Early Voting Ends Today

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Today is the last day to vote early for Tuesday’s election across Georgia. That includes Stephens County, where County Registrar Bill Cochran said polls are open today at the Registrar’s Office in downtown Toccoa. “Just come to the old Courthouse Annex at 12 West Tugalo Street, across from the historic courthouse,” said Cochran. “We will be open from 8 a.m. […]

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Indians Wrap Up Regular Season Tonight

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Stephens County wraps up the football regular season tonight. The Indians will host the North Oconee Titans tonight at the Reservation in Toccoa. Stephens County enters the game 7-2 overall and 3-1 in Region 8-AAAA after last week’s 35-7 loss to Jefferson. Meanwhile, North Oconee is winless on the year. The Titans are 0-9 overall and 0-4 in the region […]

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Gallop of the Ghouls Went Well, Say Organizers

Organizers said the fourth annual “Gallop of the Ghouls” last weekend was a success. Last Saturday’s race on Tugalo Street in downtown Toccoa raised money for the Open Arms Clinic in Stephens County. Runners, both2-legged and 4-legged ran and/or walked the 5K course down Tugalo Street toward the airport. Some came in costume and others just came to support a […]

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Extras Needed for Movie Filming in Toccoa

Filmmakers are again putting up a casting call for extras for the movie filming in Toccoa this month. Recently, INSP Films announced it was filming “County Line” in Toccoa and Stephens County this month. Casting officials for the film have set up an e-mail for applying to be an extra. That e-mail address is toccoafilms@gmail.com People should provide two photographs, […]

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Shirley: Operation Watchful Eye Successful

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Leading up to Halloween, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office joins other agencies across Georgia in checking addresses of those on the sex offender registry. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says that the Sheriff’s Office participated in “Operation Watchful Eye” between October 24 and October 31. Shirley says it was a statewide effort designed to verify home addresses of sex offenders. […]

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Graduation Rate Out for SCHS

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Stephens County High School sees its graduation rate come in above the state average, though it is down from last year. This week, the Georgia Department of Education released its 2016 Graduation Rates. In 2016, Stephens County High School had a graduation rate of 86.9 percent. That is higher than the state average of 79.2 percent, but down slightly from […]

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NGTC, GMC Sign Articulation Agreement

Two Georgia schools come to an agreement to help students in certain programs. North Georgia Technical College and Georgia Military College held an articulation agreement signing ceremony last Thursday at the campus of North Georgia Technical College. The goal of the articulation agreement is to provide Associate of Applied Science graduates of select North Georgia Technical College programs with an […]

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