Absentee Ballot Applications Ready As Election Season Warms Up

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The 2016 election season is getting into full swing. Stephens County Registrar Bill Cochran said that his office is already accepting absentee ballot applications and sending out absentee ballots for the May 24 general primary election. Cochran said anyone wanting a mail-in, paper absentee ballot can contact his office during normal business hours to request one. “Voters can request applications […]

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Man Charged in Three Counties Indicted in Franklin Co.

A Demorest man who led Franklin and Stephens County authorities on a high-speed chase in February through two counties has been indicted by the Franklin County Grand Jury. Alton Lee Davidson faces multiple charges in three counties, but in Franklin County he has been indicted on eight different counts, including fleeing and attempting to elude, aggravated assault on a peace […]

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Main Street Unveils New Historic Plaque

Main Street Toccoa unveils its latest historic plaque. On Thursday, Main Street staff, city officials, and others gathered at Ginger and Company at 45 Doyle Street to dedicate the seventh of ten plaques in te 2015-2016 historic plaque series. City officials said that the building that Ginger and Company is located in originally housed the Clipper Barber Shop, which called […]

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Senior Center Honors Volunteers

The Stephens County Senior Center honors its volunteers. On Thursday, the Senior Center hosted its annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon. Stephens County Senior Center Director Lisa Thomas says they hold the lunch each year to show the center’s volunteers how much the center appreciates what they do. “The Senior Center could not do without them, especially our Meals on Wheels program,” […]

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Kokoon Homes Holds Ribbon Cutting

A local home builder shows off his new home. On Thursday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Kokoon Homes for its new facility off of Doyle Street in Toccoa. Local officials toured the plant with company staff and learned more about the services that the company offers. Kokoon Homes Owner Dave Rades said that his […]

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DOT Says 17 Widening Will Take Until Fall to Finish

It will be late Fall at the earliest before the entire Georgia Highway 17 widening project is complete. This week, the Georgia Department of Transportation provided updated projected completion dates for the two phases of the project to make Highway 17 four lanes from the Franklin County line to Memorial Drive in Toccoa. The northern end of the project, between […]

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Hospital Celebrates New Surgeons

Stephens County Hospital celebrates its new general surgeons. On Wednesday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting for the hospital’s general surgery practice, which opened a few months ago. Staffing the practice are Dr. Mark Herndon and Dr. Dearl Birdsong. Hospital Administrator Lynne Anderson said that they are well-trained general surgeons the hospital is thrilled to have on […]

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Toccoa Announces Plans for Georgia Cities Week

The city of Toccoa will host a special week of activities to celebrate Georgia Cities Week later this month. This year’s theme for Georgia Cities Week is “Go To Town.” Georgia Cities Week, sponsored each year by the Georgia Municipal Association, is designed as an opportunity to showcase and celebrate cities and the services they provide. Special events in Toccoa […]

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