NCIS Drug Team Disbands; Stephens Co. Joins Appalachian Drug Task Force

The Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team is no more. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that his office, along with the Rabun and Habersham County Sheriff’s Offices and the Toccoa Police Department, are now members of the Appalachian Drug Task Force starting today. Shirley said the end of the N.C.I.S. Drug Team came over financial reasons. “Our grant funding […]

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Big A Earns Blue Ribbon Designation

A Stephens County elementary school receives national recognition. Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Education named Big A Elementary School as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2014. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students either achieve very high learning standards or are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap. […]

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Toccoa Harvest Festival Sign-Ups Underway

The Toccoa Main Street program continues to seek vendors for the upcoming Toccoa Harvest Festival. Toccoa’s 38th annual Harvest Festival will take place on Saturday, November 1 and Sunday, November 2. Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said vendors can sign up to take part in this year’s Harvest Festival through October 16. “We do require that everything be handmade, […]

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City of Toccoa Gets in New Natural Gas Trucks

The city of Toccoa’s natural gas vehicle fleet continues to grow. Toccoa Utilities Director Harry Scott said the city recently converted five new Ford F-150 pick-up trucks to bi-fuel. That allows them to run off either natural gas or regular gasoline. Scott said that city workers took the trucks to a company in Asheville, North Carolina to get them converted […]

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Scam Alert in Stephens Co.

The Toccoa Record is reporting an apparent scam. Toccoa Record Publisher Tom Law said that the paper has received reports from individuals that someone is calling people in the area, claiming to be from the Record and asking people to purchase subscriptions for the paper over the phone. Law said that the Record is not currently making any such calls, […]

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Renovations Continue on Lavonia Library

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Work on the exterior of the Lavonia Carnegie Library is nearing completion. Crews have been doing repairs and doing a general restoration for most of the summer on the 103-year old building. The Lavonia Carnegie Library is one of the last working Carnegie Libraries in the country. Lavonia City Manager Gary Fesperman said crews […]

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TFC Volleyball Sweeps Weekend Games

The Toccoa Falls College volleyball team travels to LaGrange Collegefor a game today after winning a pair of games over the weekend. Friday, the Screaming Eagles swept Johnson University of Florida in three sets. Then on Saturday, TFC swept Trinity College in three sets. TFC’s volleyball team has now won three of its last four matches to move to 6-9 […]

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