coach Frank Barden said that while the Indians came up short, he is proud of the effort the team […]

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Toccoa Costume Parade Winners Announced

Winners are in for this year’s Toccoa Main Street Costume Parade. The annual parade took place this morning in downtown Toccoa. This year, the winners are as follows: Age 2 and under First Place – Ariana Shedd for “Jack in Box” Second Place – Henry Moore for “John Deere” Third Place – Shari Brown for “A Box of Cuties” Fourth […]

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Early Voting Ends Today

Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said today is the last day people can vote early for the November election. “We are here from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,” said Kelley. “If you do not come in today and vote, you will have to go to the Senior Center on Election Day to cast your ballot. Today is also the last […]

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Harvest Festival Returns to Toccoa This Weekend

Final preparations are underway for this year’s Toccoa Harvest Festival. The 38th annual Toccoa Harvest Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday in downtown Toccoa. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said the Festival will include more than 125 craft and food vendors, along with much more. “We will be having food vendors from a variety of ethnic backgrounds and […]

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Law Enforcement Stress Halloween Safety

Law enforcement are offering tips to make sure this Halloween is a safe one. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said many children will be out trick-or-treating and following some safety advice can ensure children and streets stay safe this Halloween. “Keep your children on the sidewalk and obey all traffic signals,” said Shirley. “Make every effort to accompany your child […]

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