Citizens invited to demo new voting machines next week, in Stephens County

The Stephens County Registrar’s Office will be holding a public demonstration on the new voting machines next week. According to Deputy Registrar April Roberts, the demonstration is to allow voters a chance to become familiar to the new machines prior to election day. “Next Monday through Friday, we are going to have demonstrations where citizens can come in from 10 […]

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Toccoa Main Street gearing up for Arbor Day

Toccoa Main Street is gearing up for Arbor Day in Toccoa-Stephens County. Each year, Toccoa Main Street organizes a tree planting ceremony in downtown Toccoa. This year, Arbor Day falls on Friday, February 21. Main Street Toccoa’s Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby says on Friday, the city has plans to plant a white oak and two dogwood trees on the courthouse […]

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Franklin County Teacher resigns after allegations of sexual misconduct with a student

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR The Franklin County School Board has accepted the resignation of High School teacher James Hindman, Jr after an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct with female high school students. Additionally, the School also filed a complaint with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. The Complaint cites two main violations – that Hindman lied on his initial application […]

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SCBC extend hours at two convenient sites

The Stephens County Board of Commissioners voted and approved a motion to extend the hours of operations at two convenient sites in the County. During its regular scheduled meeting, last week, the board agreed to extend the White Pines Convenience Site hours from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Mondays. Previously, the White Pines […]

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SCBOE set to meet tonight

The Stephens County Board of Education will meet this evening for its regular scheduled meeting. Items up for discussion include the financial reports for January and the SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) Activity report. The board will also consider awarding Cirrus Networks the bid to replace the intercom systems at Big A Elementary, Liberty Elementary, and Toccoa Elementary […]

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Chamber welcomes Underdog’s Convenience Store to Toccoa-Stephens County

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated one of its newest members, Underdog’s Convenience Store, with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Underdog’s Convenience Store is located at 3436 Hwy 17, in Toccoa. Owner Chris Bradberry says the name Underdog comes from the story about a group of racecar drivers that were the underdog because they didn’t have a sponsor. He […]

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Toccoa Main Street gearing up for Arbor Day

The Toccoa City Commission has approved a proclamation designating Friday, February 21 as Arbor Day in Toccoa. During its regular scheduled meeting on Monday, the City Commission adopted the proclamation for Toccoa Arbor Day. Each year, Toccoa Main Street organizes a tree planting ceremony in downtown Toccoa. Main Street Toccoa’s Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby says on Friday, February 21 the […]

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Piedmont College to host Amethyst Baroque Ensemble later this month

The Amethyst Baroque Ensemble will perform at 7:30pm on February 22, 2020, in the Piedmont College Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public. Ensemble musicians are Dr. Alexander Snyder Dunbar, Jody Miller, Marcy Brenner, and Adrin Akins. The musicians will perform a variety of instruments including the Baroque and Classical violin, recorder, and cello, which were instruments […]

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