Rotary Top Five Banquet Honors SCMS, SCHS Students

Stephens County honors its Top Five. The Toccoa Rotary Club held the annual Top Five Reception and Banquet Tuesday at Stephens County High School. Each year, the banquet honors the top five percent of the graduating class at Stephens County High School. It also honors the top five students in Grades Six through Eleven. Toccoa Rotary Club President the Very […]

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Follow-Up Investigation Results in Drug Charges

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is announcing more arrests in connection to the investigation of a homicide in Virginia earlier this month. Earlier this month, three people were arrested in Toccoa in connection to the alleged homicide of a man near Roanoke, Virginia. At the time of those arrests, authorities said that the investigation was ongoing and more arrests were […]

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Rumsey Rd. Fight Leads to Two Arrests

Two people face charges after authorities say a fight sends someone to the hospital. It allegedly happened on May 6 on Rumsey Road. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that his office responded to a call of someone who was bleeding and unresponsive. “Two individuals, a boyfriend and girlfriend, had come to the residence regarding some argument during the afternoon […]

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City Shutting Down Toccoa Motel, Budget Inn

The city of Toccoa is condeming two more city hotels. Monday, Toccoa officials announced that the Budget Inn and Toccoa Motel, both located on Currahee Street, were inspected on May 4 and found as unfit for human habitation. City officials said that after being notified of the violations, the owner of Budget Inn and Toccoa Motel made the decision to […]

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Toccoa Approves FY 16 Budget

The city of Toccoa has its budget in place for Fiscal Year 2016. Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously approved the budget for next fiscal year at their meeting Monday. Toccoa’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget totals just under $36.2 million and includes no change in the millage rate for city property owners and no change in utility rates for city water and […]

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More Details Released on Martin Accident

The Georgia State Patrol is releasing more information about an accident that injured a pedestrian in Stephens County over the weekend. It occurred on Georgia Highway 17 in the Martin area, near the Stephens County-Franklin County line, just after 9 p.m. on Sunday. Toccoa GSP Post Commander Chad Johnson said a 2014 Nissan Sentra, driven by 24-year-old Savannah Renea Woods […]

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Ty Cobb Officials Outline Sale to St. Mary’s

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Ty Cobb Healthcare officials said they had no choice but to sell the Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center to St. Mary’s Healthcare System. That was the message at a state-required public hearing on the proposed sale last Thursday. Ty Cobb CEO Greg Hearn said during the hearing that the hospital had been losing money […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

Stephens County Commissioners will consider a motion today to set up a short-term recycling location and solution as work continues on a long-term solution. The Stephens County Commission meets at 8:30 a.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. During the meeting, county commissioners are scheduled to consider a motion to authorize staff […]

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State Baseball Playoffs Continuing

Two Region 8-AAAA teams remain alive in the state baseball playoffs. Buford and North Hall will play in the quarterfinal round scheduled to start today. Region 8-AAAA champion Buford will play Region 4-AAAA champion Locust Grove at Locust Grove. Meanwhile, Region 8-AAAA runner-up North Hall will be on the road as well, facing Region 5 champion Whitewater. The other quarterfinal […]

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