VFW Ladies Auxiliary Celebrates Anniversary

The Toccoa VFW Post’s Ladies’ Auxiliary celebrates a milestone. This weekend, the VFW Post 4346 Ladies’ Auxiliary held a celebration to commemorate the 60th anniversary of its chartering, which officially happened on January 6, at the Post Home on Savannah Street in Toccoa. VFW Post 4346 Ladies’ Auxiliary President Patti Lester said the celebration provides a great opportunity to look […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

Stephens County Commissioners will hold a regularly scheduled meeting later today. County commissioners will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Commissioners will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a work session to discuss items that are on the agenda for the meeting. Items on today’s meeting agenda include consideration […]

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Art Show Opening Today in Toccoa

A traveling art exhibit will have its grand opening later today in Toccoa. The “Inspired Georgia” exhibit will open at 10 a.m. today in the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room, at the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa. After the official opening, visitors will then be able to view the art exhibit. The exhibit is free to the public and will […]

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Toccoa Commission Meets Today

Toccoa City Commissioners are set to gather for a regularly scheduled meeting later today. City commissioners will hold their second regularly scheduled meeting for January today at 5 p.m. at ToccoaCity Hall. The agenda for the Toccoa City Commission meeting later today includes consideration of two purchases. Commissioners are scheduled to discuss purchasing a new computer server and a tag […]

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Chamber Holds Joint Ribbon Cutting

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce recognizes two businesses with one ribbon-cutting. Thursday, the Chamber held a joint ribbon cutting for That’s a Great Deal and McGarity’s Starters and Alternators, which are both located on Big A Road in Toccoa near its intersection with Currahee Street. That’s A Great Deal is celebrating its four year anniversary. Owner Charles Hall said […]

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Ga. DOT Announces Road Work

The Georgia Department of Transportation is announcing road work in Stephens and surrounding counties for this week. In Stephens County, a crew will be sealing the joints on the State Route 17 Alternate bridge over the railroad tracks. A lane closure will be required as work occurs. Meanwhile in Franklin County, a crew will inspect the drainage structures for State […]

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No Trial Date Yet for Brent Shubert

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A year after his arrest, no trial date has yet been set for Brent Shubert. He is the Canon man accused of murdering his fiancé a year ago. Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White has asked for the death penalty in that case. White said he hopes to hear by the end of […]

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Toccoa Sets 2014 Goals At Retreat

The city of Toccoa is organizing its goals for the year ahead. City commissioners and staff met last week for a retreat to talk about the next 12 months. Toccoa Mayor Gail Fry said it was a good way to start off the year. “It was an opportunity for the entire commission to talk about the accomplishments from last year […]

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Changes Coming to 2014 Ga. Election Calendar

This year’s election calendar in Georgia will look a lot different. That is after changes approved by the state’s General Assembly were signed into law recently by the Governor. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said the changes became necessary after a federal judge ruled that Georgia was not giving military and overseas voters enough time to receive their ballots and […]

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