Stephens Co. Special Olympics Spring Games This Week

Stephens County’s annual Special Olympics event is coming up later this week. The actual games are Friday morning at the Stephens County High School football stadium. However, Stephens County Special Olympics Public Relations Chair Letty Beatty said that everything will actually kick off Thursday at 7 p.m. with a pep rally at the stadium. “We are so excited about kicking […]

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Sage Purchases Italian Company

A company with Stephens County connections has purchased another firm. GSA Business reported recently on its website that Sage Automotive Interiors has acquired Miko SRL. According to that report, Miko SRL is an Italian maker of suede-like automotive interior fabrics. The report said financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Sage CEO Dirk Pieper told GSA Business that Miko’s […]

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TFC Singing Men Perform At Turner Field

A group of local singers perform at Turner Field. The Toccoa Falls College Singing Men performed the National Anthem at last night’s Atlanta Braves game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Atlanta at Turner Field. This is not the first time they have sung the anthem at Turner Field, having performed it numerous times in years past. According to the college’s […]

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TFC Counseling Program Recognized

Toccoa Falls College receives recognition for its counseling program. In March 2015, the website, BestCounselingDegrees.com, published a ranking for the Top 25 Small Colleges for a Counseling Degree. The list was arranged by the overall undergraduate graduation rate with a counseling degree and TFC made the list. Toccoa Falls College officials said they are honored to have the school recognized […]

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“A Taste of Toccoa” Held Saturday

“A Taste of Toccoa” celebrates its 25th year. Saturday, a large crowd came to downtown Toccoa on a beautiful day to enjoy the annual culinary event. People tried different foods from a host of Stephens County restaurants and caterers, while enjoying entertainment and more. This was the first year that Main Street Toccoa held “Taste” on a Saturday. Main Street […]

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Toccoa City Commissioners Discuss Sidewalk Project

At last Monday’s Toccoa City Commission meeting representatives of KCI Engineering gave Toccoa City Commissioners a progress update on a prospective sidewalk that would be added from the Rose Lane/Fernside Drive area to Wal-Mart. Toccoa City Commissioners has received a permit from the Georgia Department of Transportation or GDOT for the project. The project is estimated to cost approximately $300,000, […]

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Amnesty Day Deemed Huge Success

The Stephens County Commission praises Amnesty Day. At last Tuesday’s Stephens County Commission meeting, Chairman Dennis Bell and Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers sang the praises of the Stephens County Amnesty Day held in conjunction with Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful on April 25th. “A lot of people,” Says Ayers; “We started out with 8 employees. We realized early that we […]

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7th Plaque Dedicated In Historic Downtown Toccoa

Main Street Toccoa installed the 7th of 10 Historic Plaques this past Thursday. The plaque was placed on the building that is currently the office of Mike Van Minos State Farm Insurance on Sage Street. Main Street’s Weslie Clark explains the dedication. “This building has been home to a bowling alley, a furniture store, a taxi company on the adjacent […]

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Two Candidates Qualify in Lavonia City Council Race

Courtesy of Sister Station WLHR Qualifying for the Lavonia City Council Post 1 seat is over and only two people have come forward to run in that special election race. Qualifying ended at 4:30p Wednesday with Courtney Umbehant and Nora Chambers the only two candidates to throw their hats into the ring. Umbehant and Chambers are running to fill the […]

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Franklin County to Upgrade Technology

Courtesy of Sister Station WLHR Franklin County Commissioners have received information from Franklin County Manager Beth Thomas on her plan to upgrade the computer technology at the Franklin County Commission offices. At their work session Tuesday, Thomas told the Board she has developed a long-term plan to upgrade the computers and server, but she said there is an immediate problem […]

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