2017 Ga. Fishing Regulations Now Available

State officials have announced that the new 2017 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide is now available. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division, anglers can find the new 2017 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide both online and in print. The 2017 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide provides helpful information, including color fish identification charts for both […]

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School System Credit Rating Stays Steady

The Stephens County School System receives good news from a credit rating agency. On Thursday, Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey told the Board of Education that Standard and Poor’s had contacted the school system regarding a review of its credit rating based off the information in the recently completed Fiscal Year 2014 audit. Dorsey said that the school system […]

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MLK Events Set for Today in Toccoa

Activities to mark the annual commemoration of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. continue today in Toccoa. Today’s events include the annual Interfaith Service and March for Peace. The Interfaith Service will be at noon today at Trinity C.M.E. Church in Toccoa with the March for Peace starting at 2 p.m. today in front of Trinity C.M.E. Church […]

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Toccoa Unveils New Historic Plaque Downtown

Toccoa unveils the latest in its series of historic plaques. On Thursday, January 5, the Chattel Shop and Phyllis’ Hairworks received the third historic plaque in the 2016-2017 series of plaques dedicated to downtown buildings. This location is the previous home of McCurry’s Men’s Shop. Main Street Toccoa said that McCurry’s Men’s Shop was founded by Mr. Carl McCurry as […]

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Papa John’s Holds Toccoa Ribbon Cutting

A national pizza chain opens a location in Stephens County. Papa John’s Pizza held a Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday to celebrate its arrival in Toccoa. Shez Mistry is one of the owners of the Papa John’s store in Toccoa. He said they are excited and pleased to be in Stephens County. “Better quality, better […]

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Wilkinson Receives Committee Assignments

50th District State Senator John Wilkinson will remain the Chair of the State Senate’s Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee. He received that assignment last week from the Senate’s Committee on Assignments. Wilkinson said he is humbled that his fellow senators entrusted him with this committee for another legislative term and he added he looks forward to working to ensure Georgia’s […]

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SCMS Basketball Update

The Stephens County 8th grade girls claim a region regular season championship. On Wednesday, the 8th grade Lady Rebels beat Madison County, 55-44, to take the top spot for the region during the regular season. Against Madison, Breanna Taylor scored 22 points and Savannah Broska and Ranajah Verdell each scored 11 points. Moving to Thursday, the 8th grade girls took […]

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Nobody Hurt As Train Jumps Tracks in Stephens Co.

Authorities said nobody was hurt after a train derailment in Stephens County on Thursday. It occurred on Thursday afternoon on tracks along Wolf Pit Road. According to Stephens County Volunteer Fire Coordinator and Eastanollee Fire Chief Jamey Gettys, several cars of a train jumped the tracks along Wolf Pit between Turner Road and Eastanollee By-pass. Gettys said the cars tipped […]

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