SCSO Gets Traffic Safety Award from GOHS

A state agency recognizes the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office for its traffic enforcement efforts. The Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety recently recognized the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office as the Agency of the Year for the Northeast Georgia Traffic Enforcement Network. The Northeast Georgia Traffic Enforcement Network covers about 14 counties in the northeast part of the state, including counties […]

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EPD v. Wilbros Case Still in Admin Law Court

Stephens County Attorney Brian Ranck said that the parties involved in the Georgia Environmental Protection Division’s case against Wilbros are waiting for a judge to schedule another round of oral arguments. Ranck said that both sides submitted proposed orders to the administrative law judge hearing the case earlier this week. Administrative Law Judge Ronit Walker with the Office of State […]

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Search Ongoing for New Chamber President

The search continues for a new President for the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber Board met on Tuesday morning. However, Chamber Board Chair Greg Roach said that no action was taken regarding filling the President’s position. Roach said the Chamber’s goal is still to have a new Chamber President in place by Thanksgiving. The Chamber is seeking a […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Looks At Facility Use Fee Schedule

A Stephens County Board of Education member has asked staff to re-visit the fee schedule for renting the Tugaloo Performing Arts Center at Stephens County High School. Tuesday, school system staff presented proposed modifications to the facility use fee schedule for the school system. School officials said the major adjustments were to convert all existing fees to an hourly schedule […]

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State Releases SAT Averages

The Georgia Department of Education released 2014 district and state level results on the SAT exam earlier this month. According to those figures, Stephens County Schools had a mean of 488 on Critical Reading, 465 on Math, and 455 on Writing, out of 102 test takers. State averages were 488 on Critical Reading, 485 on Math, and 472 on Writing. […]

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