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Sheriff’s Office Gets GOHS Grant

December 5, 2014

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office will use a state grant to help with DUI education and enforcement. Recently, the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety awarded the Sheriff’s Office a grant of nearly $10,000. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says that part of the grant will allow his office to buy a golf cart, trailer,...

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Busy Holiday Weekend Coming Up in Toccoa

December 5, 2014

A busy weekend of Christmas activities is set for downtown Toccoa this weekend. It starts tonight with Christmas Fest in downtown Toccoa. That runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said that there will be activities, entertainment, shopping, and more for people to enjoy. “We will have carriage...

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City of Toccoa Announces Weekend Street Closures

December 5, 2014

The city of Toccoa is also announcing a series of street closures for activities this weekend in downtown. Pond Street from Tugalo Street to Foreacre Street and Sage Street from Tugalo to Foreacre Street will close from 4 to 9 p.m. tonight. Meanwhile, Doyle Street from Alexander Street to Troup’s parking lot will close...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Holds Love Light Program

December 5, 2014
Stephens Co. Hospital Holds Love Light Program

A holiday tradition kicks off the month of December at Stephens County Hospital. Thursday night, the hospital held its 33rd annual Love Light Tree Lighting Ceremony. The event is organized by the Stephens County Hospital Auxiliary, which is part of the Stephens County Hospital Foundation. Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said the volunteers...

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McDonald’s Holds Ribbon Cutting

December 5, 2014
McDonald’s Holds Ribbon Cutting

A local restaurant celebrates an addition to its service. McDonald’s of Toccoa held a Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting on Thursday to celebrate the recent opening of its second drive-thru ordering lane. Toccoa McDonald’s Owner Susan Nichols said having two points at which customers can order going through the drive-thru has worked very...

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Toccoa Dedicates Another Downtown Historic Plaque

December 5, 2014
Toccoa Dedicates Another Downtown Historic Plaque

Main Street Toccoa unveils another historic plaque. Officials gathered at Dr. Kay Royal’s office on East Doyle Street Thursday to unveil the third historic plaque of ten in the 2014-2015 series. The structure has been home to physicians for many years. Doctor McBath bought the home in 1922 when he moved from Eastanollee to...

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Local Company Breaks Ground on Expansion

December 4, 2014
Local Company Breaks Ground on Expansion

A local company breaks ground on a major expansion. GEM Industries held a ground breaking ceremony Wednesday at its location on Clary Connector in Eastanollee for its 100,000 plus square foot addition that was announced back in October. The expansion represents a $10 million investment and will create about 25 new jobs. The company...

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New Chamber President Settling In

December 4, 2014

New Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce President Julie Paysen is settling in to her new office. Paysen started Monday after the Chamber board voted to hire her for the position. She said she is ready to get started. “I am just humbled and honored to have this opportunity to help make a difference in...

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Wednesday Afternoon Accident in Stephens Injures One

December 4, 2014

An accident Wednesday afternoon sends one person to the hospital. The wreck occurred just after 12:30 p.m. Wednesday on U.S. Highway 123, or West Currahee Street, in the area of Carnes Creek Road. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, it involved a 1995 Nissan Pathfinder and a 2008 Suzuki motorcycle....

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Two Arrested For Trafficking Meth in Stephens, Other Area Counties

December 4, 2014

Authorities said two people arrested in White County were involved in trafficking drugs throughout the region, including Stephens County. Back on November 21, the White County Sheriff’s Office and agents of the North Georgia Regional Drug Enforcement Office executed a search warrant at a Georgia Highway 254 residence in Cleveland after a lengthy investigation....

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