Stephens Co. Commission Set To Meet Today

Stephens County Commissioners are scheduled to meet this morning for their first regularly scheduled meeting in about a month. Today’s Stephens County Commission meeting is set to start at 8:30 a.m. today at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Commissioners did not have their last meeting two weeks ago due to winter weather. Because of that, items from that […]

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SCDA Gets Good News On Sewer Expansion Grant

Toccoa and Stephens County remain in the running for a significant grant to help with a local water and sewer expansion project. Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin says that the Economic Development Administration has contacted the Development Authority to tell it that its grant application for funding to help install sewer along the Toccoa By-pass was selected […]

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Herschel Walker Bringing Talent Competition to Toccoa

A Georgia football legend and former Heisman trophy winner is bringing his latest venture to Toccoa next month. Herschel Walker is coming to Toccoa’s Schaefer Center on March 1 to host “Herschel’s Raw Talent.” Walker said “Herschel’s Raw Talent” is a competition that merges a talent show with the power of online videos. “We are bringing in talent,” said Walker.  […]

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Toccoa Fire Dept. Reports Two Fires

The Toccoa Fire Department and the State Fire Marshal’s Office continue to investigate a fire earlier this month at a local hotel. Toccoa Fire Chief Tommy Ayers said that crews responded to a room at the Toccoa Inn around 5:30 a.m. on February 2. Ayers said one person was injured in the fire and sent to Grady with burn injuries […]

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Toccoa Commission Meeting Today

Toccoa City Commissioners will gather for a regularly scheduled meeting later today. That meeting will start at 5 p.m. at ToccoaCity   Hall. Items on the agenda for today’s Toccoa City Commission meeting include consideration of the Fiscal Year 2015 budget calendar, and a bid opening for the purchase of a bucket truck for the Public Works Department, along with […]

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Stowe Speaks on Commission Candidacy

The second person to announce his candidacy for the Stephens County Commission special election coming up in March said he thinks he can help make a change in StephensCounty if elected. Ralph Stowe spoke with AM 630 WNEG on Thursday. A lifelong resident, Stowe is retired after a career in law enforcement and private security.  He had 14 years of […]

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Red Cross Still Needs Blood Donations

The American Red Cross said its blood supply is doing better following winter weather last month that caused issues for the agency. During the most recent bout of winter weather in Georgia, the Red Cross was forced to cancel more than 50 blood drives in Georgia, leading to over 2,000 uncollected blood and platelet donations over a four-day period. Red […]

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Elite Glass Holds Ribbon Cutting

The local community celebrates the opening of a new business to help take care of Stephens County and northeast Georgia’s glass needs. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Elite Glass on Thursday at the Chamber office in downtown Toccoa. Elite Glass Owner Alan Glaze said he can handle all different types of glass-related services for […]

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Ga. DOT Reschedules Banks Open House

The Georgia Department of Transportation will hold an open house meeting next month on a Banks County bridge project. A public information meeting will take place on Thursday, March 13 to discuss the detour necessary for reconstruction of the State Route 63 Bridge over the Middle Fork of the Broad River. That is located 9.4 miles northeast of Homer. The […]

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