USFS Conducted Controlled Burns Tuesday in Area

May 6, 2015

The U.S. Forest Service said that it conducted two controlled burns Tuesday in the Stephens County area. Those burns were three miles north and seven miles northeast of Toccoa Tuesday and totaled about 165 acres. According to the Forest Service, the burns may have caused smoke to be visible Tuesday in the U.S. Highway...

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Hartwell Bank Bought By South State

May 6, 2015

A bank with Toccoa ties is purchasing 13 locations from another bank. The website GSA Business said recently that South State Corp. announced that it plans to purchase 12 South Carolina branch locations and one Georgia branch location from Bank of America. GSA Business reported that the Georgia purchase is in Hartwell. South State...

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SCSO Announces Arrests In Connection With Reported Va. Homicide

May 5, 2015

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said Monday that three people have been arrested in Toccoa in connection with a Virginia homicide over the weekend. In a Facebook post, Shirley said the homicide occurred in Franklin County, Virginia in the early morning hours of Saturday. He said that investigators from Stephens County and Franklin County,...

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“Stamp Out Hunger” This Saturday

May 5, 2015

Local post offices and letter carriers are looking for the community’s help this weekend in stamping out hunger. This Saturday is the 23rd annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive nationwide. The National Association of Letter Carriers organizes the food drive each year across America and locally, letter carriers in Toccoa, Martin, and Eastanollee will...

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Stephens Co. Special Olympics Spring Games This Week

May 5, 2015

Stephens County’s annual Special Olympics event is coming up later this week. The actual games are Friday morning at the Stephens County High School football stadium. However, Stephens County Special Olympics Public Relations Chair Letty Beatty said that everything will actually kick off Thursday at 7 p.m. with a pep rally at the stadium....

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Sage Purchases Italian Company

May 5, 2015

A company with Stephens County connections has purchased another firm. GSA Business reported recently on its website that Sage Automotive Interiors has acquired Miko SRL. According to that report, Miko SRL is an Italian maker of suede-like automotive interior fabrics. The report said financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Sage CEO Dirk...

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