Ambulance Thief Arrested, Charged in Toccoa

A Toccoa man faces multiple charges after allegedly stealing an ambulance Friday morning. It took place around the 8 a.m. hour Friday when reports indicate a man stole a private service transport ambulance from Stephens County Hospital while he was waiting to be transported. The man fled in the ambulance, but was caught and taken into custody near the Toccoa […]

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Early Voting Open Saturday in Stephens Co.

Early voting is continuing in Georgia for the March 1 Presidential Preference Primary and for those who cannot get to the polls during the week, an opportunity to vote early is coming up this weekend. Stephens County Registrar Bill Cochran said early voting will be open on Saturday in Stephens County from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. “That would be […]

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GBI Says $1.5 Million in Drugs Seized Wednesday

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said that authorities seized $1.5 million in drugs while serving search warrants as part of Wednesday’s dismantling of a multi-million dollar drug trafficking operation. According to the GBI, over 6 kilograms of methamphetamine, more than 4 kilograms of cocaine, and 10 pounds of marijuana were all seized as of 9 a.m. Thursday. On Wednesday, some […]

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Leadership Toccoa Graduation Ceremony Held

Leadership Toccoa-Stephens County celebrates another group of graduates. Thursday night, the graduation ceremony for this year’s Leadership Adult and Youth classes was held at the Kimsey Environmental Center in Eastanollee. Leadership Toccoa-Stephens County Board Chair Tim Quick said it is a program that takes place each year and runs through the Chamber of Commerce. “The whole purpose of it, in […]

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SCHS Tennis Drops Two To Lumpkin Co.

Lumpkin County takes two matches from Stephens County High School on the tennis courts. Wednesday afternoon, the Indian and Lady Indian tennis teams hosted Lumpkin County. Stephens County lost both the boys’ and girls’ matches by a score of 4-1 to Lumpkin County. On the boys’ side, freshman Ben Smith won the #1 singles match for Stephens County in straight […]

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NE Ga. Hosts ‘Night to Shine’

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia It was a night to shine for some special residents of Franklin, Hart and Stephens counties last Friday as the Swails Center in Franklin Springs rolled out the red carpet and the limos began arriving for the “Night to Shine” ball for special needs adults. Sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, hundreds of special […]

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UPDATED: Names Released In Wednesday Drug Investigation

Authorities said Wednesday they have dismantled a multi-million dollar drug trafficking operation based out of Stephens County. Wednesday, some 200 local, state, and federal law enforcement officers served more than 20 search warrants and raided properties in Stephens County, north Georgia, metro Atlanta, and South Carolina as part of the effort. The warrants were the culmination of a 10-month investigation […]

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Charges Filed After Sheriff Assaulted on Call

A Toccoa man faces charges for allegedly assaulting Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley during a domestic call. Sheriff Shirley was the first to respond to a a Ranick Drive address at 2 p.m. Wednesday in regards to an alleged ongoing domestic problem. The Sheriff’s Office said Shirley immediately tried to speak with the man and woman on scene, but was […]

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