Becca’s Bistro and Bakery Holds Ribbon Cutting

The community comes together to celebrate a local eatery. Friday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Becca’s Bistro and Bakery in Toccoa. Becca’s opened several months ago. Jeff Jones is one of the owners. He said they have a little bit of everything at Becca’s. “Our main thing is everything is fresh,” said Jones. “We […]

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Collins Introduces Sunshine Legislation

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins introduces a bill in the House he said is designed to curb back-door rulemaking. Recently, Collins introduced House Resolution 469, the Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act, while Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa introduced a companion bill in the Senate. According to Collins’ office, the Sunshine Act would inhibit the ability of federal […]

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SCHS Splits in Hoops on Senior Night

On Senior Night at the Currahee Arena in Toccoa, the Stephens County High School basketball teams split a pair of Region 8-AAAA games. In the girls’ game, Jefferson beat the Lady Indians, 56-23. The Lady Indians kept it close early, trailing by just 10 at the half. However, Jefferson used a 7-0 run at the end of the second quarter […]

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DDA Meets With City of Toccoa Commission

Toccoa’s Downtown Development Authority says it has a lot planned for 2017 in downtown Toccoa. On Monday, the DDA met with Toccoa City Commissioners for an annual joint planning meeting. During the meeting, DDA members and Main Street Toccoa staff outline their proposed goals for the next 12 months. Topping that list is continuing improvements to the Schaefer Center, including […]

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Humane Shelter Gets Spay-Neuter Grant

A grant from a national business will assist with low-cost spay/neuter surgeries locally. The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter has received a $37,000 grant from PetSmart Charities. Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said the grant funds will help fund spay/neuter surgeries at the shelter. “This grant is designed to help subsidize the costs for Stephens County residents to get their pets altered,” […]

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City Fixes Thursday Morning Water Line Break

Toccoa city officials said Thursday afternoon that everything was getting back to normal following a water main break just off of Falls Road early Thursday morning. According to Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse, it happened sometime after midnight into early Thursday morning when it appears that a vehicle struck a fire hydrant along Rock Quarry Road. Morse said the vehicle […]

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Collins Gets Subcommittee Chairmanship

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins picks up a Subcommittee chairmanship. The House of Representatives Committee on Rules has announced its subcommittee chairs and Congressman Collins has been selected as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House. The Subcommittee on Rules and Organization is responsible for managing legislation related to House procedures and relationships between the […]

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Ribbon Cutting Held for ‘Sweetly” by Victoria’s Sweet Treats

A local business unveils a new service. Thursday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce and the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce held a joint ribbon-cutting for Victoria’s Sweet Treats in downtown Toccoa for its new “Sweetly” service, as well as for the new re-modeling work done inside the bakery. Owner Tori Bauder said “Sweetly” by Victoria’s Sweet Treats is a […]

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NGTC Announces Marlowe Evans GOAL Scholarship Winner

A Rabun County student is this year’s winner of an annual scholarship from North Georgia Technical College. Last month, North Georgia Technical College awarded Jeffrey Nichols of Lakemont with the 2017 North Georgia Technical College Foundation’s Marlowe-Evans GOAL Scholarship. GOAL is a statewide program of the Technical College System of Georgia that honors excellence in academics and leadership among the […]

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