NGTC AC Tech Program Re-accredited

North Georgia Technical College’s Air Conditioning Technology program receives re-accreditation. The re-accreditation was completed successfully last month. It was conducted by HVAC Excellence, an affiliate of the ESCO Group. According to North Georgia Technical College, HVAC Excellence is a not-for-profit organization created in 1994 to improve the technical workforce of the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration industry through quality […]

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Police Blotter

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office said it is investigating a recent burglary at a home on a private drive off of Rock Creek Road. Authorities were called to the residence last Thursday, April 2. The victim told the deputy that it appeared as if someone had broken into the residence forcibly and stolen several items. The incident also resulted in […]

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Drug Dealer in Franklin Co. Sentenced

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A repeat drug offender is off the streets of Franklin County. On Monday, 37-year old Chad Ashley Jacobs of Royston pleaded guilty to possession of more than 200 grams of methamphetamine. Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White said Jacobs is a repeat offender who was sentenced without the possibility of parole. “He pleaded […]

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Rabies Case Confirmed in Stephens Co.

A case of rabies has been confirmed in the southeastern part of Stephens County. The Stephens County Environmental Health Department posted a letter Friday to residents in the Seven Forks Road and Tahoe Trail area of Stephens County that a dog had been found in that area that tested positive for rabies. Seven Forks Road and Tahoe Trail are located […]

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KTSCB Wins Awards

Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful is the recipient of a couple of statewide awards. First, Keep Georgia Beautiful recognized Stephens County as a recipient of the Governor’s Circle Award last month. K-T-S-C-B Executive Director Linda Scofield said the award recognizes the efforts of local chapters throughout the course of the year. “It is the affiliates of Keep Georgia Beautiful that are […]

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Friday Structure Fire Considered Suspicious

An investigation continues into what caused a fire at a vacant house in Toccoa last week. Both stations of the Toccoa Fire Department responded to a vacant house on East Franklin Street at about 3:05 a.m. Friday for a structure fire. Crews remained on the scene about three hours. Toccoa Fire Chief Tommy Ayers said that nobody was hurt in […]

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Stephens Drops in County Health Rankings

Stephens County drops in a yearly study that ranks counties by their health. Recently, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute released their yearly rankings of counties in states across the country by how healthy they are. In that study, Stephens County ranked 118th out of 159 counties in the state of Georgia. That […]

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