Debbie’s Zumba Hosts Ribbon Cutting

A local Zumba studio celebrates a new location. Thursday evening, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting for Debbie’s Zumba and Fitness at its location in Bells Plaza. Debbie Stowe is the owner. She said Debbie’s Zumba and Fitness offers zumba and more for all ages. “We have been open here in Bells Plaza since May,” said Stowe. […]

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Toccoa Commission To Meet Today

Toccoa City Commissioners will gather today for both a work session and a regularly scheduled meeting. First, the city commission will meet at 4 p.m. today for a work session. There is one item on the work session agenda. That is discussion of usage of Alewine Park and Doyle Street Park. Following the 4 p.m. work session, the city commission […]

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Pond St. Fire Cause “Undetermined”

The cause of a Thursday fire in Toccoa remains undetermined at this time. That’s according to Toccoa Fire Chief Tommy Ayers. Crews from the Toccoa Fire Department, backed up by Carnes Creek Volunteer Fire Department, responded to an apartment complex on Pond Street Thursday morning for the blaze. Ayers says the fire appears to have started in the living room […]

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Severe Weather Awareness Week in Ga.


This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Georgia and the state’s Insurance Commissioner, Ralph Hudgens, wants Georgians to take this week as an opportunity to prepare. Hudgens has offered a number of insurance tips for homeowners and renters to keep in mind and help protect their property from weather like tornadoes and flooding. Noting that tornado season is approaching […]

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Beehive Homes Holds Ribbon Cutting

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A new personal care home opens in Stephens County. Beehive Homes opened a location in Toccoa recently and on Thursday, it was welcomed to the community with a Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting. The first residents have just moved into the facility, which will house up to 20 residents. Care Manager Tina Cyr said they are excited to […]

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Man Arrested in Cornelia Bank Robbery

Reports indicate that charges have been filed in the Christmas week armed robbery of a Cornelia bank. According to a report on, the Cornelia Police Department announced Thursday afternoon that 36-year-old Stephen James Villavasso of Norcross faces warrants from the GBI for the December armed robbery of Traditions Bank on Cannon Bridge Road in Cornelia. The report stated […]

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Rabun Co. Teen Still Missing

By Taylor Jones, WRBN Radio, Clayton The search continues for a missing Rabun County teenager. Thursday, Rabun County Sheriff Frank Andrews said there was no update on leads in the search for missing Rabun County teen Ashley Brianna Wayne. Andrews said they are still working on leads and working non-stop on the case. Also, he said that the Georgia Bureau […]

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