TFC Basketball Teams Take Part in Region Tourneys

The Toccoa Falls College men’s and women’s basketball teams fall in region tournament play. This past weekend, the Eagle men traveled to Kissimmee for their south region tournament. In their first-round game, the third-seeded Eagles came back from 12 points down in the second half to defeat Piedmont International University in overtime by a score of 84-78. Derek Westfall had […]

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UPDATED: Qualifying Continues in Stephens Co.

Qualifying continues for the 2014 elections in Stephens County. No additional Stephens County candidates had qualified as of 11 a.m. Tuesday. Nine local candidates qualified Monday at the Stephens County Registrar’s Office. Michelle Grafton has qualified to run for Post One on the Stephens County Commission.  That is the post that previously belonged to the late Harold Andrews. Meanwhile, Stanley […]

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Shirley Issues Warning About Soda Bottle Meth Labs

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is warning area residents to be on the lookout for a new type of miniature methamphetamine lab making an appearance on the side of the road. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that his office has recently responded to several reports regarding suspicious bottles found thrown out along roadways. Shirley said these bottles had been […]

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Toccoa Purchasing Bucket Truck

The city of Toccoa will purchase a new bucket truck. At their February 24 meeting, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously approved the purchase of the truck from Altec Industries of Elizabethtown, Kentucky at a cost of $88,778. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that the new truck will take the place of one that is old and in need of repair. […]

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Slate, Bell Lead Indians To Win Over Lions

The Stephens County Indians used strong pitching from Josh Slate and a good offensive game from catcher Logan Bell to beat the Franklin County Lions 4-1 Monday in Carnesville. Stephens County jumped ahead early when Franklin County’s Jesse Thomas booted a ground ball hit by Slate. Then, Bell gave the Indians the lead for good with a two-out, two RBI […]

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Ga. DOT Announces Area Road Work

The Georgia Department of Transportation is announcing road work for Stephens and surrounding counties this week. In Stephens County, the DOT said a crew will mow the rights of way alongside State Route 365.  The shoulder will be closed as this work occurs. Moving to Franklin County, a crew will patch potholes on Interstate 85 and lane closures will occur […]

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Police Blotter

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce says it has had recent reports of counterfeit bills. Recently, the Chamber sent out an e-mail stating that it had received reports that counterfeit $100 bills have been circulated in the Toccoa-Stephens County area. The Chamber said that businesses who believe they have received a counterfeit note should contact the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office […]

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Herschel Walker Finds Talent in Toccoa

Herschel Walker seeks out talent in Toccoa. The former Heisman Trophy winner and University of Georgia football star brought his talent show, “Herschel’s Raw Talent” to the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa on Saturday. About 80 people of all ages came out to make their three-minute video and try to win the contest. Walker said Toccoa brought out a ton […]

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Candidate Qualifying Starts Today

Qualifying starts this morning for the 2014 general primary election in Stephens County. Registrar Theresa Kelley said that candidates for races such as Stephens County Commission and Stephens County Board of Education can qualify to run for office beginning at 9 a.m. today at her office in the StephensCountyGovernmentBuilding in Toccoa. “If you want to qualify for any of the […]

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