Toccoa Opens New City Pool

Toccoa opens its new city pool. The city held a ribbon cutting Thursday to officially unveil the new pool and bathhouse on Doyle Street, located at the site of the old pool. Toccoa Mayor Gail Fry said it is a great feeling to have a city pool back in use for the community. “This is a vision we have had […]

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Stephens Co. Sheriff Offers School Safety Reminders

With school starting for students on Monday, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is reminding motorists to be ready for more traffic and school buses on the road. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said people need to remember to be vigilant on the roads and expect the unexpected. Shirley said he will have extra deputies patrolling the highways as school gets […]

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Ida Cox Music Series Wraps Up Saturday

The Ida Cox Music Series wraps up Saturday in downtown Toccoa with its final concert of the summer. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said Still Cruzin’ is the featured band for Saturday’s final Ida Cox concert. “They are a beach band,” said Crosby. “Everybody is real excited. A lot of people in the area know them very well.” […]

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Back to School Event Saturday

A local church is hosting a back-to-school event for children this weekend. Tom’s Creek Baptist Church on State Route 145 in Martin is holding a “Back to School Bash” on Saturday, August 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Organizers say they will be giving out supplies for school age children. There will also be free haircuts and refreshments will […]

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Applications for Recall Petitions Against Crunkleton, Ledford Withdrawn

One of the organizers of a recall effort against two Stephens County Board of Education members says they are ending their push. Ed Mills announced Wednesday afternoon that they were immediately withdrawing their applications for recall petitions against both Tony Crunkleton and Jim Ledford. Mills had picked up the applications from the Stephens County Registrar’s Office back on July 25, […]

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New Toccoa Pool Opening Today

After months of planning and work, the new Toccoa city pool on Doyle Street opens today. Toccoa will officially unveil its new pool and bathhouse to the public today. It is located at the site of the old pool on Doyle Street. Toccoa Main Street and Community Development Director Connie Tabor said the public is encouraged to come out for […]

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Cleveland Receiving Preseason All-State Honor

A Stephens County High School football player is receiving some statewide pre-season recognition. Indian junior offensive tackle Ben Cleveland was named to the Georgia High School Football Daily pre-season AAAA All-State team. The 6 foot, 7 inch, 320 pound Cleveland is ranked as one of the top high school football prospects in Georgia and the nation for 2016 by various […]

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