Toccoa Unveils New Fire Training Facility

The city of Toccoa unveils its new fire training facility. City and community leaders gathered with fire fighters to hold a ribbon cutting and open house for the new burn building on Monday. Toccoa Fire Chief Tommy Ayers said that the facility will make training a lot easier for his department. “We will be training locally and will not have […]

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Monday Search Leads to Arrest in Stephens Co.

A chase in Stephens County Monday leads to an arrest. Monday morning, Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that deputies surprised two burglary suspects at a residence on Mize Road near Old Mize Road. Shirley said that while questioning both suspects, one white male ran into the woods eluding deputies after giving foot chase. The sheriff said a perimeter was […]

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Toccoa City Commission Meets

The city of Toccoa officially lifts its ban on outdoor burning. City commissioners voted unanimously to officially lift the burn ban effective immediately at their meeting on Monday. That follows in the footsteps of Stephens County Commissioners, who also rescinded the burn ban last week. The city commission had passed the burn ban on November 28, but since then downtown […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting This Morning

A host of transportation topics are on the agenda this morning for the Stephens County Board of Commissioners. County commissioners will meet at 8:30 a.m. today at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa for a regularly scheduled meeting. On today’s meeting agenda, Stephens County Commissioners are scheduled to consider a motion to award the LMIG off-system safety improvements […]

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Local Representatives Win at Keep Georgia Beautiful Awards

Toccoa and Stephens County win awards from Keep Georgia Beautiful for local efforts in cleaning up the community. The awards were presented at the annual Keep Georgia Beautiful Awards Luncheon, which took place earlier this month. Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful submitted the city and county for the awards. According to KTSCB Executive Director Linda Scofield, the local community came away […]

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NFPA Offers Christmas Tree Safety Tips

The National Fire Protection Association is offering some tips on Christmas tree safety this holiday season. According to the NFPA, Christmas tree fires are not common, but are more likely to be serious when they do occur. NFPA Spokesperson Lisa Braxton said there are a number of things people need to keep in mind if using a real tree for […]

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Stephens Co. Still Seeing Exceptional Drought

Drought conditions are improving slightly in parts of northeast Georgia after recent rains, but Stephens County remains in exceptional drought. According to the latest drought monitor that was released on Thursday, essentially all of Stephens County remained in exceptional drought, which is the most severe category on the drought monitor. There is a very small sliver of Stephens County along […]

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