Qualifying Underway for Local, State Elections

Qualifying for local and state races for the May primary in Georgia gets underway today. Stephens County Registrar Bill Cochran said that candidates wishing to qualify for local offices as either a Democratic or a Republican candidate will qualify with his office in the Stephens County Courthouse Annex on Tugalo Street in downtown Toccoa beginning this morning. “Qualifying begins March […]

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Shirley Announces Re-Election Bid

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says he will run for a third term. Shirley announced last week that he will qualify as a Republican to run for re-election to the sheriff’s post. He said it has been his greatest honor and blessing to serve as sheriff for the past seven years, adding that with the help of professional and talented […]

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Main Street Unveils Latest Historic Plaque

Main Street Toccoa dedicates the latest in this year’s series of historic plaques. Thursday, the sixth historic plaque in the 2015-2016 series was dedicated at Sew Fabulous at 47 Doyle Street in downtown Toccoa. According to Main Street Toccoa, the building that Sew Fabulous is located originally housed a Pool Room. Main Street said that over the years, the building […]

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SCDA Holds Monthly Meeting

An intergovernmental agreement will allow the Stephens County Development Authority to work on selling a local industrial building on behalf of Stephens County. Wednesday, the Stephens County Development Authority approved an intergovernmental agreement with Stephens County regarding the Goodwill Building on Clary Connector in Eastanollee. Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin explained that many years ago, former State […]

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Toccoa Life Marks New Location With Ribbon Cutting

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A local center that works with moms-to-be celebrates its new location. The Toccoa Life Pregnancy Resource Center held a Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Thursday at its new location at the Pointe Church in Eastanollee. William and Amanda Brothers are the new directors of the center. Amanda Brothers said their goal is to offer support, […]

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Pre-K Registration Underway

Pre-K registration is underway in Stephens County. It runs through March 25. Documents needed to complete registration include a certified copy of birth certificate, social security card, Immunization on GA Form 3231, and proof of residency. The child must be four years of age on or before September 1 to register for Pre-K. Pre-K classes are determined by lottery and […]

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