Two Arrested in Stephens Co. Commercial Burglary

Two Stephens County men face charges in multiple counties after a reported commercial burglary. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, a business in Bell’s Plaza off of Big A Road reported that its rear door had been pried open early on Tuesday, May 17. “The suspects had pried open a steel door on the back of the business and […]

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Summer Movies Start At Schaefer Center Today

Toccoa is beginning its series of “Summer Movies at the Schaefer Center” today. Today is the first movie as “Cinderella” will be shown. Movies will be shown every Thursday through June and July. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said they are excited to show a great series of movies over the course of the summer months. “We are […]

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Franklin Community Players Award Scholarships

Two Franklin County residents are recipients of college scholarships from the Franklin Community Players organization. Last week, the organization announced that Kirstin King and Kaytlin Stubbs are winners of the Franklin Community Players $500 college scholarship through this year’s scholarship program. The organization said both are graduates of Franklin County High School and Emmanuel College dual enrollment students. King lives […]

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Toccoa Rookie League Update

The Toccoa Rookie League softball All-Stars are in to the championship round of the district tournament. Wednesday, Toccoa beat Hart 12-8 at the district tournament in Rabun County to move on to the district finals. That will be on Friday at 6:30 p.m. in Rabun County. Toccoa will play the winner of a game between Franklin and Hart that is […]

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Alleged Domestic Dispute Leads To Chase, Arrest

A man faces multiple charges after an alleged domestic incident Tuesday. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that deputies were dispatched to a residence on Old Mize Road in reference to a domestic dispute just before 1 p.m. Tuesday. Shirley said that the female called 911 saying she was being held against her will and had been hit in the […]

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Investigation Closed Into Inmate Death

Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney George Christian said that he has closed the investigation into the death of an inmate at the Stephens County Jail earlier this year. Christian said that he found no evidence of any criminal matter or anything that appeared suspicious in the death of 24-year-old Barry J. Mullinax. Mullinax, who was from the Liberty-Easley, South Carolina […]

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Stephens Co. Employees To See Health Insurance Hike

Stephens County government employees will pay more for health insurance in the upcoming fiscal year. Last week, the Stephens County Commission unanimously approved the health, vision, and dental premium renewal with Blue Cross Blue Shield for Fiscal Year 2017, which starts on July 1. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that while dental and vision premiums are not changing, the […]

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State To Honor Vietnam Veterans

Georgia is planning to honor Vietnam War veterans in conjunction with the 50th anniversary commemoration of the war. The Georgia Department of Veterans Service, in partnership with the Office of Governor Nathan Deal, has created the Vietnam War Certificate of Honor program for these veterans. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4346 Commander Ron Rider said that this applies to an […]

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14 Killed on Ga. Highways Over Memorial Day Weekend

Final numbers from the Georgia Department of Public Safety show that there were no fatal accidents in northeast Georgia over the 2016 Memorial Day travel weekend. This year’s Memorial Day travel period began at 6 p.m. Friday and went through midnight on Monday. In all, there were 14 fatalities reported on Georgia highways during that 78-hour span. Five of those […]

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