Rivers Alive Cleanup Saturday

A yearly event taking place this weekend will focus on cleaning up the waterways of Stephens County. The annual “Rivers Alive” clean-up takes place on Saturday in Stephens County from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful Executive Director Linda Scofield said this year, they are focusing on two different areas for their clean-up efforts instead of one. […]

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Drought Conditions Now Extreme in Stephens Co.

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Extreme drought is returning to Stephens County. That is according to the latest report from the U.S. Drought Monitor that came out Thursday. In the past week, almost all of Stephens County, Habersham County, Rabun County, and Banks County, along with the northern half of Franklin County all went from severe to extreme drought. Extreme drought is the second most […]

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Early Voting Off to Fast Start

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Early voting turnout has been incredibly heavy so far. That is according to Stephens County Registrar Bill Cochran. He said that he is very pleased with how the first three days of early voting have gone for the November election. According to Cochran, 13 percent of the active voters have already voted, including more than 1200 on the machines and […]

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Burglary Investigation Results in Two Arrests

An investigation into a Stephens County burglary leads to two arrests. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, deputies responded to an East Silver Shoals Road residence on October 7 in regards to a burglary. “He had removed guns and jewelry, as well as coins,” said Shirley. Shirley said that the person that filed the report gave authorities a name […]

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Main Street Toccoa Gets Grant for 2017 Performance

A grant is allowing Main Street Toccoa to put on a special performance early next year. The Georgia Council for the Arts recently awarded Main Street Toccoa a grant for the purpose of programming at the Historic Ritz Theatre at the Schaefer Center. Christian Hamilton with Main Street Toccoa said the grant will bring a performing group called “Lightwire Theater” […]

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Friday Fire Remains Under Investigation

A fire last week in Stephens County remains under investigation. Big Smith Volunteer Fire Chief Jonothan Jordan says that the State Fire Marshal’s office is investigating a residential structure fire last Friday on Cleveland Drive. The vacant home caught on fire last Friday morning and Jordan says it is a total loss. Cleveland Drive is located along Lake Hartwell. There […]

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