March of Dimes set for Saturday

The annual March of Dimes is this Saturday in Toccoa. Something new this year is a 5k run/walk starting at Boyd Field. March of Dimes Co-Coordinator Leon Womack explains “registration starts at 9 just like the sign up for the March for Babies”; says Womack “The race starts at 10. The route will be past the Baptist Church on to […]

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BBB Says Look Now for Holiday Jobs

The holidays are approaching, and though a couple of months away Fred Elsberry with the Better Business Bureau says that it is now that you should seek part-time employment. “Once retailers decide what their needs are they get in a hiring mode and it will be hard to get in front of store managers” says Elsberry; “Get your application in. […]

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All Clear at Big A Elementary

Everything is back to normal at Big A Elementary School. According to Principal Phyllis Carson there was a gas like odor in a small area of the school this morning. Carson says the building was evacuated for the caution and safety of the students and staff, and the fire department was notified. According to Carson, the fire department gave an […]

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Stephens County Schools Receive Good Budget Report

At Thursday’s Stephens County Board of Education meeting a review of the general fund balance from July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015 showed an excess of revenue of $547,935.83 with 100 percent of the fiscal year complete. The general fund balance also showed that the Stephens County School System came in under budget in expenditures at 95%. Other action taken at […]

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Salvation Army Couple Happy to be in Toccoa

A couple from Atlanta is now in charge of operations and ministry at the Salvation Army in Toccoa. Lts. Shaning and Melody Moran arrived from the Salvation Army Training School in Atlanta a little over a month ago. The Moran’s feel they are called to do this service. “It is definitely a special calling that the lord gives you.” Says […]

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Royston City Council, Mayor Approve Raise

The Royston City Council and Mayor have voted themselves a pay raise – the first one in ten years. At their meeting Tuesday evening, the Council went over a comparison of what their members are paid a month compared to other Franklin County municipalities and what they found was a surprise. According to the comparison, Royston City Council members and […]

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Stephens County Back to School

Stephens County Schools are back in session today. Stephens County Schools Superintendent Bryan Dorsey says it is great to get the new school year started. “Certainly after the year we have had trying to deal with finance and feeling that we have made great progress on that, we certainly want to make sure our focus is where it needs to […]

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Toccoa-Stephens County Recognized by Magazine for Economic Development

Toccoa-Stephens County has been recognized by Southern Business and Development Magazine in the 2015 Georgia Best of Economic Development. Toccoa-Stephens County was recognized as one of Georgia’s Best Rural location for Manufacturers. Stephens County was listed with Gainesville, Meriwether County, and Toombs County. “This is a pretty big deal” says Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin; “The voters […]

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Hanson Assets of Georgia Moving in to Former Nampac Building

A Stephens County business is moving its operation. Hanson Assets of Georgia has purchased the former Nampac building on Industrial Boulevard. Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin says they are preparing the facility now. “They will be restoring power and utilities. They have hired a mowing company to clean up the outside and are moving forward. That is […]

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