Governor Kemp Issues New Executive Order on COVID-19 Guidance

Governor Brian P. Kemp today signed Executive Order 02.15.21.01, providing additional and revised guidance for Empowering a Healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19. The Order modifies sanitation guidance for businesses and events in accordance with data on the novel coronavirus’ ability to spread from surface contact. The Order also adds a requirement for restaurants, non-critical infrastructure businesses, and events to ensure […]

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Habersham County Schools on 3-Hour Delay Tuesday

The following is a statement from the Habersham County School District:   “Governor Kemp has delayed the opening of all state offices tomorrow morning due to the likelihood of black ice across much of the state. He has also urged school systems to monitor the situation closely. Rain will end around midnight and then temperatures will fall to below freezing […]

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DPH reports 68th death in Stephens County due to COVID-19 complications

The Georgia Department of Public Health is now reporting 68 COVID-related deaths in Stephens County with 2,805 residents testing positive for the virus, since the beginning of the global pandemic. The latest report was released Sunday afternoon. The latest report has Habersham County with 131 deaths and now 4,479 positive cases of the virus. In other neighboring counties, Franklin County […]

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SCBC hires Project Manager for Splash Pad

The Stephens County Board of Commissioners continues to check items off its list to complete the Splash Pad Water Park. At its regular scheduled meeting last week, the board awarded a bid for a project manager to oversee the construction at the Splash Pad Park. According to County Administrator Phyllis Ayers, the county received two bids for project manager. She […]

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SCBC, TCC hire Animal Control Officer, all animal issues now handled by Stephens County Marshal’s Office

The City of Toccoa and Stephens County governments have hired an Animal Control Officer. Towards the end of last year, both the Stephens County Board of Commissioners and Toccoa City Commission approved an intergovernmental agreement to hire an Animal Control Officer. The agreement authorized the County to advertise and hire an Animal Control Officer with POST Certification, who will report […]

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Ritz Theatre’s Open Mic Monday Winners’ Showcase is tonight

The Historic Ritz Theatre’s Open Mic Monday Winners’ Showcase is scheduled for tonight in downtown Toccoa. According to Ritz Theatre General Manager Tami Mayhugh, the winners of this season’s Open Mic Monday competition will return to the stage tonight beginning at 7 p.m. The performers for Monday’s show include Michael McCullough, winner of the first month’s Rock competition; Carrie Bowen […]

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