Toccoa Purchasing Bucket Truck

The city of Toccoa will purchase a new bucket truck. At their February 24 meeting, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously approved the purchase of the truck from Altec Industries of Elizabethtown, Kentucky at a cost of $88,778. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that the new truck will take the place of one that is old and in need of repair. […]

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Ga. DOT Announces Area Road Work

The Georgia Department of Transportation is announcing road work for Stephens and surrounding counties this week. In Stephens County, the DOT said a crew will mow the rights of way alongside State Route 365.  The shoulder will be closed as this work occurs. Moving to Franklin County, a crew will patch potholes on Interstate 85 and lane closures will occur […]

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Police Blotter

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce says it has had recent reports of counterfeit bills. Recently, the Chamber sent out an e-mail stating that it had received reports that counterfeit $100 bills have been circulated in the Toccoa-Stephens County area. The Chamber said that businesses who believe they have received a counterfeit note should contact the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office […]

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Herschel Walker Finds Talent in Toccoa

Herschel Walker seeks out talent in Toccoa. The former Heisman Trophy winner and University of Georgia football star brought his talent show, “Herschel’s Raw Talent” to the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa on Saturday. About 80 people of all ages came out to make their three-minute video and try to win the contest. Walker said Toccoa brought out a ton […]

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Candidate Qualifying Starts Today

Qualifying starts this morning for the 2014 general primary election in Stephens County. Registrar Theresa Kelley said that candidates for races such as Stephens County Commission and Stephens County Board of Education can qualify to run for office beginning at 9 a.m. today at her office in the StephensCountyGovernmentBuilding in Toccoa. “If you want to qualify for any of the […]

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SCMS Marks Black History Month

The Stephens County School System wraps up its celebration of Black History Month. Friday, Stephens County Middle School held its annual Black History Month Program. The theme of the program was “Looking Back to Move Forward.” As part of the program, the students saw a performance called “One Voice,” a one-man show by Jeremiah Dew, who goes by the name […]

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Toccoa Marks Arbor Day

Toccoa marks Arbor Day. The city held its annual Arbor Day ceremony on Friday afternoon at the Boys’ and Girls’ Club on Whitman Street. This year’s theme was “Planting for the Future.” City officials, the Georgia Forestry Commission, and Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful were all on hand to help the children of the Boys and Girls’ Club plant trees out in […]

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Shubert Enters Not Guilty Plea

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A man accused of murder in Franklin County pleads not guilty. Brent Shubert, the Canon man accused in the murder of his fiancé last year, entered a not guilty plea on all counts in Franklin County Superior Court in Carnesville Thursday afternoon in the death of Bonnie Ann Cooner. Cooner went missing in late […]

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Collins’ ‘Sue and Settle’ Legislation Passes U.S. House

The first bill introduced in Congress by 9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins passes the House of Representatives. The House of Representatives this week passed House Resolution 1493, known as the Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act. Collins’ office said the bill was packaged with three other pieces of legislation aimed at stopping abuses in government power. In a […]

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