Stephens Co. Commission Meets Today

Stephens County Commissioners are meeting this morning for a regularly scheduled meeting. That meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Starting at 8:30 a.m., county commissioners will hold public hearings on amending the alcohol ordinance, as well as a public hearing on planning commission related issues. After the […]

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State 10-11 Little League Tourney Continues in Toccoa

Hart County falls out of the state 10 and 11-year-old state Little League baseball tournament in Toccoa. Monday, Hart County lost to Vine Ingle by a 14-1 score at the Doyle Street Park. That marks Hart County’s second loss, which eliminates them from the double-elimination tournament. Meanwhile, Vine Ingle will continue on to play Oconee County in another elimination bracket […]

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Bike Rides Come Through Toccoa

Two bike rides get started in Toccoa. On Friday, two bike rides made their way through Stephens County. First on Friday morning, the “Ride Strong” bike ride left the Paul Anderson Park and made its way to Vidalia, Georgia, 207 miles away. Duane Mahon and Gary Bellamy were the coordinators for “Ride Strong.” Mahon said the ride was a way […]

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Update on Wednesday Wreck

Authorities have released more information on a wreck Wednesday in Stephens County. It happened on Wednesday at about 6:15 p.m. at the intersection of the Toccoa By-pass, or Georgia Highway 17, and Cawthon Road. The accident involved two vehicles. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, a 1999 GMC C6500 was traveling southbound on Highway 17 in […]

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Stephens BOE, TCC Both Holding Meetings Today

The Stephens County Board of Education is expected to formally set its millage rate at 20 mills for a second straight year at a meeting this morning. Stephens County school board members are set to gather at 7:30 a.m. at the Stephens County school system’s administrative offices on Mize Road to set the millage rate. Last month, the school board […]

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SCDA Approves FY 16 Budget

The Stephens County Development Authority approves its budget for Fiscal Year 2016. Thursday, the Development Authority approved the budget for the fiscal year that started July 1 and runs through June 30, 2016. Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin said this year’s budget is nearly identical to last year’s. “Year to year, our budget changes very little,” said […]

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