Boater Education Course Soon To Be Mandatory

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is reminding boaters that beginning on July 1, completion of a boater education course will become mandatory for all vessel operators born on or after January 1, 1998. DNR officials said the new requirement states that any persons born on or after January 1, 1998 that operate any motorized vessel on the waters of […]

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Local Officials React To Sewer Grant Announcement

Local leaders are reacting after Toccoa and Stephens County receive a federal grant for sewer expansion. Wednesday afternoon, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced that the Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration will give $1.42 million to Toccoa and Stephens County for water and sewer system improvements along the Toccoa By-pass. Specifically, the grant is funding expansion of the city’s […]

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Stephens Co. Employee Health Insurance Changing

Stephens County employees will see a change in their health insurance policies starting next month. At a called meeting on Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners unanimously approved using MSI Benefits as the county’s broker for health insurance. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that the county decided to use a broker after seeing steep proposed increases in health insurance costs for […]

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Main Street Summer Drama Camp Performance Tonight

The Main Street Toccoa Summer Drama Camp will present its final production tonight. The drama camp has taken place all week at the Schaefer Center. Tonight, the campers will perform their play “The Actor Games” by Wade Bradford. The performance is free to attend. It starts at 7 p.m. at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. For more information, call […]

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U.S. Forest Service Looking For Cleanup Help

The U.S. Forest Service is asking for the public’s help in keeping national forests clean this summer. Forest Service Rangers said littering and dumping of garbage on national forest land is a real problem, with items ranging from the most basic household trash to things like washing machines, couches, tires, and even boats. Rangers said it is a huge issue […]

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Toccoa Looking At Late July for Pool Opening

Toccoa continues putting things in place to try to have the new city pool open next month. Tuesday, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously approved two pool-related motions. First, the city commission approved a bid for fencing at the pool. The bid went to A & T Fencing of Lavonia at a cost of $14,900. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said A […]

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