SCSO Announces Drug Arrests

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is announcing recent drug arrests. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said the arrests came as a joint effort with the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office and the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office. Shirley said that recently, the Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop where one person was arrested on drug charges. “They could smell a strong […]

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Complaint Filed Against Toccoa-Stephens Co. Airport

An investigation is ongoing by the Georgia Department of Transportation into a complaint filed against the Toccoa-Stephens County Airport and the Airport Authority. Foothills Aviation has filed what is called an informal Part 13 complaint against the Airport and the Airport Authority with the Federal Aviation Administration that the DOT is investigating on the FAA’s behalf. The lease Foothills Aviation […]

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One Arrested in Oak Valley Rd. Burglary

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office said one person faces charges in connection to an April burglary. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, it occurred on Oak Valley Road back on April 29. Shirley said that someone entered a residence on Oak Valley Road and stole six rifles, ammunition, and a laptop computer, all totaling more than $7,000 in value. […]

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Fire Wednesday at Clarkesville Huddle House

Nobody was hurt after a fire Wednesday at a Clarkesville restaurant. Clarkesville Fire Chief Jerry Palmer said that Clarkesville fire crews responded to the Huddle House on Washington Street in Clarkesville at about 5 a.m. Wednesday. Palmer said that when crews arrived, they found flames coming from a roof vent as well as the area around the grill. He said […]

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Alleged Assault Leads to One Arrest

One person is under arrest after a fight over the weekend ended with someone in the hospital. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said it happened Sunday afternoon at a home on Defoor Road. “Deputies responded and two brothers had gotten into a fight that escalated into one of them pulling a knife,” said Shirley. “There were several stab wounds, as […]

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Proposed Wilkinson Center Addition Going Out to Bid

Stephens County Hospital is taking the next step in building a small addition to the Wilkinson Center. Monday, the Hospital Authority’s Building and Grounds Committee gave the go-ahead on the final plans for the proposed addition and the Authority gave staff permission to go ahead and get bids for the work. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said that this will allow […]

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BOE Approves July Spending Resolution

The Stephens County Board of Education approves a resolution to allow normal spending to continue into the start of a new fiscal year while a Fiscal Year 2016 budget is finalized. Tuesday, the Board voted unanimously to approve a July spending resolution. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said that the spending resolution allows the board to budget and spend […]

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SCMS Supplements Approved

The Stephens County school system finalizes supplements at Stephens County Middle School. Tuesday, the Board of Education unanimously approved proposed middle school supplements. The high school’s supplements were approved last month, but board members voted to table the middle school supplements after concerns were raised about the consistency of some of the supplements. Last week, Stephens County High School Athletic […]

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Possible Rabid Raccoon Spotted

Toccoa-Stephens County Animal Control is confirming that a possible rabid raccoon was reported over the weekend in an area of Toccoa. According to Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Director Jeff Roberts, the possible rabid raccoon was sighted and reported to law enforcement over the weekend in the area of Poplar Street and Hilltop Way. Law enforcement then forwarded the report on […]

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