Ga. DOT Announces Road Work on I-985, I-85

Drivers who use either Interstate 85 in Franklin County or Interstate 985 in Hall County should be aware of road work taking place this week. The Georgia Department of Transportation said there will be temporary lane closures on I-985 in Hall County and I-85 in Franklin County, weather permitting, this week to accommodate work on replacing the changeable message signs on […]

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Early Voting for Presidential Primary Starts Today

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Early voting starts today for the March 1 Presidential Preference Primary in Stephens County and across the state of Georgia. Stephens County Registrar Bill Cochran said that the county is set up and ready to begin casting ballots in both the Republican and Democratic presidential races. Cochran said voters deciding to head to the polls during early voting should keep […]

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Sheriff Issues Tax Scam Warning

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The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is warning area residents to be on the lookout for tax scams. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that his office is receiving a lot of calls regarding people who are being targeted by potential scammers. Shirley said that in the calls reported to his office, victims are being told they owe money to the […]

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Debbie’s Zumba Hosts Ribbon Cutting

A local Zumba studio celebrates a new location. Thursday evening, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting for Debbie’s Zumba and Fitness at its location in Bells Plaza. Debbie Stowe is the owner. She said Debbie’s Zumba and Fitness offers zumba and more for all ages. “We have been open here in Bells Plaza since May,” said Stowe. […]

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Toccoa Commission To Meet Today

Toccoa City Commissioners will gather today for both a work session and a regularly scheduled meeting. First, the city commission will meet at 4 p.m. today for a work session. There is one item on the work session agenda. That is discussion of usage of Alewine Park and Doyle Street Park. Following the 4 p.m. work session, the city commission […]

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Pond St. Fire Cause “Undetermined”

The cause of a Thursday fire in Toccoa remains undetermined at this time. That’s according to Toccoa Fire Chief Tommy Ayers. Crews from the Toccoa Fire Department, backed up by Carnes Creek Volunteer Fire Department, responded to an apartment complex on Pond Street Thursday morning for the blaze. Ayers says the fire appears to have started in the living room […]

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SCHS Hoops Drops Two On Senior Night

Both the Stephens County Indian and Lady Indian basketball teams lost their final regular season games at the Currahee Arena on Friday night. First, the Lady Indians took the Lady Trojans of North hall into double overtime before dropping a 47-44 decision. The two teams were tied at the end of the third period and also at the end of […]

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Severe Weather Awareness Week in Ga.

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This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Georgia and the state’s Insurance Commissioner, Ralph Hudgens, wants Georgians to take this week as an opportunity to prepare. Hudgens has offered a number of insurance tips for homeowners and renters to keep in mind and help protect their property from weather like tornadoes and flooding. Noting that tornado season is approaching […]

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