Rhythm Academy Celebrates New Location

A local business continues to settle into a new location. The Rhythm Academy Dance Company held a Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting to officially celebrate its new location in downtown Toccoa on Alexander Street. Rhythm Academy Owner Dana Ott said that they still offer all of the same classes and programs in the new location, just around the […]

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TFC Volleyball, Soccer In Action

Fall sports season is getting into full gear at Toccoa Falls College. The TFC volleyball team traveled to Kissimmee, Florida on September 5 and 6 for the annual North-South Tournament featuring teams from the NCCAA DII south region. The Screaming Eagles were topped by Clearwater Christian College and Trinity College of Florida, but TFC defeated Johnson University of Florida and […]

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Collins Introduces Bill to Suspend Visa Waiver Program Temporarily

9th District U.S. Congressman Doug Collins is calling for an emergency short-term suspension in the U.S. State Department’s Visa Waiver Program. He introduced legislation to enact that this week. Collins said the program, which is meant to expedite foreign travel for residents of United States and 38 designated countries, could be utilized by Islamic State terrorists who posses western passports […]

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Stephens Co. Approves Budget Increase for Public Defender’s Office

Stephens County will pay more in its Fiscal Year 2015 budget for the public defender’s office. Tuesday, the Stephens County Commission approved a Fiscal Year 2015 budget amendment of $3,023 for indigent defense. Stephens County splits costs for the public defender’s office with the other two counties in the Mountain Judicial Circuit, Habersham County and Rabun County. Mountain Judicial Circuit […]

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SCSO Announces Drug Arrests

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office says two people have been arrested on felony and misdemeanor drug charges over the last several days. First, Sheriff Randy Shirley said that on September 3, 58-year-old Phillip Wayne Curbow of Thrasher Drive in Toccoa sold a quantity of methamphetamine during an undercover operation involving the Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team. Shirley said that […]

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Motorcycle Chase Takes Authorities Through Three Counties Tuesday

A motorcyclist reportedly faces charges after a motorcycle pursuit through Stephens, Franklin, and Habersham counties Tuesday afternoon. According to the Georgia State Patrol, Franklin County was in pursuit of a motorcycle and requested the assistance of the Georgia State Patrol. The GSP said the motorcycle was driving recklessly and with no regard for the public, reaching speeds of over 100 […]

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