Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Official Best Living History of Georgia

The City of Toccoa and the Stephens County Historical Society are proud to announce that the Official Best Of Travel website selected Toccoa as the "Official Best Living History of Georgia." The Official Best of is a travel company that promotes the best tourist sites states have to offer. No attraction can ask to be included in the Official Best Of Travel Guide, instead the company does its own research to determine the best attractions in a state. They highlight the best family attractions, restaurants, spas, hotels and more in nineteen states across the country and 2010 is their second year featuring locations in Georgia. Toccoa was selected as the Best Living History in Georgia for 2010.

Toccoa will be included in the Official Best Of’s upcoming television special "The Official Best of Georgia – 2010" and on their travel website at www.OfficialBestOf.com. The half-hour television program will air on WSBTV Channel 2/ABC on Saturday, December 11 at 3 p.m. and on The Travel Channel on Wednesday, November 17 at 8 a.m. Toccoa will be featured as the "Official Best Living History in Georgia" due to its military history. Other locations in Georgia that have been featured on the Official Best of Georgia include Roswell as the Best Southern Trilogy and Rome as the Best Historic Downtown. They will feature no more than twelve Georgia attractions in 2010 and each will be in a different best of category.

As the "Official Best Living History Of Georgia," various historical sites and cultural opportunities in Toccoa will be featured on the both the website and the television program. Camp Toccoa, Currahee Mountain and the Currahee Military Museum will be included in order to highlight Toccoa’s connection to the paratroopers of World War II. An estimated 17,000 soldiers trained here that later became known as "The Real Band of Brothers" all members of four elite parachute infantry regiments that trained at Camp Toccoa by running up and down Currahee Mountain, their goals, to be the best of the best and "to hit the ground running." Their history is outlined at the Currahee Military Museum and was featured in HBO’s "Band of Brothers" and the film "Saving Private Ryan." The video will also feature Travelers Rest Historic Site, a former 19th century inn and plantation home, downtown Toccoa, a local historic district founded in 1874, and the historic 1905 Stephens County Courthouse.

The Official Best Of is the only travel website with video segments about each of the award-winning attractions selected as the best in each state. Their website will include the video segment, information as to why Toccoa was selected as the "Official Best of Living History of Georgia," and contact information for the City of Toccoa and the Stephens County Historical Society, the partners bringing this production to Toccoa.

For more information call the Main Street Toccoa office at 706-282-3269 or the Stephens County Historical Society at 706-282-5055.

Monday, October 11, 2010

FOX Carolina's Toccoa "Take Over" November 4

FOX Carolina Morning Show
Ready for Toccoa "Take Over" on November 4
FOX Carolina Morning Anchors Cody Alcorn and Margaret Burnquist will be broadcasting LIVE from downtown Toccoa on November 4 as part of FOX Carolina’s "Town Take Over" series and they’re inviting everyone in Toccoa to enjoy a free morning of music, food, giveaways and the excitement of being part of a live TV broadcast as FOX Carolina puts Toccoa in the spotlight!

WHEN: Thursday, November 4, 2010
TIME: Anytime between 6:45 – 9 a.m. – or stay for the entire show!
WHERE: Downtown Toccoa on Doyle Street
WHY: To show everyone why Toccoa is THE place to live, work and play

FOX Carolina encourages people to bring signs supporting Toccoa because they WILL be on TV. Bring your family and friends to enjoy this free event downtown on November 4 and support the city. This is Toccoa’s time to shine!

If you have any questions please contact Main Street Toccoa at 706.282.3232. We look forward to seeing everyone downtown to support Toccoa on November 4!