Ga. First Lady Visits Toccoa

Georgia’s First Lady stops in Toccoa. Sandra Deal paid a visit Wednesday to the Toccoa-Stephens County Boys’ and Girls’ Club. Deal’s visit was part of promoting the Summer Food Service Program in Georgia. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by the state. It makes sure children in Georgia have access to nutritious meals during […]

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Collins Speaks on Obama Lawsuit Vote

Ninth District U.S. Representative Doug Collins comments on his vote to authorize the House of Representatives to sue President Barack Obama. Collins voted in favor of the resolution, which passed the House Wednesday. It gives the House the authority to initiate a lawsuit based on what it calls President Obama’s repeated changes to and selective enforcement of his own healthcare […]

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Toccoa Pool To Open August 7

The new city pool in Toccoa will open next week. Toccoa officials have announced that the city’s new pool and bathhouse on Doyle Street will open on Thursday, August 7. Mayor Gail Fry said she is excited to see the new pool open to the community. “It is an absolutely beautiful facility of which our entire community can be very […]

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SCDA Presents Annual Report To City, County

Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin has presented his annual report to Toccoa City and Stephens County Commissioners. Martin appeared before the county commission last week and on Monday, spoke to city commissioners. In his report, Martin said activity from new and existing businesses over the last year resulted in 87 jobs and more than $10.2 million in […]

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Cause Still Unknown on Monday Trailer Fire

The cause of a trailer fire near Lake Hartwell in Stephens County remains under investigation today. Big Smith, Martin, Eastanollee, and Carnes Creek Volunteer Fire Departments were all called out to the fire near the intersection of North Holcomb Drive and Bonneville Drive Monday morning. That is near Holcomb Access Boat Ramp on Lake Hartwell in far southeastern Stephens County. […]

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Toccoa Approves Bid for Street Re-surfacing

Toccoa will move ahead with the re-surfacing of 25 city streets this Summer and Fall. Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously approved a bid for a street re-surfacing project. City commissioners selected the low bid from C.W. Matthews of Marietta on the recommendation of both staff and the city’s engineering firm on the project. C.W. Matthews bid $942,665.44. The only other […]

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