Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

Stephens County Commissioners are also scheduled to meet later today. The county commission will meet today at 5:30 p.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. During today’s meeting, county commissioners are expected to consider a motion to adopt a 90-day moratorium on tower and telecommunication applications and adopt a corresponding moratorium resolution. Stephens […]

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Savannah Basin At Drought Level One

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Lakes Hartwell, Russell and J. Strom Thurmond are now in drought trigger level one. The three reservoirs on the Savannah River operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers entered the first drought level Monday morning, according to Corps spokesman Billy Birdwell, when pool elevation at J. Strom Thurmond Lake dipped briefly to 325.85 […]

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Job Fair Coming Up Next Month

Planning is continuing for an annual job fair in Stephens County. The eighth annual Northeast Georgia Job Fair and Career Expo is coming up on Friday, October 17 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Currahee Campus of North Georgia Technical College in Stephens County. Toccoa Career Center Manager Greg Pitts said the Department of Labor is excited about this […]

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T-SC Humane Shelter Remains Overcrowded

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter continues to deal with overcrowding at the facility. Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said hat the shelter is currently housing more animals than what it is designed to hold. “We should be caring for about 150 animals at the shelter,” said Roberts. “We have over 200 animals at the shelter now. We have other animals in […]

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Voter Registration Deadline Two Weeks Away

The November election is less than two months away and with that in mind, Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley is reminding area voters about some important dates. Kelley said that the deadline to register to vote in order to be able to vote in the November election is Monday, October 6. “If you are not registered or you have changed […]

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City Thanks Global Partitions For Pool Donation

Toccoa city officials thank a local business for their donation to the new Doyle Street Pool. Mayor Gail Fry and City Manager Billy Morse met with employees of Global Partitions Friday morning at the pool to thank them for the company’s donation to the pool building. Global Partitions donated all of the bathroom partitions and stainless steel washroom accessories for […]

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U.S. News and World Report Recognizes TFC

Toccoa Falls College receives recognition from a national publication. U.S. News and World Report recently recognized Toccoa Falls College as one of the top 35 Best Regional Colleges in the south. In addition, Toccoa Falls College is ranked 3rd in the state of Georgia. A regional college is defined by U.S. News and World Report as a college that focuses […]

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Group Marks One Year on Currahee St. Cleanup Effort

Local leaders and residents look back, one year after the start of a concerted group effort to clean up the U.S. Highway 123/Currahee Street corridor in Toccoa and Stephens County. The one-year anniversary meeting took place Thursday at the Stephens County Senior Center in Toccoa. At last year’s initial meeting, those in attendance decided to focus their initial efforts on […]

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