Two Charged in Series of Thefts

Authorities have one person in custody and are looking for a second in connection to a series of thefts and burglaries from a Stephens County residence. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that deputies from his office began investigating a series of thefts and burglaries from a vacant residence on U.S. Highway 123 back on June 8. “These occurred over […]

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Little League Update

An improbable comeback puts the Toccoa Junior League All-Star baseball team into the championship round. Wednesday in Demorest, Toccoa trailed Habersham 11-2 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning and was three outs from elimination. However, Toccoa scored nine runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, including three runs with two outs, to tie the game at 11, […]

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Accident Wednesday at By-pass and Cawthon Rd.

An accident in Stephens County Wednesday results in at least one injury. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that the accident occurred at the intersection of the Toccoa By-pass and Cawthon Road. Shirley said that a woman was driving a vehicle that collided with a wrecker. The sheriff said the woman was trapped inside the vehicle and had to be extricated […]

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Toccoa Veterans Service Office Re-opening, Says State

The Toccoa office of the Georgia Department of Veterans Service is back to its normal operations. Officials with the state’s Veterans Service Office announced this week that service to all of its satellite locations is resuming. That took effect on Monday and includes the Toccoa satellite office. Georgia Department of Veterans Service Spokesman Jon Suggs said that it is now […]

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Grand Jury Hands Down Indictments

A Stephens County grand jury has indicted a man in connection with thefts from multiple area convenience stores. On Tuesday, the grand jury handed down a true bill of indictment against Felix Antonia Tirado. Tirado was indicted on three counts of Burglary in the Second Degree, one count of Theft By Receiving Stolen Property, one count of Possession of Methamphetamine, […]

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Lavonia Man Arrested for Trafficking Meth

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A 23-year old Lavonia man is on his way back to state prison after authorities discovered a methamphetamine trafficking operation. Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle said that on Monday June 28, his officers, along with agents from other local agencies descended on a house at 5155 Vickery St. after receiving a tip. “Investigators with […]

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Little League Update

Both Toccoa teams are still alive in All-Star District Little League and Junior League baseball. Tuesday night, Toccoa’s two remaining All-Star squads took to the field in elimination bracket games in Habersham County. In the Little League bracket, Toccoa defeated Franklin County in five innings, 13-3. Ian Rumsey, Chubba Roush, and Zack Feaster all had home runs for Toccoa, while […]

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New Fireworks Date Announced

The Stephens County Recreation Department has announced a new date for the fireworks display that was postponed earlier this month. Recreation Department Director Richard Adams says that the fireworks will now take place on July 30 at the Rose Lane Recreation Complex. This is after the fireworks were postponed back last Thursday, July 2, due to threat of inclement weather. […]

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Change for Currahee St. Car Dealers

Change has come to two Currahee Street car dealers. Earlier this month, Hayes announced that it was transitioning to a pre-owned lot only at its downtown Toccoa location and would now be known as Hayes of Toccoa. Hayes GM Stan Roberts tells WNEG Radio that the GMC and Cadillac franchises were transferred to the dealer’s Baldwin location. Roberts says that […]

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