Arrest Made in String of Burglaries

A Toccoa man faces a host of charges in connection to multiple alleged burglaries around Stephens County. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said his office arrested 28-year-old Joshua Cole Harrison of Sunset Road in Toccoa last week. Shirley said Harrison is responsible for at least 13 residential burglaries in Stephens County. “He would remove the power meter from the home […]

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DOT, Law Enforcement Ready for Holiday Weekend

Local and state officials are getting ready for a busy Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Lots of drivers are expected to hit the road and Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope said that the DOT is doing what it can to make travel as smooth as possible. “Beginning (this) morning and lasting all the way through 10 p.m. Sunday, there will […]

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City, County Government Schedule Announced

Toccoa City Hall and Stephens County government offices have announced their schedules for the Thanksgiving holiday. Both are closed Thursday and Friday for the holiday. In the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recycling scheduled to be picked up on Thursday will be picked up on Monday. Routes for garbage and recycling scheduled to be picked up on Friday […]

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Toccoa Police Receive Counterfeit $$ Reports

The Toccoa Police Department is asking area businesses to be on the lookout for counterfeit money this holiday season. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that the police department has recently seen an uptick in the number of reports of the use or attempted use of counterfeit money. “The police department has been receiving calls about counterfeit $20’s, $5’s, $10’s, […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Meets Today

Stephens County Commissioners will meet for their second regularly scheduled meeting for the month of November today. The county commission meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. At 5:30 p.m., Stephens County Commissioners will begin with a work session to discuss items on the business meeting agenda for […]

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Stephens Co. Residents Go Through Econ Dev Training

A number of Stephens County leaders graduate from economic development training. The Board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development recently held its yearly Region 2 Multi-Day Training Program. Class participants represented a number of professional and non-professional economic development fields, including elected officials, public servants, business leaders, educators, and social service providers from 13 counties in Region 2 Georgia. […]

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TFC Basketball Update

The Toccoa Falls College men’s basketball team will be in action tonight. That’s after playing two games last weekend. Last Friday, the TFC men defeated Warren Wilson College by a score of 66-62. Then on Saturday, the Screaming Eagles fell to Piedmont, 83-77, at home. Josh Barrett led TFC with a season-high 39 points to lead all scorers. Barrett also […]

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Barge Visits Blue Ribbon Big A Elementary

Big A Elementary School gets a visit from a top school official in Georgia. State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge visited Big A Elementary School on Friday morning. He came to Big A to recognize the school for being named as a National Blue Ribbon School this year. Dr. Barge arrived by helicopter and was greeted by students, faculty, and […]

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