Funeral Set for Teen Killed in Wreck

Funeral services are set for a Stephens County teen killed in a car accident last week. 18-year-old Dustin Michael Hill of Toccoa will be laid to rest on Saturday afternoon. Hill died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident last Thursday in the Martin area. The accident occurred at about 2:50 a.m. on Combs Avenue in Martin. According to the […]

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Toccoa Holding Main Street Awards Today

The Toccoa Main Street Program will hold its annual Main Street Awards Reception today. The reception will be held at the Schaefer Center on Doyle Street beginning at 5 p.m. with refreshments. The Volunteer Recognition Ceremony and Awards Program itself will then start at 5:30 p.m. During the program, the Downtown Development Authority will review 2016 downtown revitalization efforts. Also, […]

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Martin Looking Forward to 2017

Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin said that he is looking forward to the year ahead. Martin delivered his semi-annual report to Stephens County Commissioners on Tuesday. In that report, Martin called 2016 a “strongish” year. He said while it was not fantastic, it was not bad, as the county added almost 300 jobs. Martin went on to […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Extends Billboard Moratorium

Stephens County Commissioners vote to keep up a moratorium on signage and billboards within unincorporated parts of Stephens County for another 90 days. Commissioners passed the moratorium extension by a unanimous vote on Tuesday. The county commission first passed a moratorium in February that applied only to the Georgia Highway 17 corridor in the unincorporated parts of the county as […]

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Local Suit Heads To Ga. Supreme Court

The Georgia Supreme Court hears a case involving a Toccoa nursing home. Oral arguments in the case of United Health Services of Georgia, Inc. et al. v. Norton et al. were heard Tuesday morning at the Georgia Supreme Court. According to information provided by the court, PruittHealth, Inc. is appealing a Georgia Court of Appeals decision allowing a man’s wrongful […]

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NGTC Announces 2017 GOAL Winner

Gina Sneed of Blue Ridge, Ga., was named North Georgia Technical College’s 2017 Georgia Occupational Award for Leadership (GOAL) student at a recent Habersham Rotary meeting. Nominated by her instructor Deborah Shelton, Sneed is a nursing student at the Blairsville NGTC campus. GOAL candidates are nominated by an instructor and must maintain a least a 3.0 GPA and demonstrate strong […]

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Two Injured in Monday Morning Accident

Details are out regarding Monday morning’s accident at a busy Toccoa intersection. The accident occurred during the 7 a.m. hour at the intersection of Big A Road with Fernside Drive and Rose Lane. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, a Stephens County Sheriff’s Office 2015 Dodge Charger was traveling south on Big A Road in the […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

Stephens County Commissioners will meet today for a regularly scheduled business meeting. The county commission is scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. County commissioners are first scheduled to hold a public hearing for a proposed change to the alcohol ordinance regarding applications, along with a public […]

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County Job Tax Credit Tiers Released By State

New state guidelines are changing the state job tax credits that Stephens County businesses might be eligible for moving forward. Recently, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs released its county job tax credit tiers for 2017. In that release, Stephens County went from a Tier 2 county to a Tier 3 county. The tier ranking of a county determines how […]

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