MLK Events Set for Today in Toccoa

Activities to mark the annual commemoration of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. continue today in Toccoa. Today’s events include the annual Interfaith Service and March for Peace. The Interfaith Service will be at noon today at Trinity C.M.E. Church in Toccoa with the March for Peace starting at 2 p.m. today in front of Trinity C.M.E. Church […]

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Toccoa Unveils New Historic Plaque Downtown

Toccoa unveils the latest in its series of historic plaques. On Thursday, January 5, the Chattel Shop and Phyllis’ Hairworks received the third historic plaque in the 2016-2017 series of plaques dedicated to downtown buildings. This location is the previous home of McCurry’s Men’s Shop. Main Street Toccoa said that McCurry’s Men’s Shop was founded by Mr. Carl McCurry as […]

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Papa John’s Holds Toccoa Ribbon Cutting

A national pizza chain opens a location in Stephens County. Papa John’s Pizza held a Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday to celebrate its arrival in Toccoa. Shez Mistry is one of the owners of the Papa John’s store in Toccoa. He said they are excited and pleased to be in Stephens County. “Better quality, better […]

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Wilkinson Receives Committee Assignments

50th District State Senator John Wilkinson will remain the Chair of the State Senate’s Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee. He received that assignment last week from the Senate’s Committee on Assignments. Wilkinson said he is humbled that his fellow senators entrusted him with this committee for another legislative term and he added he looks forward to working to ensure Georgia’s […]

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Nobody Hurt As Train Jumps Tracks in Stephens Co.

Authorities said nobody was hurt after a train derailment in Stephens County on Thursday. It occurred on Thursday afternoon on tracks along Wolf Pit Road. According to Stephens County Volunteer Fire Coordinator and Eastanollee Fire Chief Jamey Gettys, several cars of a train jumped the tracks along Wolf Pit between Turner Road and Eastanollee By-pass. Gettys said the cars tipped […]

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Long-Time HR Director Yearwood Retires

Human Resources Director Brenda Yearwood retired this week from the city of Toccoa after 30 years of service. A reception was held to recognize Yearwood and wish her well on retirement Wednesday at Toccoa City Hall. She said retirement is bittersweet as she has truly enjoyed working for the city. “Being here 30 years has been a wonderful experience for […]

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MLK Holiday Schedule Announced

Local governments are announcing their schedules for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Both Toccoa City Hall and Stephens County government offices will be closed on Monday in observance of the King holiday. In the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recyclables scheduled to be picked up on Monday will be picked up on Tuesday. Commercial garbage will be […]

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