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Christ Fellowship Church Holds Chamber Ribbon Cutting

May 20, 2013
Christ Fellowship Church Holds Chamber Ribbon Cutting

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday for Christ Fellowship Church in Toccoa. Tim Miller is the Administrative and Teaching Pastor at Christ Fellowship. He said the church welcomes the community to visit its facility on Big A Road. “This facility is five years old,” said Miller. “The church actually...

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Stephens Co. BOE Reviews Tentative FY 2014 Budget

May 17, 2013

The Stephens County Board of Education receives a tentative Fiscal Year 2013-2014 budget. School staff presented a tentative $31.9 million budget to the Board Thursday at a work session for review. Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten said that the tentative budget assumes that there will not be any furlough days instituted in the...

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Stephens Co. Schools Honor Retirees

May 17, 2013
Stephens Co. Schools Honor Retirees

The Stephens County School System honors its retiring employees. The system held a reception Thursday at Stephens County High School for this year’s retirees. Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten said they are just a fantastic group of individuals. “We hate to see them go,” said Whiten. “One thing they all talked about was...

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Stephens Co. Hosting Relay for Life Tonight

May 17, 2013

Stephens County will gather tonight to join in the fight against cancer. The 20th annual Stephens County Relay for Life takes place tonight in downtown Toccoa. Local Relay Co-Chair Jerry Snell said organizers are excited to bring the annual event into downtown Toccoa for the first time. “Other communities have done that and it...

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Toccoa Lions Club Celebrates 80 Years

May 17, 2013

A local service club celebrates a milestone. Earlier this month, the Toccoa Lions Club celebrated its 80th anniversary. A banquet was held to mark the occasion at the Gate Cottage on the campus of Toccoa Falls College. Toccoa Lions Club Vice President Bryan Gordon noted the representation at the banquet of various Lions clubs...

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Piece of Trade Center Steel Headed to Hartwell

May 17, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A piece of the steel from the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001 will be in Hartwell on Saturday. It’s part of a fundraiser to help build handicap-accessible smart homes for soldiers injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. The fundraiser is the idea of Corporal Todd Love...

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TFC Commencement This Weekend

May 17, 2013

A new group of students will be able to call themselves graduates of Toccoa Falls College this weekend. Commencement for Toccoa Falls College is scheduled for Saturday beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the Grace Chapel and Performing Arts Center. The school says this year’s commencement speaker is the Rev. David Pound. He is the...

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Seven Cases of E. Coli Reported in Stephens Co.

May 16, 2013

Area health officials are reporting that they have seen seven recently reported cases of E. coli in the Stephens County area. District Two Public Health Spokesman Dave Palmer said that the cases have all appeared in the past couple of weeks. “At this time, we know that it is the most common type of...

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Two Arrested on Theft Charges

May 16, 2013

Two people face charges in connection to multiple burglaries within the city of Toccoa. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said it started last week when police received a tip about stolen property located at a local motel. “When we arrived at the Toccoa Motel, there was a vehicle parked out in from of Room...

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Toccoa Commission Expresses Concern About Proposed Water Project

May 16, 2013

Some Toccoa City Commissioners are expressing concern about a proposed multi-million dollar project to interconnect water systems in northeast Georgia. Madison and Elbert County officials are seeking money from the Governor’s Water Supply Program for water improvements in five northeast Georgia counties, Stephens, Franklin, Madison, Elbert, and Oglethorpe. According to officials, they are seeking...

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  • November 14, 2014Holiday Tours at Hardman Farm State Historic Site
  • November 22, 2014Pittard Clinic is partnered with Toccoa Junior Women’s Club for a coat and food drive
  • November 23, 2014 1:00 pmSenior Citizens Dinner and Gospel Concert; Annual Sandra Harbin Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner and The Wen
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