Toccoa Commissioners Handle 2016 Appointments

Toccoa City Commissioners take care of a number of yearly appointments. Monday, the city commission started 2016 by ratifying the choice of Evan Hellenga as Mayor and Jeanette Jamieson as Vice-Mayor. Commissioners chose those two to serve in the rotating posts at their last meeting. Also, city commissioners unanimously voted to re-appoint Billy Morse as City Manager, Fredda Wheeler as […]

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Henshaw Signs With Truett-McConnell

Stephens County High School’s volleyball program sends its first player to the next level. Last Friday, Jordan Henshaw signed to play college volleyball at Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland, Georgia. Henshaw said she is excited to attend Truett-McConnell for a number of different reasons. “Before I wanted to go to Truett without volleyball,” said Henshaw. “The volleyball is just a plus. […]

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Track Work Affecting Part of Crescent Line

Track work being performed by Norfolk Southern Railway will affect the Amtrak Crescent line between New Orleans and Atlanta for the following month. According to Amtrak, on weekdays between now and February 4, the southbound train from New York will stop in Atlanta and the northbound train will start in Atlanta. Amtrak says on those dates, bus service will be […]

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Pinkerton Resigns from Stephens Co. BOE

Dr. Elizabeth Pinkerton is resigning from the Stephens County Board of Education. Pinkerton announced her immediate resignation in a letter that she released on Friday. She did not give a reason for why she has chosen to resign her seat and declined to comment further on the matter when contacted by WNEG. In the letter, which is addressed to the […]

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Toccoa City Commission Meets Today

Toccoa City Commissioners will get their calendar year underway later today with a host of meetings. First, the city commission is meeting for a planning meeting with department heads out at the Links Pro Shop starting at 11:30 a.m. During that planning meeting, department heads and city commissioners are set to discuss priority projects for the year ahead and also […]

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SCMS Hoops Faces Elbert Co.

The Stephens County Middle School basketball teams played Elbert County last week. In 7th grade girls’ play, the Lady Rebels beat Elbert, 41-2. Kiki Rucker had nine points, Samara Walker had eight points, and Lindsay Moore had six points for the Lady Rebels. In 7th grade boys’ play, the Rebels lost to Elbert County, 30-27. Kenny Colwell had 11 points […]

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Main Street Toccoa Unveils Historic Plaque

Main Street Toccoa unveils the latest in this year’s series of historic plaques. On Thursday, local officials and others gathered at Feral on Doyle Street in downtown Toccoa to unveil this month’s plaque. The buildings that now house Feral originally housed Red Apple Grocery and Sears. According to Main Street Toccoa, the buildings were combined into one over the years […]

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SCHS Hoops Opens Region Play on Road

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The Stephens County Indian boys’ basketball team starts out region play with a win. On Friday, the Indians led throughout, at one point by 20 points, and beat Chestatee, 55-43 on the road in Hall County in the Region 8-AAAA opener for both teams. Ty Nails scored 11 points, all in the first half, to lead the Indian offense. 10 […]

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Stephens Co. Relay for Life Kick-off on Tuesday

Stephens County Relay for Life will kick off its yearly campaign this week with an event. This year’s Relay for Life Kick-off is coming up on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Stephens County Senior Center on Rose Lane in Toccoa. Proceeds from the Relay for Life benefit the American Cancer Society. American Cancer Society Stephens County Community Manager Cameron […]

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