TFC, Toccoa Elementary Expanding Partnership

Toccoa Elementary School and Toccoa Falls College are entering into an agreement looking to expand their partnership. Thursday, the Stephens County Board of Education unanimously approved a Professional Development School Pilot Agreement between the elementary school and the college. TFC Professor Carrie Ryan said under the agreement, one of her classes would be housed in the building and she would […]

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Unemployment Up in January in Stephens Co.

Stephens County sees a jump in unemployment to start the New Year. According to figures for January released this week by the Georgia Department of Labor, Stephens County had a preliminary unemployment rate for the month of January of 7.2 percent. That represents a three-tenth of a percentage point jump from December’s revised rate of 6.9 percent. This January’s unemployment […]

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Coroner Appointed to Committee

Stephens County Coroner Chris Stephens will represent the state’s coroners on a committee being formed by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers informed county commissioners of the news at their meeting on Tuesday. “He is been asked to serve by the GBI on a committee and represent the Georgia Coroner’s Association for at-risk adult abuse, neglect, and […]

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NGTC Forms Partnership To Help Foundation Lending Library

The North Georgia Technical College Foundation is working with an organization in an effort to re-use old books. Recently, the North Georgia Technical College Foundation began a partnership with Better World Books, providing another opportunity for anyone in the area looking for a way to repurpose old books and other forms of literature. School officials said the program is simple. […]

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Renovations Planned in Stephens Co. Government Building

Stephens County is planning renovations for the downstairs area of the Stephens County Government Building. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers detailed the changes to county commissioners at their meeting on Tuesday. She said the changes start with a move for the office of Stephens County Probate Judge Glenda Ernest from her current location in the downstairs of the Stephens County Government […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Work Session Scheduled for Today

The Stephens County Board of Education will meet later today for its regularly scheduled monthly work session and called meeting. That meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. today in the Tugaloo Building of the Stephens County School System Administrative Offices on Mize Road. On the agenda for today’s work session and called meeting is discussion of a joint agreement […]

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Animal Shelter Raising Funds for Vest for New K-9 Deputy

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter is putting out a call to help equip the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office’s new K-9 deputy. Recently, the Sheriff’s Office announced the addition of Deputy “Kilo” as a narcotics K-9. Now, the Humane Shelter says it is heading up a fundraising drive to purchase a bulletproof vest for this dog. According to Toccoa-Stephens County Humane […]

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Cat Castration Case Headed To Mediation, Says Shelter Director

The cat castration case involving an agriculture teacher at Stephens County High School is headed into out of court negotiations at the order of the Stephens County Magistrate Judge. Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said that an outside third party is going to discuss the case with both sides. “The judge has basically ordered mediation,” said Roberts. Roberts […]

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