NGTC Offering Driver’s Ed Classes

North Georgia Technical College said it is now partnering with the Georgia Driver’s Education Commission to offer a free Driver’s Education Course. The state-approved Joshua’s Law Course meets the new requirements for anyone under the age of 18 seeking to obtain a driver’s license. According to North Georgia Technical College, most insurance companies also give a discount of up to […]

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Stephens Co. Commissioner Debbie Whitlock Cited

Stephens County Commissioner Debbie Whitlock was cited by Toccoa Police Tuesday morning for Misdemeanor Obstruction Of an Officer after an alleged incident at her Toccoa residence Tuesday. Whitlock was booked and released on her own recognizance, according to the Toccoa Police Department. Toccoa Police said they responded to a reported motor vehicle accident Tuesday morning at Whitlock’s residence. Police said […]

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Toccoa Man Free on Bond After Being Found Guilty of Child Molestation

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Toccoa man is free on bond, awaiting sentencing in Franklin County after being convicted last week of child molestation and other crimes. Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White said 50-year old Bobby Todd Jordan was found guilty Friday in Franklin County Superior Court in Carnesville. Assistant District Attorney Jeffery Fogus argued the case for […]

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Stephens County Pursuing Hazard Mitigation Grant

Stephens County is seeking grant funding through a federal disaster declaration to purchase some equipment. On Tuesday, the county commission unanimously approved moving forward with a hazard mitigation grant application. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said the county is eligible for the grant because it was included in a federal disaster declaration issued back in April for the snow and […]

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Toccoa Police Investigating Saturday Wreck

Toccoa Police are still investigating a one-car accident this past weekend near Stephens County Hospital. It happened on Falls Road, or State Route 17 Alternate, near Hansen Road, on Saturday at just after 8:30 a.m. According to the report on file with the Toccoa Police Department, a 2001 Ford Escape driven by 28-year-old Nicole Ashley Russell of Toccoa was traveling […]

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Main Street Toccoa Preparing For Scarecrow Contest

Main Street Toccoa is hosting its sixth annual Scarecrow Contest this October. According to Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby, businesses, organizations, families, and individuals are invited to put up scarecrows in front of their home or business by October 1. The scarecrows are to stay up through November 7 and 8. Crosby said the scarecrows should represent the business […]

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Lady Indian Softball Wins Again

Stephens County picks up yet another region softball win. Tuesday, the Lady Indians beat the Monroe Area Purple Hurricanes, 5-1. Natalie Morgan led Stephens County at the plate, going 2 for 4 with a triple, single, and two RBIs. On the mound, McKenzie Rogers pitched a complete game for the win, allowing just three hits and one unearned run, while […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital Authority Re-Appoints Three

The Stephens County Hospital Authority will remain unchanged as three members are elected to new terms. On Monday, the Hospital Authority voted to re-appoint Paula Dickerson, Jon West, and George Sanders to the Stephens County Hospital Authority for new terms. Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said state law calls on the Authority to select its members from those put […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital Purchasing Chest Compression Device

Stephens County EMS is getting a new piece of equipment to help them in cardiac arrest cases. On Monday, the Stephens County Hospital Authority voted unanimously to purchase a LUCAS Chest Compression System for the county’s EMS. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said that the device assists EMS personnel by performing chest compressions during CPR. “This device does the compression part […]

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