Lions Club Proposes Walking Trail

The Toccoa Lions Club is looking to develop a walking trail in Stephens County. Lions Club Member Michelle Jamieson spoke to Stephens County Commissioners about the proposed project at their meeting last week. Jamieson said that in honor of the 100th anniversary for the International Lions Club, all local clubs are being asked to work on a project to help […]

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One Arrested in Stephens Co. Theft

A Franklin County man is in custody facing charges after an alleged theft in Stephens County. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said the arrest came after conducting a month long investigation into a case of felony theft by taking. Shirley said that on October 16, Stephens County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a residence on Currahee Circle in reference to […]

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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

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

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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