U.S. Forest Service Looking For Cleanup Help

June 20, 2014

The U.S. Forest Service is asking for the public’s help in keeping national forests clean this summer. Forest Service Rangers said littering and dumping of garbage on national forest land is a real problem, with items ranging from the most basic household trash to things like washing machines, couches, tires, and even boats. Rangers...

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Toccoa Looking At Late July for Pool Opening

June 19, 2014

Toccoa continues putting things in place to try to have the new city pool open next month. Tuesday, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously approved two pool-related motions. First, the city commission approved a bid for fencing at the pool. The bid went to A & T Fencing of Lavonia at a cost of $14,900. Toccoa...

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Concerns Raised To BOE Over Open Ag Teacher Position at SCHS

June 19, 2014

The Stephens County School System says it is working on hiring someone to fill an open agriculture teacher position at Stephens County High School. That comes in response to concerns expressed at Tuesday’s Stephens County Board of Education meeting. Mark Wilkinson addressed the school board on behalf of the Stephens County Farm Bureau and...

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Man Pleads Guilty, Ending Child Molestation Trial

June 19, 2014

A Stephens County man ends his trial on child molestation by pleading guilty on modified charges. 79-year-old Byard Donald Charles pleaded guilty on Wednesday in Stephens County Superior Court, ending his trial, which was already underway. Charles pleaded guilty to one count of Felony Sexual Battery and one count of First Degree Cruelty to...

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Stephens Co. Receiving Sewer Expansion Grant from EDA

June 19, 2014

Stephens County receives some good economic news. Wednesday afternoon, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced that the Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration will give $1.42 million to Toccoa and Stephens County for water and sewer system improvements along the Toccoa By-pass. Specifically, the grant is funding expansion of the city’s sewer system from...

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Toccoa Rookie League Baseball Loses Twice At Sectionals

June 19, 2014

The season comes to a close for the Toccoa Rookie League Baseball All-Stars. The Toccoa Rookie League Baseball team finished its season in the Northeast Georgia sectional tournament this past week in Athens. Toccoa, who finished second in the district tournament to qualify for sectionals, lost its two games in the double-elimination tournament. In...

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  • September 15, 2014The Currahee Thunder Equestrian Drill Team of Stephens County High School
  • October 25, 2014 9:00 amFall Festival! 22nd Annual Martin Fall Festival
  • October 25, 2014 9:00 amA Big Book Bonanza
  • October 30, 2014Hardman Farm Fall Guided Tours
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