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Toccoa Costume Parade Winners Announced

October 31, 2014

Winners are in for this year’s Toccoa Main Street Costume Parade. The annual parade took place this morning in downtown Toccoa. This year, the winners are as follows: Age 2 and under First Place – Ariana Shedd for “Jack in Box” Second Place – Henry Moore for “John Deere” Third Place – Shari Brown...

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Early Voting Ends Today

October 31, 2014

Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said today is the last day people can vote early for the November election. “We are here from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,” said Kelley. “If you do not come in today and vote, you will have to go to the Senior Center on Election Day to cast your...

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Harvest Festival Returns to Toccoa This Weekend

October 31, 2014

Final preparations are underway for this year’s Toccoa Harvest Festival. The 38th annual Toccoa Harvest Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday in downtown Toccoa. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said the Festival will include more than 125 craft and food vendors, along with much more. “We will be having food vendors from...

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Law Enforcement Stress Halloween Safety

October 31, 2014

Law enforcement are offering tips to make sure this Halloween is a safe one. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said many children will be out trick-or-treating and following some safety advice can ensure children and streets stay safe this Halloween. “Keep your children on the sidewalk and obey all traffic signals,” said Shirley. “Make...

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Fall Back One Hour Saturday Night; Check Smoke Alarms Too

October 31, 2014

Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging Georgians to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks back to standard time this weekend. Daylight saving time ends Sunday at 2 a.m., when clocks are set back one hour. Hudgens said the annual change from...

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Toccoa Costume Parade Set For This Morning

October 31, 2014

The 24th annual downtown Toccoa Costume Parade takes place later today. Preschool age children between the ages of two and five are invited to attend and Main Street Toccoa says that area pre-schools will also participate. Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said that children should begin lining up at 9:45 a.m. at the...

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Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

October 31, 2014

Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick says that jurors who received a summons to report for jury duty in Stephens County on Monday, November 3 do not need to report for the week. Jury duty has been cancelled for the week.

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GEM Talks About Expansion, Donating Old Building to Stephens Co.

October 30, 2014
GEM Talks About Expansion,  Donating Old Building to Stephens Co.

Stephens County and GEM officials are speaking on the announcement by GEM Southeast that it will expand its operations in Stephens County. This week, GEM announced that it would expand its operations in Toccoa, creating 30 jobs and building a new 110,000 square foot facility. State officials said it is a total investment of...

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City Hears Proposal on Pines

October 30, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners hear from one of the individuals interested in operating the city-owned Pines golf course. Terry M. Martin, a retiring educator who currently lives in the Atlanta area, spoke to city commissioners Monday representing his Tall Pines Management Group. Martin submitted one of the two proposals for operating the nine-hole, city-owned course...

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By-pass Sewer Project Still in Planning Phase

October 30, 2014

Construction could start next year on a water and sewer expansion project along the Toccoa By-pass. Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin updated Toccoa and Stephens County Commissioners on the project on Tuesday at their joint meeting. The current project would expand the city’s sewer system from the intersection of the By-pass...

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  • October 16, 2014Hardman Farm Fall Guided Tours
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