SCDA Honors Outgoing Board Members

The Stephens County Development Authority recognizes two outgoing board members for their service to the board over the last year. At its meeting on Tuesday, the Development Authority board honored departing members Evan Hellenga and Dennis Bell. Hellenga and Bell have served on the Development Authority board for the past 12 months in their roles as Mayor of Toccoa and […]

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Martin Headed Overseas This Month

Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin is heading overseas this month for an economic development trip. Martin is going to Germany for a week this month on the invitation of the European American Investment Council. He said the trip will allow him to call on businesses and industries in Germany to tell them about Toccoa and Stephens County […]

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Festival of Trees Winner Announced

Main Street Toccoa announces the winner of the Festival of Trees. The 9th annual Festival of Trees took place this past weekend in the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. This year’s winning tree belonged to Valley Farm at Toccoa Falls College, whose tree raised money for the Food 2 Kids program in Stephens County. It received the most […]

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Stephens Co. Commission May Lift Burn Ban Today

Recent rains may allow a burn ban to be lifted. Stephens County Commissioners have called a meeting for today at 4 p.m. to consider a motion to authorize a resolution rescinding the burn ban resolution that was passed back on November 16. Today’s 4 p.m. Stephens County Commission meeting will take place in the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown […]

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People First Hosts Annual Christmas Party

A local organization hosts its annual Christmas Party to give back to a fellow organization in the community. People First of Stephens County held its annual Christmas Party for the Peer Center Tuesday at the Peer Center. The Peer Center provides a safe place where individuals receive support towards hope and mental health recovery. Meanwhile, People First of Stephens County […]

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SCHS Hoops Splits At Hart Co.

The Stephens County Indians broke open a seven-point halftime lead, outscoring Hart County 24-3 in the third quarter, and routed the Bulldogs 74-44 Tuesday night in Hartwell. Hart County scored the first seven points of the game and led by four at the end of the first quarter, but the Indians took the lead midway through the second quarter and […]

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SCMS Boys Split With Elbert Co.

The Stephens County 7th grade boys basketball team drops another close game. On Monday evening, the Rebels lost to Elbert County, 50-41. Darrell Hampton led the 7th grade Rebel boys with 21 points. Zatorian Lacy added 10 points for Stephens County. Trey Burton led Elbert with 21 points. Stephens County was only down by two entering the fourth quarter, but […]

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State Updates Ready Georgia App

The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency has updated its “Ready Georgia” mobile app. Available for both iOS and Android devices, the app has an entirely new user interface as well as features designed to help Georgia residents take steps to stay safe before, during and after emergencies. GEMHSA said with the redesign, users will recognize core capabilities from […]

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Roach Retiring From NGTC Currahee Campus

North Georgia Technical College Currahee Campus Director Greg Roach is retiring. The school held a retirement party for Roach on Monday at the Currahee Campus. Roach is stepping down as of the end of the month after serving in that role since September 2009. He said it has been a fun seven years. “I have been blessed to work with […]

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