Kickball Tourney Fundraising Totals Coming In

Some of the totals are in from this year’s second annual Stephens County High School Interact Club Kickball Tournament. The tournament took place last weekend at the Stephens County Recreation Department. Club Advisor Derek Demmler said that the club has raised just over $1,400 from the tournament. Money raised will go towards the Toccoa-Stephens County Boys and Girls Club, the […]

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Friends of Library Presentation Tonight in Toccoa

A northeast Georgia author will speak in Toccoa this evening. White County author Emory Jones will be at the Currahee Military Museum in Toccoa tonight at 7 p.m. speaking at an event presented by the Friends of the Toccoa-Stephens County Library. Jones has written several books about White County and northeast Georgia. His presentation tonight will center on his book […]

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Grafton Beats Stowe; Wins Special Election

Michelle Grafton will serve the remainder of the unexpired term of the late Harold Andrews on the Stephens County Commission. Grafton defeated Ralph Stowe in Tuesday’s special election for Post One on the Stephens County Commission 617 to 303. That breaks down to 67.07 percent of the vote for Grafton to 32.93 percent of the vote for Stowe. Grafton appreciates […]

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Stephens Co. Schools Approve 2014-2015 Calendar

The Stephens County School System approves its 2014-2015 school calendar. Stephens County Board of Education members approved the calendar for next school year by a 5-2 vote at their meeting on Tuesday. David Fricks and Jim Ledford voted against the calendar. Ledford said he feels the calendar has school starting way too early. Under the approved calendar, school will start […]

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Toccoa Renovates Amtrak Waiting Room

The waiting room for Amtrak passengers at the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa is the recent recipient of a bit of a facelift. Back in January, Toccoa City Commissioners authorized staff to use funds to renovate the waiting room made available at the train depot on Alexander Street for those waiting for the Crescent to stop each day in Toccoa. […]

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Indian Baseball Opens Region Play With Win

The Stephens County Indian baseball team defeated the Madison County Red Raiders Tuesday evening 9-1 at the Reservation to pick up their first Region 8-AAAA win of the season. Senior Josh Slate pitched six innings, giving up just one run in the win.  Slate struck out six and walked four. Mason Long pitched a scoreless seventh inning for the Indians. […]

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Authorities Investigating Death on Pageland Drive

Local and state authorities are investigating after a person was found dead in Toccoa Tuesday morning. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that the police department was called to a Pageland Drive residence at 8:05 a.m. Tuesday in response to a deceased person. Jarrell said his department is investigating the death along with the assistance of the Georgia Bureau of […]

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IRS Tax Deadline Less Than a Month Away

This year’s tax income deadline is less than a month away and the Internal Revenue Service is offering some tips and reminders for those who maybe have not done their taxes yet. The tax deadline is April 15. IRS Spokesman Mark Green said that the biggest thing he recommends is to file electronically if at all possible. Green said that […]

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