TFC Sports Update

At Toccoa Falls College, cross country and volleyball wrapped up their seasons while the men’s and women’s basketball teams have gotten their season underway. The cross country teams participated at the NCCAA Division II national meet on November 14 in Houghton, New York.  The TFC women’s 5k was led by Jamie Smith, who placed 11th out of the 43 competitors.  Katie Zimmerman finished […]

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Fire Cause Still Undetermined; Not Suspicious


Authorities said that they are still investigating to try and figure out exactly what caused Sunday night’s fire at the New Day Worship Center in Toccoa. The State Fire Marshal’s Office says that the origin and the cause of the fire both remain undetermined. However, the fire marshal’s office does say that the fire is not considered suspicious in nature […]

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Toccoa Re-naming Drive After Emory Johnson

Toccoa is renaming a local drive after a late veteran. Tuesday, Toccoa City Commissioners voted unanimously to rename the driveway that serves the old Whitman Street Recreation Center as Emory Johnson Drive. City Manager Billy Morse said they are doing so after it was requested earlier this month by the Marine Corps League Currahee Mountain Detachment 1303. “That driveway also […]

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Stephens BOE Sets Meeting Dates, Times

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The Stephens County Board of Education sets its meeting schedule for 2016. Tuesday, the Board of Education approved 2016 meeting dates and times. Those regular school board meetings will remain on the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m., except for December 2016, which will be on the second Tuesday. Meanwhile, the school board’s work sessions and called meetings […]

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Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner This Weekend in Toccoa

An annual Pre-Thanksgiving tradition takes place this weekend. The men of Friendship Baptist Church will sponsor their 20th annual Sandra Harbin Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner for Senior Citizens on Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Toccoa-Stephens County Boys and Girls Club on Whitman Street in Toccoa. Co-organizer Randolph Sherman said they are looking forward to marking 20 years of this dinner this […]

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Forest Service Soon Starting Prescribed Burns

Pending favorable conditions, fire managers on the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests will soon begin the prescribed burns they say are essential to improving wildlife habitat and maintaining a healthy forest. Approximately 32,000 acres across the Forests may be treated through fire from mid-November 2015 through mid-May 2016. Forest Service officials say one of those burns will be located in the Stephens […]

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E.O. Potluck Dinner Tonight

The Evan Oglesby Foundation is hosting a Community Potluck Dinner tonight from 6 to 7:30 p.m. to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday at its facility on Pond Street in Toccoa. There is no charge to attend, but people attending are asked to bring a dish to share. For more information or to RSVP, call 404-969-5334. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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