Police Arrest Eight for Drugs at Toccoa Home

Eight people face drug charges after police show up at a Toccoa home early one morning last week. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, officers were called to a home on Sunset Lane in Toccoa at about 5 a.m. on Tuesday, March 10. Jarrell said that officers were called to the home to respond to what was classified initially […]

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BOE Gives Cannery CD; Will Require It to Operate In Self-Sufficient Manner Moving Forward

Stephens County School board members say a Certificate of Deposit designated for the cannery will be turned over to the cannery, but that will be the last funding that the school board says it will give the cannery. On Tuesday, the Stephens County Board of Education voted unanimously to place the funds available from a Certificate of Deposit designated for […]

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Stephens Co. Schools Set More Make-up Days

The Stephens County Board of Education sets more make-up days to recoup time lost due to winter weather earlier this year. School board members unanimously approved the make-up days at their meeting on Tuesday. May 18, 19 and 20 are student make-up days and are now school days in Stephens County, with post-planning on May 21 and 22 and graduation […]

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Police Blotter

The Toccoa Police Department responded to an Edwards Street residence on Sunday in reference to a reported burglary. Residents told police that they had been out of town for a couple of days and when they returned, they found that the back door windows had been busted out and the door open. According to the report, TV’s, DVD’s, and other […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Moving Forward With Budget Reduction Plan Process; Possible School Re-structuring

The Stephens County Board of Education votes to move forward and continue looking at a budget reduction plan that would possibly cut jobs and could close Eastanollee Elementary School. Tuesday, the Stephens County Board of Education voted unanimously to authorize School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey to initiate the Fiscal Year 2016 budget reduction plan, including development of a reduction in force […]

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Toccoa Man Charged in Westminster Burglary

Authorities in South Carolina say a Toccoa man faces charges in connection to an alleged burglary last month. The Oconee County, South Carolina Sheriff’s Office says it has charged 27-year-old Justin Matthew Richey of North Pond Street in Toccoa with First Degree Burglary and Grand Larceny in connection with an alleged burglary near Westminster in the middle of February. Oconee […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital Renews Employee Health Insurance and Benefits

Stephens County Hospital renews its employee health insurance and other benefits for the year ahead. Monday, the Stephens County Hospital Authority voted unanimously to renew those policies for another year. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said the policies expire on April 30 each year. “We actually are staying with many of the same companies we had this year,” said Gambrell. “We […]

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Franklin Co. Sheriff’s Office Deputy Involved in Weekend I-85 Accident

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia An Asheville, North Carolina man is charged with causing a wreck Sunday involving a Franklin County Sheriff’s Office deputy. It happened Sunday afternoon on Interstate 85 northbound near mile marker 164. According to the Georgia State Patrol incident report, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Major Johnny Bannister had stopped his patrol vehicle, a Ford F-150 […]

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Stephens Co. BOE To Consider Proposal to Close Eastanollee Elementary Tonight

The Stephens County Board of Education will consider a proposal from School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey tonight to begin the process of putting together a budget reduction plan for next fiscal year that would result in a reduction in force and the closing of Eastanollee Elementary School. Tonight’s Stephens County Board of Education meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Stephens […]

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