Passport Fair, tomorrow

The Toccoa Post Office will be holding a Passport Fair tomorrow morning from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The post office is located at 41 Falls Park Drive. No appointment necessary. Anyone who is looking to get a passport issued or updated can come in between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. The standard price for an adult passport is $160, […]

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Flagship Detroit touches ground in Toccoa

One of American Airlines’ original DC-3 aircrafts descended from the sky and taxied the runway at the Toccoa Airport Tuesday morning. The Flagship Detroit is the oldest DC-3 aircraft still in service. Built in 1937, the Flagship Detroit has since gone through at least 18 different owners, including a short time as a ward of the U.S. Government, prior to […]

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DNR reminds boaters not to Drink and Boat

Georgia law is clear: don’t drink and boat. Piloting a boat under the influence on waters like Lake Hartwell could land party-goers in jail, according to the Department of Natural Resources. The DNR asks boaters to do three things: be courteous on the lake, wear your life jacket and don’t drink and boat. In Georgia, it is a crime to […]

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North Georgia Tech Offering Scholarships for Fall Semester

Applications for scholarships at North Georgia Technical College are now being accepted. The North Georgia Technical College Foundation provides scholarships for students with documented financial need. Foundation scholarships assist with tuition, fees and required classroom equipment. Foundation Director Cynthia Brown said at the beginning of Fall Semester, the Foundation awards several scholarships which are available to students enrolled in specific […]

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Body identified after being recovered from Hanna Creek

Authorities have identified a body recovered from Hanna Creek in Royston on June 8. The victim has been identified as 28-year-old Amber Brittany Hester of Royston. According to Nelly Miles, Public Relations Officer for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the body was discovered partially submerged and was believed to have been deceased for several days. The GBI, the Madison County […]

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ASI Southeast Opens New Clary Connector Facility

ASI Southeast has officially opened their newest plant in Stephens County. Wednesday morning, the Company held a ribbon cutting at their new 140,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in the Meadow Brook Industrial Park, which also holds an additional 12,000-square-foot-office space. Calling it the 900 Building, ASI announced the construction of the new facility at 900 Clary Connector in February of 2017. ASI’s […]

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City Ends Probation Department Contract with the County

The City of Toccoa will be using their own probation service for municipal court. At their meeting Monday, City Commissioners voted to remove the City from a partnership with Stephens County to provide probation services. Toccoa has been sharing the probation services with the County since the early 1990’s , but City Manager Billy Morse says the City has simply […]

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