Toccoa Unveils New Fire Training Facility

The city of Toccoa unveils its new fire training facility. City and community leaders gathered with fire fighters to hold a ribbon cutting and open house for the new burn building on Monday. Toccoa Fire Chief Tommy Ayers said that the facility will make training a lot easier for his department. “We will be training locally and will not have […]

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Monday Search Leads to Arrest in Stephens Co.

A chase in Stephens County Monday leads to an arrest. Monday morning, Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that deputies surprised two burglary suspects at a residence on Mize Road near Old Mize Road. Shirley said that while questioning both suspects, one white male ran into the woods eluding deputies after giving foot chase. The sheriff said a perimeter was […]

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Toccoa City Commission Meets

The city of Toccoa officially lifts its ban on outdoor burning. City commissioners voted unanimously to officially lift the burn ban effective immediately at their meeting on Monday. That follows in the footsteps of Stephens County Commissioners, who also rescinded the burn ban last week. The city commission had passed the burn ban on November 28, but since then downtown […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting This Morning

A host of transportation topics are on the agenda this morning for the Stephens County Board of Commissioners. County commissioners will meet at 8:30 a.m. today at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa for a regularly scheduled meeting. On today’s meeting agenda, Stephens County Commissioners are scheduled to consider a motion to award the LMIG off-system safety improvements […]

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Local Representatives Win at Keep Georgia Beautiful Awards

Toccoa and Stephens County win awards from Keep Georgia Beautiful for local efforts in cleaning up the community. The awards were presented at the annual Keep Georgia Beautiful Awards Luncheon, which took place earlier this month. Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful submitted the city and county for the awards. According to KTSCB Executive Director Linda Scofield, the local community came away […]

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NFPA Offers Christmas Tree Safety Tips

The National Fire Protection Association is offering some tips on Christmas tree safety this holiday season. According to the NFPA, Christmas tree fires are not common, but are more likely to be serious when they do occur. NFPA Spokesperson Lisa Braxton said there are a number of things people need to keep in mind if using a real tree for […]

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SCHS Basketball Splits with Seneca, S.C.

Friday night, the Stephens County Indians took on the Seneca Bobcats in both boys’ and girls’ action. In the boys’ game, the Indians dominated the Seneca Bobcats, 60-30. De’Undre Singleton led the Indians with 21 points. He scored 10 of those in the third period to propel Stephens County to the victory. Nunu walked scored 13 points and Ty Nails […]

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SCMS Basketball Faces Madison Co.

The Stephens County Middle School 8th grade girls used a strong first quarter to pick up another win. Friday night, the 8th grade Lady Rebels beat Madison County at home, 53-20. Tynajiah Eades scored 17 points to lead the Lady Rebels, while KeKe Rucker added eight points and Ranajah Verdell scored six points. Meanwhile, the Stephens County Middle School 7th […]

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