SCDA Board welcomes Bob Troup, Dean Scarborough

The SCDA Board has two new faces with which to being 2010 - Toccoa's new Mayor Bob Troup, and the new Stephens County Commission Chairman, Dean Scarborough. They will replace former Mayor Ron Seib (SCDA Assistant Secretary) and Commission Chairman Harold Andrews (SCDA Vice-Chair), who served on the Board in 2009.

Happy 20th Birthday, Toccoa Main Street Program!

Toccoa's Main Street Program turns 20 in 2010. In 1990, Toccoa applied to become a Georgia Main Street City with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. Since then, 16 grants totaling $2.3 million have been invested in Main Street infrastructure and more than $25 million has been invested from the private sector.

Highlighted achievements of the program are:
  • Removal of the concrete canopies
  • Belk building donation, renovation, and sale to WhistleStop
  • Train Depot acquisition and renovation
  • Recruitment of the Chamber of Commerce, Historical Society, and Military Museum
  • Designation as a local historic district
To learn more about Toccoa's Main Street Program, visit their website: