TFC Organizing Drive to Help Firefighters

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Toccoa Falls College is doing its part to help those fighting wildfires in north Georgia, western North Carolina, and surrounding areas. The school’s Student Affairs department has organized a supply drive for emergency responders and others involved in the firefighting efforts. School officials said that with a need so close to home, the students of TFC wanted to show their […]

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Woods Fire Cause Under Investigation

The cause of a woods fire in Toccoa earlier this week remains under investigation. Crews from multiple fire departments responded to an area off of Prather Bridge Road, near the Falls Park Apartments, for a fire Tuesday evening. Toccoa Fire Chief Tommy Ayers said that crews from both Toccoa fire stations were on the scene, as were crews from the […]

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Currahee Club Hosts Holiday Market Saturday

The Currahee Club in Stephens County is once again hosting a holiday market this weekend. On Saturday, the Currahee Club will host its 3rd annual holiday market on the lawn at the club’s Amenities Campus. The event is free to attend and open to the public. Currahee Club Community Manager Anne Shurley said that the club is partnering with the […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Passes Burn Ban Resolution

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Stephens County Commissioners institute a ban on outdoor burning in the county until further notice. At a called meeting on Wednesday, the Stephens County Commission unanimously approved the burn ban resolution. Reading the resolution aloud, Stephens County Commission Chairman Dennis Bell said that the ban applies to all outdoor burning. “This ban applies to all outdoor open flames of any […]

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Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest

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A Stephens County man is facing charges after a traffic stop last week. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, it started when one of his deputies was on routine patrol last Friday night. Shirley said the deputy was on Brookhaven Circle when he noticed a suspicious vehicle parked on the side of the road. He went on to say […]

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Collins Gets House Leadership Post

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9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins is now one of the highest ranking House Republicans in Washington, D.C. Tuesday, Collins was elected to serve as Vice Chair on the House Republican Conference in the 115th Congress. The House Republican Conference is the party caucus for Republicans in the United States House of Representatives. It hosts meetings and is the primary […]

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Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner Set for Sunday

An annual pre-Thanksgiving tradition returns this weekend to Toccoa. The men of Friendship Baptist Church will sponsor the 21st annual Sandra Harbin Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner this coming Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Toccoa-Stephens County Boys and Girls Club on Whitman Street in Toccoa. Randolph Sherman is one of the organizers of the event each year. He said that the dinner […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Approves Bids

The Stephens County Board of Education approves bids on a project and a needed piece of equipment. On Tuesday, school board members unanimously approved bids for both a project to build steps, a hand railing, and handicap ramp for the entrance to the Currahee Arena from the student parking lot at Stephens County High School, as well as for a […]

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