Trout Stocking Underway in Ga.

Trout stocking is underway in Georgia for this season. Regular weekly trout stockings are starting this week in Georgia, as 70,000 trout are getting ready to hit the water. This comes after the state stocked 40,000 trout early during the week of March 6. Despite the low stream flows being experienced in north Georgia, state officials said the trout stocking […]

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Early Voting Ends Today

Today is the last day for early voting for the E-SPLOST special election in Stephens County. Stephens County Registrar Bill Cochran said that polls will be open all day today at the Stephens County Registrar’s Office in the Courthouse Annex on Tugalo Street in downtown Toccoa from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. “We have had light turnout,” said Cochran. “There […]

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Pay Less Here Holds Ribbon Cutting

The community comes together to celebrate the grand opening of a new store. On Thursday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting for Pay Less Here to celebrate its grand opening on Big A Road in Toccoa. This is the second Pay Less Here store, with the first one located in Duluth. Nikki Do manages the first store […]

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Stephens Co. BOE To Receive FY 18 Budget Tuesday

Next fiscal year’s budget for the Stephens County school system should come up at next week’s meeting of the Stephens County Board of Education. During Thursday’s school board work session, Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey told the board that they would receive information on the Fiscal Year 2018 budget on Tuesday. Dorsey said that the school board will be […]

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SCHS Tennis Swept By Jefferson

The Stephens County High School tennis teams were swept and shut out by Jefferson on Thursday afternoon. Both the Indian boys and Lady Indians lost to Jefferson by match scores of 5-0. Next up for the Stephens County High School tennis teams is a home match on Wednesday against Oconee County.

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Hartwell Lake Clean-Up Set for Next Month

Spring cleaning on and around Hartwell Lake kicks off with the Lake Hartwell Clean-up, Green-up environmental restoration effort next month. This year’s Hartwell Lake clean-up is set for April 15 through April 22. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Lake Hartwell Association, a non-profit organization that promotes cooperation, assistance and information exchange among those concerned with Hartwell Lake, facilitate […]

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Ivey Calls White House Visit “Humbling”

Toccoa resident Brittany Ivey said it was a honor to meet with President Donald Trump at the White House. Ivey was in Washington, D.C. Monday at the invitation of the White House, along with a group of Americans, to talk about their experiences with the Affordable Care Act. This started last month when Ivey was the guest of 9th District […]

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Tourism Team Tours Toccoa

Local tourism leaders say a visit from a group of state tourism officials last week went very well. On March 7 and 8, Main Street Toccoa, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce, and the Stephens County Development Authority welcomed a Tourism Product Development Resource Team from the Georgia Department of Economic Development. The team consisted of tourism officials in Georgia […]

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Toccoa Commission Ratifies ABC Board Decision

The Toccoa City Commission ratifies action taken against a local restaurant by the city’s Alcohol Beverage Control board. Last month, the Toccoa Police Department responded to Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant on Big A Road for what Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse called an alcohol-related incident. On February 15, the Toccoa Alcohol Beverage Control board held an emergency meeting to take […]

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