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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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

A traffic stop leads to drug charges against one individual. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle early Saturday morning on Collins Road. “After making contact with the driver, Virginia Lee McCollum of Toccoa, he found her to be in possession of methamphetamine and marijuana, less than one ounce,” said Jarrell. […]

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Job Fair in Habersham County Thursday

The Georgia Department of Labor and several other local organizations are teaming up to sponsor a career expo in Habersham County Thursday. It will run from 2 to 6 p.m. on Thursday in the Student Commons Building at Piedmont College on Georgia Street in Demorest. Teaming up with the Labor Department for Thursday’s expo are the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of […]

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