Wilbros Appeal of EPD Order Filed

The Georgia Office of State Administrative Hearings will handle the appeal filed by Wilbros against the administrative order issued last week by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. The EPD said it has received an official petition appealing the order the agency issued last week to revoke the Rose Lane facility’s environmental permits and close the plant. In the appeal filed […]

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Art Exhibit Opens in Toccoa

Toccoa cuts the ribbon on a visit from a traveling art exhibit. The “Inspired Georgia” exhibit was unveiled Tuesday in an opening ceremony at the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room in the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa. Main Street Toccoa, the Currahee Artists’ Guild, and the Stephens County Historical Society are teaming up to host the exhibit from the Georgia […]

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Snow Falling, Authorities Urge Caution

It’s a wintry day in Toccoa. Snow has continued for much of the afternoon. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says that roads were getting slick at 3 p.m. with a couple of accidents already taking place. He says secondary roads are especially tricky and urges people to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary this evening. As for what is […]

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Toccoa Commission Approves Two Purchases

Toccoa City Commissioners make two equipment purchases. Monday, commissioners unanimously approved both the purchase of a new computer server and the purchase of a tag reader for the Toccoa Police Department. City Manager Billy Morse said Toccoa’s current computer server needs to be replaced. “The city does have a computer hard drive server that we use to process all of […]

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New Hearing Date Set in Wilbros Civil Suit

In light of the Georgia EPD’s order last week that called on the Wilbros facility at the center of a years long odor controversy to shut down, the civil suit filed by Stephens County Commissioners and others against Wilbros is now scheduled to head back in to a courtroom next month. A hearing has been scheduled for February 24 and […]

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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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