SCDA Holds Monthly Meeting

An intergovernmental agreement will allow the Stephens County Development Authority to work on selling a local industrial building on behalf of Stephens County. Wednesday, the Stephens County Development Authority approved an intergovernmental agreement with Stephens County regarding the Goodwill Building on Clary Connector in Eastanollee. Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin explained that many years ago, former State […]

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Toccoa Life Marks New Location With Ribbon Cutting

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A local center that works with moms-to-be celebrates its new location. The Toccoa Life Pregnancy Resource Center held a Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Thursday at its new location at the Pointe Church in Eastanollee. William and Amanda Brothers are the new directors of the center. Amanda Brothers said their goal is to offer support, […]

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Pre-K Registration Underway

Pre-K registration is underway in Stephens County. It runs through March 25. Documents needed to complete registration include a certified copy of birth certificate, social security card, Immunization on GA Form 3231, and proof of residency. The child must be four years of age on or before September 1 to register for Pre-K. Pre-K classes are determined by lottery and […]

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Man Charged Under Gang Statute in Toccoa

A Toccoa man faces drug and other charges after a search warrant and investigation in Toccoa. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, suspicion of drug activity that police uncovered through another investigation the department was working led officers to a Poplar Street residence. Jarrell said that on February 9, police executed a search warrant at the home on the […]

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Fire Station Buildings Almost Complete

Work is almost done on three new fire station buildings in Stephens County to increase coverage. Stephens County is using SPLOST VI money to build stations on North Holcomb Drive and Red Bluff Road to provide more coverage to the Big Smith Fire Department, and Black Mountain Road to provide more coverage to the Shiloh Fire Department. County Administrator Phyllis […]

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New Equipment Helping Extend Road Life

Stephens County is using a new piece of equipment to help extend the life of its roadways where possible. Last month, the county announced that it had received and started to use its new crack sealing machine. Road Department crews started using the machine on Dick’s Hill Parkway first. According to County Administrator Phyllis Ayers, the machine has worked very […]

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Francine Reed Concert Tonight in Toccoa

A Georgia Music Hall of Fame singer will appear in Toccoa tonight. Francine Reed will perform at the Schaefer Center this evening in downtown Toccoa. Reed’s concert marks the final event in the city’s month long “Flames Fest” event that has paid honor and tribute to the Famous Flames. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said that the city […]

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