Dawkins Appointed to School Board

The Stephens County Board of Education will once again have a full slate of members. Tuesday, the Board of Education voted unanimously to appoint Wendy Dawkins to the District 1, Post 1 seat on the Stephens County Board of Education. That is the seat that was vacated when Dr. Elizabeth Pinkerton resigned earlier this year. Board of Education Chairman Tony […]

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Quarantine Lifted At Humane Shelter

A quarantine situation is over at the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter. On Tuesday, Shelter Director Jeff Roberts announced that the Georgia Department of Agriculture has released the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter from its quarantine for the Parvovirus. Roberts said that means the shelter can resume normal operations immediately. Back on February 26, Roberts announced that the Georgia Department of Agriculture […]

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City Moves Forward With Plans For Alewine Park

Toccoa City Commissioners make a determination on what to do with Alewine Park moving forward. On Monday, the city commission discussed the park and the current lease agreement for the park. Right now, the North Georgia Soccer Association, also known as the Rapids Futbol Club, leases the park to use for its soccer programs that serve multiple counties, including Stephens […]

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Police Arrest Three For Drug Charges

Three people face drug charges after a traffic stop in Toccoa last week. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said it started when a police officer pulled over a 2002 Toyota Camry on Monday, March 7 at about 12:10 a.m. on Franklin Street for failing to use a turn signal. “When Officer Cannon approached the vehicle to talk with the driver, […]

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Mobile Home Taxes Due April 1

For those who pay mobile home taxes in Stephens County, there is a change in the due date that starts this year. Stephens County Tax Commissioner Dene Hicks said that those who pay mobile home taxes must pay those sooner as the due date was moved up a month due to a change in state law. “For several years now, […]

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Stephens Co. BOE To Meet Today

The Stephens County Board of Education is expected to consider an appointment for the open seat on the school board at its meeting later today. School board members are set to meet at 5:30 p.m. today at the School System Administrative Offices at the old Big A Elementary School. The District 1, Post 1 seat on the Board of Education […]

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Indians Drop Close One To White Co.

White County comes from behind to force a region split with Stephens County on the baseball diamond. Monday in Cleveland, the Indians had the lead early, but White County came from behind to beat Stephens County, 6-5. Stephens County scored three runs without a hit in the first inning and added two more in the third inning on a two-run […]

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SCHS Soccer Games To Raise Money for Wounded Warrior Project Tonight

The soccer teams at Stephens County High School have a special game tonight that will allow them to give back. Tonight’s Stephens County Indian and Lady Indian soccer games at the Reservation against East Hall will benefit the Wounded Warrior project with proceeds benefiting the Wounded Warrior organization. The teams will wear a special jersey. Admission is $5. However, children […]

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Stephens Co. Continuing Calendar Discussions

The Stephens County Board of Education is continuing to consider a couple of different options for the 2016-2017 school calendar. Board of Education members and School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey discussed the calendar at Thursday’s work session. Dorsey said that almost 700 people responded to an online survey regarding the proposed school calendar, half of which were staff and the other […]

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