Donation Made To United Way By Oconee Federal

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a “Business After Hours” event at Oconee Federal Savings and Loan on Big A Road Thursday night. During the gathering, a donation of $7,500 was made to the Stephens County United Way from the Oconee Federal Charitable Foundation. Oconee Federal President Curt Evatt, along with Vice President and Branch Manager Pam Wright and […]

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Literacy Center Needs Volunteers

The Toccoa-Stephens County Literacy Center is in need of volunteer tutors. Toccoa-Stephens County Literacy Center Manager Billie Thompson said tutors are needed for specific areas. “We are desperately in need of volunteer tutors, especially in the area of reading and computer instruction for adult learners,” said Thompson. Thompson said that she would be happy to meet with any potential volunteers […]

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Famous Flames Plaque Installed

The Famous Flames are honored with a plaque. Thursday, the fifth historic plaque in the 2015-2016 series dedicated to downtown buildings was mounted at the Famous Flames display inside the Stephens County Museum. Bobby Byrd met James Brown when they were young men. Brown came to live with Byrd’s family and joined his group which sang both gospel and rhythm […]

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Arbor Day Ceremony Today

The City of Toccoa is celebrating Arbor Day with the community today. The Arbor Day Ceremony is being held at the Stephens County Library at 4 P.M. Thirteen Dogwood trees will be planted along Savannah Street and Sage Street during Thursday’s program. Since 1991 Main Street Toccoa has now planted over 279 trees in the Downtown Toccoa area. As part […]

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Funeral Sunday For Colbert

Funeral services for the victim of last weekends fatal shooting in Toccoa is set for Sunday. 21-year-old Tomas Colbert of Toccoa died from gunshot wounds suffered last Sunday morning at an apartment on Falls Road. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, Colbert had several gunshot wounds to his body and was transported first to Stephens County Hospital, then was […]

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UGA Researchers Look at Concussion Study

By:Taylor Jones WRBN University of Georgia researchers have announced a study to address ways to reduce the stigma surrounding concussions, an injury so commonly associated with football. Funded by a three-year, $400,000 grant from the NCAA and the U.S. Department of Defense, Julianne Schmidt, an assistant professor in the UGA College of Education’s kinesiology department, and Welch Suggs, an associate […]

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City Discusses Alewine Park at Work Session

Toccoa City Commissioners are trying to figure out what to do with Alewine Park as multiple youth sports organizations are all asking for the space. Monday, the city commission held a work session to discuss the current lease agreements for Alewine Park and Doyle Street Park. While there was no question among the commission that the city would continue to […]

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Hellenga Previews Goals for 2016 for City

The city of Toccoa sets its goals for the year ahead. Last month, city commissioners met with City Manager Billy Morse and department heads for an all day planning retreat to look at the upcoming 12 months. Toccoa Mayor Evan Hellenga said he feels the retreat provided a great opportunity for the commission and staff to come together and plan. […]

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Stephens Co. Holds Retreat

Stephens County is also preparing for the year ahead. Recently, county commissioners gathered for a planning retreat. County Commission Chair Dennis Bell said it went well. “This was a good thing we did at the first of the year just to get everything on track and keep it going on track,” said Bell. Bell said they were able to talk […]

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