Stay off Roads, Officials Say

The city of Toccoa and StephensCounty are preparing for today’s second round of winter weather.   Both Stephens County Public Works Director Tim Mitchem and Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse say that the city and county made it through the day Tuesday well as snow fell throughout much of the day.   Mitchem said that the county is ready to […]

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Stephens Co. Postpones Vote on Shelter Funding

Stephens County Commissioners will wait until its next meeting to decide whether to provide additional funding to the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter for operations. Tuesday, county commissioners voted unanimously to postpone a vote on whether to provide an additional $73,000 or so in funding for shelter operations. Both the city of Toccoa and Stephens County budgeted about $142,000 in the […]

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Winter Storm Warning Tuesday PM Into Wednesday

The National Weather Service said this morning (Tuesday) that this winter event will be a two-round affair. A winter weather advisory is in effect from now until 6 p.m. tonight. Meanwhile, a winter storm warning is in effect starting at 6 p.m. tonight National Weather Service Meteorologist Harry Geripetritus said the area can expect the snow to pick up as […]

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Toccoa Preparing for Winter Weather

The city of Toccoa is getting ready for whatever Old Man Winter has in store over the next couple of days. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that city staff and department heads are following the weather reports and getting everything in place. “Snow plows and sand trucks are ready,” said Morse.  “We have snow chains that have been installed […]

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Ga. DOT Watching NE Ga. Roads

The Georgia Department of Transportation is monitoring roads throughout the region. Spokesperson Teri Pope said crews are starting to get to work treating roads as snow falls and watching elsewhere. “They are monitoring conditions throughout the rest of the region,” said Pope.  “We are actively out there and if we are needed, we can begin treating the roads immediately.” Pope […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Set To Meet Today

Stephens County Commissioners are scheduled to meet this morning for their first regularly scheduled meeting in about a month. Today’s Stephens County Commission meeting is set to start at 8:30 a.m. today at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Commissioners did not have their last meeting two weeks ago due to winter weather. Because of that, items from that […]

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SCDA Gets Good News On Sewer Expansion Grant

Toccoa and Stephens County remain in the running for a significant grant to help with a local water and sewer expansion project. Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin says that the Economic Development Administration has contacted the Development Authority to tell it that its grant application for funding to help install sewer along the Toccoa By-pass was selected […]

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Herschel Walker Bringing Talent Competition to Toccoa

A Georgia football legend and former Heisman trophy winner is bringing his latest venture to Toccoa next month. Herschel Walker is coming to Toccoa’s Schaefer Center on March 1 to host “Herschel’s Raw Talent.” Walker said “Herschel’s Raw Talent” is a competition that merges a talent show with the power of online videos. “We are bringing in talent,” said Walker.  […]

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Toccoa Fire Dept. Reports Two Fires

The Toccoa Fire Department and the State Fire Marshal’s Office continue to investigate a fire earlier this month at a local hotel. Toccoa Fire Chief Tommy Ayers said that crews responded to a room at the Toccoa Inn around 5:30 a.m. on February 2. Ayers said one person was injured in the fire and sent to Grady with burn injuries […]

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