Stephens Co. BOE Proposes Maxing Out Millage

The Stephens County Board of Education is proposing to cap out the millage rate at the state maximum 20 mills to help deal with a multi-million dollar budget shortfall. During a called meeting Monday morning, the school board voted 6 to 1 to approve a tentative millage rate of 20 mills. Previously, a majority of board members had expressed an […]

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Stephens Co. Fireworks Display Tonight

Stephens County will mark the Fourth of July with its annual community fireworks display tonight. The fireworks are scheduled for tonight at the Rose Lane Recreation Complex. Stephens County Recreation Department Director Richard Adams said the fireworks will start just after dark. “We would like to thank 1st Franklin Financial, who is sponsoring the fireworks for the community,” said Adams. […]

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Little League Action Still Ongoing in NE Ga.

Little League play continues tonight in northeast Georgia. Monday, Toccoa had just one team in action. In 9 and 10 year old softball, the Toccoa All-Stars were eliminated from the district tournament after losing Monday to Hart in Lavonia by an 11-6 score. The Toccoa 11 and 12 year old softball game against Madison was postponed Monday in Lavonia due […]

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Accident Friday Sends Four To Hospital

A two-vehicle accident Friday afternoon in Stephens County sends four people to the hospital. It occurred Friday afternoon at about 3:15 p.m. on Highway 106, near the intersection of Highway 106 and the Toccoa By-pass. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, a 2006 Dodge Stratus driven by 17-year-old Courtney Brown of Toccoa pulled out in front […]

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Two Hurt in Afternoon Accident

Two people are injured after an accident this afternoon in Stephens County. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says it occurred on Ridgeland Road and involved one vehicle. Shirley says the vehicle went off the road and struck a tree. Of the two injuries, Shirley says one was a child passenger that was entrapped in the vehicle. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Run-off Early Voting Starts Today

Early voting starts Monday in Stephens County and across Georgia in the primary election run-off. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said that early voting starts Monday at 8 a.m. downstairs in the Stephens County Government Building in downtown Toccoa. “We will go through 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday this week, because Friday is the Fourth of July and that is […]

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One End of Moore Circle to Close Starting July 7

Work on the new State Highway 17 in Stephens County will close one intersection along the construction route starting next week. The Georgia Department of Transportation said the Oggs Branch end of Moore Circle will be closed at its intersection with Highway 17 beginning a week from today, Monday, July 7. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope said crews have to […]

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