MLK Day Observance Today in Toccoa

Stephens County will commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day today with an annual event.

The annual interfaith service will begin at noon today at Trinity C.M.E.Church in Toccoa.

Following that, the annual March from the Church to ToccoaCity Hall will begin at 2 p.m.

This annual service and march comes after weeks of activities to commemorate Dr. King’s birthday in Stephens County.

Other events held previously include an art contest, talent and fashion show, essay contest, Senior Citizen Reflections, and a musical extravaganza.

Meanwhile, Toccoa City Hall and Stephens County government offices are both closed today in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

In the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recyclables scheduled to be picked up on today will be picked up on Tuesday.

Commercial garbage will be picked up as usual, but yard waste and other items will not be picked up.

Also, Meanwhile, the U.S. Forest Service will waive fees at most of its day-use recreation sites today in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The fee waiver day is the first of four such days and one full weekend offered by the agency during 2014.