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High school football season is here

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    The wait will be over Friday evening at 7:30 p.m.
    No more pre-season practices.
    No more practice games that don’t count in the standings.

Burton hatchery receives renovations

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    For the first time in 70-plus years, the Lake Burton Trout Hatchery raceways are empty and dry, and the last of the trout has entered north Georgia streams or been transferred to other trout ha

Indians scrimmage White County

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Although the calendar says this is only the second full week in August, school has been in session for more than two weeks and the 2019 high school football season is just right around the corner. Before the Indians face rival Franklin County in the season opener, the Indians will try to fine tune a few things when they face White County at 7 p.m. today (Thursday, Aug.15) in Toccoa. Admission to the scrimmage game is $6 and

NGTC starts travel club

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     North Georgia Technical College has created a new community traveling club called the Mountain Doers, an organization coordinated by the college’s economic development department.

TFC gains reaffirmation of accreditation

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    The Board of Trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) on June 13 voted to reaffirm the accreditation of Toccoa Falls College for the next 10

Kayak/Canoe launch completed

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Stephens County commissioner Michelle Ivester on Tuesday praised the work on installation of a kayak/canoe launch dock with concrete steps and railing at Yonah Dam Park. During Tuesday’s county commission meeting, Ivester said that a grant from Georgia Power of $10,000 made the dock possible. Georgia Power Company’s Land Department and the Citizens of Georgia Power – Clayton/Cornelia chapter recently partnered with the Stephens County Foundation and the commissioners to add the kayak/canoe access ramp at Panther Creek at Yonah Dam Park. The new dock is part of the Tugaloo River Water Trail, a 10-mile stretch of the river from

Body found in house fire

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Toccoa police officers were on their way to assist with a property retrieval last week that changed to a fire response. Police chief Jimmy Mize said that on Thursday, Aug. 8, officers were responded to a residence on East Currahee Street. "While they were en route, the subject

Crump represents U.S. in France

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Kaylynn Crump of Martin, a sophomore at Franklin County High School and daughter of Chad and Kristy Crump, recently returned from representing the United States at the International Cup in France. The cup is a worldwide competition and Crump was part of the United States Twirling Association’s Twirl Forte baton twirling team. The competition was held Aug. 2-5, in Limoges, France. Crump is a member of the Franklin County High School majorettes. Along with her teammates, Crump qualified for

Schools hall of fame seeking nominations

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The Toccoa-Stephens County Schools Hall of Fame is seeking nominations for the Class of 2019. The hall was established to recognize outstanding graduates and former educators of the Toccoa and Stephens County school systems.