Stephens Co. Commission To Meet This Morning

Stephens County Commissioners are expected to re-visit the issue of building permit fees at their meeting today. County commissioners are scheduled to meet at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. The Stephens County Commission first discussed the matter last month, specifically looking at commercial building permit fees. Also on today’s meeting […]

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State Releases FY13 Stephens Co. School System Audit

The Stephens County school system’s Fiscal Year 2013 audit report from the state shows numerous deficiencies. State auditors released the Stephens County school system’s Fiscal Year 2013 audit report late Friday afternoon. In that report, auditors first state that the Stephens County school system failed to balance its budget in Fiscal Year 2013, resulting in a deficit fund balance. According […]

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New SR 17 Bridge Beam Setting Set To Resume Today

After crews had to put off the work Friday and Saturday due to the weather, the setting of beams for the new State Route 17 bridge at the Stephens-Franklin County line is expected to continue later today. Rain Friday and Saturday delayed beam setting that was scheduled to take place. Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope said crews are […]

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GSP Investigating Friday Wreck in Stephens Co.

The Georgia State Patrol said Friday night that one person is dead and two others injured after an accident Friday afternoon. The accident occurred Friday at 12:20 p.m. According to the GSP, a Chrysler Pacifica was traveling westbound on Memorial Drive attempting to cross State Route 17 while a motorcycle was traveling southbound on State Route 17 in the right […]

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Stephens Co. Historic Courthouse Announces New Entrance Procedure, Hours

Starting today, there is a change in hours and policies at the Stephens County Historic Courthouse. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that beginning today, the historic courthouse will have only one entrance available for the public to use. That will be the entrance facing Tugalo Street. Starting today, the Doyle Street entrance will be locked. Also, she said that […]

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Toccoa Commission To Meet Today

Toccoa City Commissioners are scheduled to meet later today for a regular monthly meeting. City commissioners will meet today at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall for their regular meeting. Items on the agenda include consideration of resolutions for Davidson Creek Reservoir Dredging and Natural Gas Expansion, as well as consideration of officially approving Natural Gas Vehicle Conversion. The city […]

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Toccoa Opens New City Pool

Toccoa opens its new city pool. The city held a ribbon cutting Thursday to officially unveil the new pool and bathhouse on Doyle Street, located at the site of the old pool. Toccoa Mayor Gail Fry said it is a great feeling to have a city pool back in use for the community. “This is a vision we have had […]

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