Paul Anderson Tree Lighting Today

The Christmas season officially arrives at the Paul Anderson Park in Toccoa. Tonight is the annual tree lighting at the Paul Anderson Park, which is located at the intersection of Tugalo Street and Big A Road in Toccoa. Events get started at 10:30 a.m. and continue throughout the day. There is entertainment, a raffle with numerous prizes, and the Varsity […]

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Shelter Offering Discounted Spay/Neuter Program

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter is currently running a special low-cost spay/neuter program for dogs and cats. Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said that Stephens County residents that are not able to afford the regular cost to get their dogs or cats spayed or neutered now can get this done for only $20. Roberts said the shelter has received grants to […]

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SCMS 7th Grade Boys Fall to Hart Co.

The Stephens County Middle School 7th grade boys’ basketball team drops a game to Hart County. Tuesday in Hartwell, the Rebel 7th grade boys lost to Hart County, 48-29. Hart County built much of its lead in the second quarter, outscoring Stephens County in that quarter, 18-6. Zatorian Lacy led Stephens County with 10 points, while Marques Tukes added six […]

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Tax Season Nearing Start

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As the year draws to a close, it is almost time to start filing those federal income taxes. Tax season starts in January and the Internal Revenue Service is urging people to wait until the start of tax filing in January to file that tax return. IRS Spokesman Mark Green said the agency strongly recommends that people wait for their […]

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Burn Ban Still In Place Despite Rain

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Much needed rain across northeast Georgia has not yet caused a lifting of burning restrictions. Since this week’s rain event started, downtown Toccoa has received 1.84 inches of rain and more is in the forecast. However, Stephens County Volunteer Fire Services is reminding people that a burn ban remains in place for the county and all outdoor burning is prohibited. […]

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Final Holiday Traffic Numbers In For Ga. Highways

The final traffic numbers for the Thanksgiving holiday period are in from the Georgia Department of Public Safety. Officials reported that traffic crashes across Georgia during the Thanksgiving holiday travel period resulted in 20 traffic deaths. The holiday period began Wednesday, November 23, at 6 p.m. and ended Sunday at midnight, for a total of 102 hours. None of those […]

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SCMS Girls Basketball Picks Up Two Wins

The Stephens County Middle School girls’ basketball teams pick up two more wins. Tuesday, the 7th grade girls from Stephens County used a strong defensive effort to beat Hart County, 23-6. Kayla Smith led the 7th grade Lady Rebels with 11 points and Erin Terrell scored six points, while Ikira Patterson chipped in with five points. Moving to the 8th […]

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