All-Male Talent Show Set for Saturday

The Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa is hosting a talent show this weekend. An all-male talent show will take place on Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Schaefer Center. Jeraldine Hayes is one of the organizers for the event. She said they moved the event to the Schaefer Center this year for more room and they feel it is a […]

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City, Camp Fire Reach Pool Management Agreement

The city of Toccoa will once again work with Camp Fire on the operation of the Doyle Street Pool this coming summer. On Monday, the Toccoa City Commission unanimously approved a new agreement with Camp Fire for it to operate the pool for the city again this year. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said this agreement replaces the one-year agreement […]

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Ga. DOT Approves Local Bridge Project

The Georgia Department of Transportation said that a Stephens County bridge project is among those that the department awarded earlier this month. Georgia DOT officials said that the department has awarded the construction of a bridge and approaches along State Route 184, or Prather Bridge Road, over Toccoa Creek. According to the DOT, the project totals about .15 of a […]

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This Week is Flood Safety Preparedness Week

Flood Safety Preparedness Week in Georgia is this week and Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians that a flood insurance policy can be a valuable addition to standard homeowners, renters and business owners’ coverage. Hudgens said that purchasing flood insurance should be an important consideration for all consumers. He added that it is estimated that between 20 and […]

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Stephens Co. School Calendar Approved

The Stephens County Board of Education approves the 2016-2017 school calendar. Tuesday, the board approved a 2016-2017 school calendar that has students starting on August 4 and going for 180 days. An initial motion to approve the calendar as presented failed after it ended in a 3-3 tie, with Tony Crunkleton, Jim Bellamy, and Jim Ledford voting in opposition; while […]

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Dawkins Appointed to School Board

The Stephens County Board of Education will once again have a full slate of members. Tuesday, the Board of Education voted unanimously to appoint Wendy Dawkins to the District 1, Post 1 seat on the Stephens County Board of Education. That is the seat that was vacated when Dr. Elizabeth Pinkerton resigned earlier this year. Board of Education Chairman Tony […]

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Quarantine Lifted At Humane Shelter

A quarantine situation is over at the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter. On Tuesday, Shelter Director Jeff Roberts announced that the Georgia Department of Agriculture has released the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter from its quarantine for the Parvovirus. Roberts said that means the shelter can resume normal operations immediately. Back on February 26, Roberts announced that the Georgia Department of Agriculture […]

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