Martin Headed Overseas This Month

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Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin is heading overseas this month for an economic development trip. Martin is going to Germany for a week this month on the invitation of the European American Investment Council. He said the trip will allow him to call on businesses and industries in Germany to tell them about Toccoa and Stephens County […]

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Festival of Trees Winner Announced

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Main Street Toccoa announces the winner of the Festival of Trees. The 9th annual Festival of Trees took place this past weekend in the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. This year’s winning tree belonged to Valley Farm at Toccoa Falls College, whose tree raised money for the Food 2 Kids program in Stephens County. It received the most […]

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Stephens Co. Commission May Lift Burn Ban Today

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Recent rains may allow a burn ban to be lifted. Stephens County Commissioners have called a meeting for today at 4 p.m. to consider a motion to authorize a resolution rescinding the burn ban resolution that was passed back on November 16. Today’s 4 p.m. Stephens County Commission meeting will take place in the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown […]

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People First Hosts Annual Christmas Party

A local organization hosts its annual Christmas Party to give back to a fellow organization in the community. People First of Stephens County held its annual Christmas Party for the Peer Center Tuesday at the Peer Center. The Peer Center provides a safe place where individuals receive support towards hope and mental health recovery. Meanwhile, People First of Stephens County […]

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State Updates Ready Georgia App

The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency has updated its “Ready Georgia” mobile app. Available for both iOS and Android devices, the app has an entirely new user interface as well as features designed to help Georgia residents take steps to stay safe before, during and after emergencies. GEMHSA said with the redesign, users will recognize core capabilities from […]

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Roach Retiring From NGTC Currahee Campus

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North Georgia Technical College Currahee Campus Director Greg Roach is retiring. The school held a retirement party for Roach on Monday at the Currahee Campus. Roach is stepping down as of the end of the month after serving in that role since September 2009. He said it has been a fun seven years. “I have been blessed to work with […]

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Habersham Co. Traffic Stop Leads to Two Arrests

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A traffic stop in Habersham County leads to two drug arrests. This past Saturday, Habersham County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office agents intercepted a delivery of suspected methamphetamine. The drug task force said that just after midnight on Saturday, Habersham County deputies observed a 2006 Infiniti G35 on Georgia Highway 365 North. According to drug agents, […]

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Toccoa Downtown Storefront Window Contest Underway

Main Street Toccoa is once again inviting people to vote in this year’s Christmas storefront window competition downtown. According to Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby, voting is taking place from now through December 31. “We invite people to come down and just look at all of the beautiful storefronts in the downtown,” said Crosby. “Each one is very unique […]

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Toccoa Christmas Parade Winners Announced

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The winners are in for this year’s Toccoa Christmas Parade. This year’s parade took place Saturday afternoon in downtown Toccoa. Winning the award for the Best Overall was the Toccoa City Commission. The award for Best School went to the Stephens County High School JROTC. This year’s Best Church or Civic Group award went to Gateway Community Church. Finally, Best […]

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