SCHS JROTC Takes Second in State

One of Stephens County High School’s JROTC teams puts itself among the best in the whole state in its competition. The Stephens County High School JROTC Raider mixed team went to State Finals last weekend in Griffin and placed 2nd overall in the state. According to the Stephens County High School JROTC website, a Raider team typically consists of ten […]

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Totals In For Leadership Class Banquet Fundraiser

This year’s Leadership Toccoa-Stephens County class said September’s Leaders and Legacies banquet raised more than $2,000 for each of the schools in the Stephens County school system. The first Leaders and Legacies banquet took place on September 24 at the Georgia Baptist Conference Center. According to the Leadership class, money raised through sponsorships, ticket sales, and a silent auction at […]

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Toccoa Working on Ward Creek Sewer Spills

The city of Toccoa is working to try and lessen problems with sanitary sewer spills at the Ward Creek Liftstation. Continuing a problem that has existed for years, heavy rain events in Stephens County in recent weeks have caused two more sanitary sewer spills at the Liftstation, which is located in the Fernside Drive area. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse […]

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One Provisional Ballot Counts In Martin So Far

Stephens County election officials said that one of the provisional ballots under consideration in the Martin municipal election will count as a vote. According to election officials, the county was able to determine that one of the individuals asked to vote with a provisional ballot did in fact live within the town limits of Martin and was eligible to vote. […]

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Plane Crash In Habersham Co.

Reports indicate that a plane crash has happened in Habersham County. Accessnorthga.com reported that a small plane went down a short distance from the Habersham County Airport on West Airport Road, near Brookcrest Drive just outside Baldwin. According to the accessnorthga.com report, there appear to be no survivors of the crash, which is reported to have happened in a wooded […]

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NGTC Gets Driver’s Ed Grant

North Georgia Technical College receives a grant for its Driver’s Education program. The school announced this week that it has been awarded a grant in the amount of $17,840 from the Georgia Driver’s Education Commission. School officials said the grant will help finance driver’s education locally by providing classes of 30 hours of classroom instruction and six hours behind the […]

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Hotel Room Search Leads to Drug Arrests

Two people face drug charges after police searched their hotel room last week. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that it occurred on the morning of October 27 when police were called to the Country Hearth Inn. “We responded and met with the clerk for what they believed to be an odor of burnt marijuana coming from a room,” said […]

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Toccoa Passes Sunday Sales by The Drink

The city of Toccoa passes Sunday sales of alcohol by the drink for on-site consumption. In a close vote Tuesday, city voters approved the referendum by a count of 216 to 198, according to unofficial results from votes cast. City officials said that it would not take effect immediately, as procedures and rules have to first be put in place. […]

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