Ty Cobb Museum Celebrating 19th Anniversary

MJ Kneiser Baseball fans will want to mark their calendars for a special event coming up later this month at the Ty Cobb Museum in Royston. The museum is celebrating its 19th anniversary and on Saturday, July 29 they will be hosting a special presentation featuring Major League Baseball great Ransom Jackson Jr. Museum Executive Director Wesley Fricks said Jackson will be […]

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Operation Southern Shield Kicks off This Week

Yesterday kicked off Operation Southern Shield, week-long speed prevention campaign, in Georgia and surrounding states. The multi-state effort to prevent speeding will be underway all week across Georgia, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee. Director of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Harris Blackwood said this is the first time Georgia has done a multi-state operation on speed enforcement. According […]

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Truck Fire Contained in Ingles’ Parking Lot

A truck fire was contained in the Ingles’ parking lot on Sunday. Toccoa Fire Chief Tommy Ayers reports that at 12:14 p.m. on Sunday, a call came in about a 1997 Ford F150 with smoke and flames coming from the hood. Upon arrival, firefighters observed flames coming under the hood of the truck. The fire was contained and no one […]

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Search Continues for Missing Man on Lake Hartwell

MJ Kneiser It’s day four in the search for a missing Seneca man who is believed to have drowned on Lake Hartwell over the weekend. Georgia DNR Law Enforcement agent Craig Fulghum said late Monday afternoon that his office is contributing special equipment  to help South Carolina DNR officials search for the missing boater. But Fulghum says divers and rescue […]

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State Insurance Commissioner Hudgens Announces Retirement

Georgia’s Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens announced today that he will not seek re-election for a third term as Georgia’s Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner. In a prepared statement, Hudgens said the decision came after much thought and prayer. “I am immensely grateful for the opportunity that the people of this State have given me to serve in this capacity, but […]

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Board of Education to Meet Tomorrow

The Stephens County Board of Education is holding its regularly scheduled meeting tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. On the agenda includes a financial report of the June budget as well as SPLOST activity and approval of a new strategic plan for the school system. At their work session last week, Deputy Superintendent Terri Powers explained the strategic plan, saying that the […]

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Downtown Development Authority Approves Currahee Beautification Grant

The Downtown Development Authority approves a Currahee Beautification Grant for Mr. Brett Adams at their meeting Friday. Main Street Manager Christian Hamilton said this grant is meant to help improve the façade of businesses on Currahee Street. “Since Currahee Street serves as a gateway to downtown Toccoa, the Downtown Development Authority has made a Currahee Beautification Grant available to those […]

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