City of Toccoa Presents Donation to United Way

The city of Toccoa raises thousands of dollars for the United Way of Stephens County. City officials announced recently that the city government, through its employees and others, raised a record total of $3,655 for the organization. A group from the city, led by Commissioner Terry Carter, presented the check last month to local United Way representatives. Heading up the […]

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Stephens Co. Marks MLK Day Today

Events conclude today for the 25th anniversary celebration of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Stephens County. Today at noon is the interfaith service at Trinity C.M.E. Church in Toccoa. Following the service at 2 p.m. today, the annual march will leave Trinity C.M.E. Church and make its way to Toccoa City Hall. Today’s events conclude two […]

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Corps Changes Fee Structure

The new year ushers in changes to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District fee structure for recreation day use at boat launches and swimming beaches managed by the Corps. Also, fees for Corps of Engineers annual passes to these facilities will also change. Having taken effect starting back on January 1, the cost for Corps of Engineers annual […]

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SCHS Sweeps Monroe Area in Basketball

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The Stephens County High School basketball teams pick up a doubleheader sweep at home in Region 8-AAAA play. On Friday at the Currahee Arena, the Stephens County Lady Indians beat Monroe Area, 39-26, in the varsity girls’ game. Kentasia Trimier led the Lady Indians with 11 points. Stephens County’s girls are now 6-12 overall on the season and 1-1 in […]

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TFC Basketball Splits Conference Showdown

The Toccoa Falls College Men’s basketball team opens conference play with a win. Saturday night, the Screaming Eagles picked up a win in their first conference game of the season as they defeated Pensacola Christian College at home, 86 to 74. TFC led by as much as 25 points in the first half with 59 percent field goal shooting. Toccoa […]

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Franklin Co. Still Looking At TV “Orphan County” Issue

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County is continuing its push to force Satellite TV providers to include Atlanta TV stations in their program line up for Northeast Georgia customers. At their meeting earlier this month, Franklin County Commissioners heard from County Manager Beth Thomas on her research regarding the so-called “orphan counties” regulations listed by the Federal Communications […]

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Martin Updates SCDA on 2015; Officers for 2016 Chosen

The Stephens County Development Authority gets its calendar year started. Thursday, the Development Authority set its slate of officers for 2016 at its regular monthly meeting. Brian Akin was once again elected unanimously to serve as the Authority’s Chair. Evan Hellenga, who replaced Terry Carter as Toccoa’s representative on the Authority, will serve as Vice-Chair. Chuck Wright will serve as […]

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Collins Slams Corps Decision

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins is slamming a decision by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to prohibit property owners on Lake Hartwell and Lake Lanier from drawing lake water for irrigation. The Corps announced earlier this month that a new rule would forbid the use of reservoir water on Hartwell for irrigation. According to the Corps, Shoreline Use […]

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MLK Schedule Announced

Local governments are announcing their schedules for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Stephens County government offices and Toccoa City Hall will both be closed on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. In the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recyclables scheduled to be picked up on Monday, January 18th will be picked up on Tuesday, January […]

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