Stephens County Commission Meeting Today

Stephens County Commissioners will hold a regularly scheduled work session and business meeting later this morning. County commissioners will meet at 8:30 a.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. At 8:30 a.m., the Stephens County Commission will have a work session to discuss items on the business meeting agenda. Immediately following the […]

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Four SCHS Wrestlers Headed to States

Two Stephens County Indian wrestlers are sectional champions. This past weekend, a number of Indian wrestlers took part in the Sectional AAAA Wrestling Championships. Winning titles in their weight classes representing Stephens County were Devin Burns and Gary Walker. Meanwhile, Jake Murray finished fourth in his weight class and Blake Peeples finished seventh place in his weight class. By finishing […]

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Two Killed in Sunday Wreck

The Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol is investigating a fatal accident Sunday on the Toccoa By-pass. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says the accident happened at around noon on Sunday at the by-pass and Cawthon Road. Shirley says an older couple driving one of the vehicles was killed instantly as a result of the accident. The accident involved […]

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Ga. Supreme Court Grants Sims New Trial

The state’s Supreme Court says a Toccoa man convicted of murder back in 2012 should receive a new trial. In a ruling issued last week, the Georgia Supreme Court unanimously affirmed the trial court’s decision to grant a new trial to Steve A. Sims, Jr. Sims, Jr. was convicted of felony murder and other charges in September 2012 and then […]

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County Makes Dept. Move In Money Saving Move

Stephens County government makes a change within its departments in an effort to save money. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that the county has moved Registrar Theresa Kelley into the Probate Judge’s office, where she will work part-time, along with working part-time in her current job as Elections Superintendent and Registrar. “Our Elections Superintendent, Theresa Kelley, will not physically report […]

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Toccoa Commission To Meet Today

Toccoa City Commissioners are planning both a work session and a regular meeting for later today. First, city commissioners will meet for a work session with the city’s Downtown Development Authority at 2 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. During that work session, city commissioners will discuss 2015 goals for downtown Toccoa with the DDA. Then, commissioners will have their first […]

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Officer-Involved Shooting in Banks Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Georgia Bureau of Investigation continues to look into a shooting in Banks Crossing Friday involving two Banks County Sheriff’s Office deputies. According to Banks County Sheriff’s OFfice Spokesperson Sergeant Carissa McFaddin, two deputies approached a man wanted in several counties on drug charges at about 1:30 p.m. Friday on Banks Drive in Commerce […]

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Main Street Unveils Latest Historic Plaque

Main Street Toccoa unveils another historic plaque. City officials and others gathered at Details Salon 73 on Doyle Street in downtown Toccoa to unveil the latest historic plaque. The building has been home to many different types of businesses over the years. According to Main Street Toccoa, the building originally housed Georgia Power, which was in the building the longest. […]

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SCHS Hoops Teams Drop Pair At North Hall

The Stephens County Indian and Lady Indians will now turn their attention to the Region 8-AAAA tournament after wrapping up the regular season Friday with two tough losses. Both the boys’ and girls’ teams lost to their counterparts from North Hall on the road Friday night. The girls’ game was a back and forth affair, but North Hall went 8 […]

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