USFS Recreation Sites Reopening

Recreation sites across the Chattahoochee and Oconee National Forests are re-opening to visitors after being closed for the winter. The Forest Service said managers anticipate a busy season as the majority of recreation sites have reopened. Officials also noted that visitors may notice improvements to many sites thanks to the work of volunteers and recreation enhancement fees. The Forest Service […]

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

A local organization is working to call attention to the problem of child abuse this month. The Northeast Georgia CASA program is reminding people that April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. The Northeast Georgia program serves eight counties, including Stephens County. Pat McCollum is a Northeast Georgia CASA board member and a […]

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Main Street Gearing Up for Taste of Toccoa

Toccoa Man Street is starting to gear up for another busy Spring and Summer. The first big Main Street event in downtown Toccoa is coming up later this month. The annual “A Taste of Toccoa” is coming up on Thursday, April 24. Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said this year’s “Taste” will run from 5 to 8 p.m. on […]

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Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for New Downtown Toccoa Thrift Store

A new business opens up in Toccoa’s downtown area. Thursday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Mamatokiabri’s in downtown Toccoa. Mamatokiabri’s owners are Brian and Jennifer Eisweirth. Brian Eisweirth said they have lots of different items for purchase. “We have nice prices, some trinkets, some treasures, some antiques,” said Eisweirth. “You can spend a dollar […]

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Franklin Co. To Review Zoning Ordinance

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Franklin County Planning Commission will begin a systematic review of the county’s zoning ordinance at the request of the Board of Commission. At their work session Tuesday, the board heard from commissioner Clint Harper who said it’s time for the county to re-evaluate its zoning laws. “I think our land use regulations needs […]

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Chamber Issues Scam Warning

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce is issuing a scam warning alert to its members. In an e-mail sent out on Thursday, the Chamber said it has received reports of some of its members receiving calls from an unrecognizable number saying they represent the Chamber and are calling to update account records. The Chamber said it has not authorized this […]

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Police Blotter

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office said it has arrested two people for allegedly stealing from an Eastanollee location. A report on file said that a deputy responded to an Eastanollee business location on Tuesday, where the complainant says she caught two people behind a barn taking items from the business. The report said the deputy arrested 31-year-old Dennis Bradley Cromer […]

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Toccoa-Stephens Co. Tomorrow Hears From SCHS Students

A group looking at the future of Toccoa and Stephens County meets with the future. More than 200 juniors and seniors at Stephens County High School met with the Toccoa-Stephens County Tomorrow organization last month at the high school to provide the effort with their thoughts and input on the community. “Toccoa-Stephens County Tomorrow” is a privately funded effort that […]

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Man Arrested in Tuesday Search Identified

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office has identified a man arrested after a search in Stephens County Tuesday. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said the man authorities arrested on Tuesday was 36-year-old Justin Hixson of East Silver Shoals Road. The sheriff said it started Tuesday when a Sheriff’s Office deputy spotted Hixson driving while patrolling the area of Eastanollee Road and […]

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