Corps Using Social Media To Promote Water Safety

This summer the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District is launching a new water safety campaign using social media. It’s called, the “Wear IT to Win It” campaign. Corps spokesperson Tracy Robillard said it’s a contest to promote the use of life jackets. “We want people to show us their photos of people wearing their life jackets on our […]

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SR 51 Sinkhole Repair Still on Schedule, Says DOT

For those traveling in Hart County, the Georgia Department of Transportation said progress continues on repairs to State Route 51. The Georgia DOT said utility relocations are almost finished at the State Route 51 sinkhole repair site. DOT District Engineer Bayne Smith said work is going well and remains on schedule for an August 24 completion date if the weather […]

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Wilkinson Assigned to Study Committee

50th District State Senator John Wilkinson will serve on the State Senate’s School Discipline Study Committee. Georgia Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle appointed Wilkinson to that committee last week. Over the next several months, this study committee will review the type of punishments imposed by various school systems, the time spent in alternative schools by students in various school systems and […]

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Toccoa Rookie League Softball Takes Third

The Toccoa Rookie League Softball All-Stars take third place in the state. Toccoa’s Rookie League softballers played in the state tournament this past weekend in Warner Robins. In their first game, the Toccoa All-Stars fell to Western Little League of Macon by a score of 5-3. However, Toccoa fought back on Saturday, winning their first game over Warner Robins Little […]

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Martin Sent To AAA

Toccoa native Ethan Martin is headed back to Triple-A for the time being. The Philadelphia Phillies’ website reports that Martin was optioned back to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs Sunday. Phillies’ Manager Ryne Sandberg is quoted on the Phillies’ website as saying the move is to allow Martin to pitch more innings. Sandberg told the Phillies’ website that there has just […]

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Fire Guts Stephens Co. Industrial Building

The investigation is getting underway to try to find out what caused a fire that destroyed a Stephens County industrial building on Saturday. The fire took place at Heavywood Furniture on Industrial Boulevard. Carnes Creek Volunteer Fire Chief Jody Marcus said crews responded during the 10 a.m. hour on Saturday. “We initially had reports of smoke in the area,” said […]

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Man Arrested for Virginia Drive Armed Robbery

An Eastanollee man is charged with armed robbery after an incident last month in Stephens County. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said it started when deputies received a call about a reported armed robbery during the early morning hours of May 25 at a Virginia Drive residence. “The suspect broke into the house and had a laser attached to the […]

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KTSCB Hands Out Cleanup Challenge Awards

Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful is announcing the winners for this year’s Cleanup Challenge in Stephens County. The annual Great American Cleanup Challenge event took place earlier this year. KTSCB handed out awards to the winners at an event last Thursday in the Stephens County Courthouse Annex in Toccoa. The Lake Harbor Shores team won this year’s Cleanup Challenge. Finishing second […]

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Get Fit Adventure Boot Camp Celebrates New Location

A local personal trainer celebrates his new location. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday for Get Fit Adventure Boot Camp to celebrate the opening of its new location on Skyline Drive. James Johnson owns Get Fit Adventure Boot Camp. He said he handles personal training needs. “We (work on) building muscle, weight loss, getting […]

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