Toccoa Costume Parade Winners Announced

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 for “A Box of Cuties” Fourth […]

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Early Voting Ends Today

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 ballot. Today is also the last […]

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Harvest Festival Returns to Toccoa This Weekend

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 a variety of ethnic backgrounds and […]

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Law Enforcement Stress Halloween Safety

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 every effort to accompany your child […]

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Toccoa Costume Parade Set For This Morning

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 corner of Alexander and Doyle streets […]

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City Hears Proposal on Pines

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 that has been closed since late […]

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By-pass Sewer Project Still in Planning Phase

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 and Big A Road to the […]

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