Arrests Made in Fernside Dr. Break-Ins

Authorities said they have made some arrests in connection to the ongoing vehicle break-ins in the Fernside Drive area of Stephens County. Both the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office and Toccoa Police Department had received numerous reports of vehicle break-ins along Fernside Drive and on roads off of Fernside Drive in recent days. As a result, the departments were doing concentrated […]

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Ivey Meets With President

A Toccoa resident meets with the President of the United States. Brittany Ivey was invited back to Washington, D.C. Monday to meet with President Donald Trump in the White House as part of a group of people speaking about health care. Seated next to President Trump for the White House meeting, Ivey shared her experiences with the Affordable Care Act. […]

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Toccoa Commission Holds Regular Meeting

Toccoa city crews will begin work this Spring on repairing water transmission lines at Davidson Creek in the city’s water system. City Manager Billy Morse brought the proposal to Toccoa City Commissioners at their meeting on Monday. Recently, crews wrapped up the Davidson Creek dredging project and did so for less money than the city had originally expected. According to […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Meets Today

Stephens County Commissioners will meet this morning for a regularly scheduled meeting. That meeting will take place at 8:30 a.m. at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Today’s meeting is open to the public. Commissioners will first hold a work session to discuss agenda items, followed by the business meeting to vote on agenda items.

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State Investigating Lavonia Arson Case

Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens and the Hart County Sheriff’s Office are investigating an intentionally set fire that destroyed a Lavonia home last week. Hudgens’ office said the fire was reported Thursday at around 7:35 a.m. at the home on 281 Bow Drive. According to Hudgens, the fire was deliberately set. He said damage to the home […]

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Toccoa Discussing Downtown Ground Floor Living

The city of Toccoa is looking at an ordinance that would place restrictions on ground floor residences in the historic downtown district in commercial properties. On Friday, the Toccoa Downtown Development Authority voted unanimously to recommend a draft of an ordinance amendment to the city’s zoning ordinance that would regulate ground floor residential use in the commercial storefronts in historic […]

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SCDA Talks Strategic Objectives

The Stephens County Development Authority talks strategic objectives for the year ahead. At its meeting last Thursday, the Development Authority talked about a number of goals that the agency has for the upcoming year. According to Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin, two of those goals are to focus on workforce development and housing development in Stephens County. […]

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Indian Baseball Beats Elbert Co.

The Stephens County Indians baseball team defeated The Elbert County Blue Devils, 7-1 on Friday night in Elberton. The Indians kicked things off with one run in the first inning on a Dawson Dean single to right field and never looked back. In the fourth inning, the Indians opened the floodgates, scoring six runs, boosting their lead to 7-0. The […]

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Lavonia Man Found Guilty in Burglary Case

A Stephens County jury finds a Lavonia man guilty of First Degree Burglary and other charges. On Friday, Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney George R. Christian announced that a jury convicted 31-year-old Octavius Jermaine Campbell of Lavonia of Burglary 1st Degree and other charges in connection with a residential burglary that occurred in Stephens County in May 2015. Authorities said […]

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