Reward Offered For Information in Flentall Murder

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is establishing a reward fund for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of 28-year-old Montevious Flentall of Toccoa in March. Flentall was found dead at his home on Pageland Drive in Toccoa at about 8 a.m. on March 18. The GBI said at that time, […]

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Election Results

28th District State House — Dan Gasaway (3,096 votes) wins over Stacy Hall (2,108 votes).  Gasaway won Stephens County with 1,359 votes to Hall’s 1,032 votes.  Gasaway won Habersham County 486 to 475 over Hall and Banks County 1,251 to 601 over Hall. Stephens County Commission Post One — Michelle Grafton (1,568 votes) wins over Ralph Stowe  (780  votes) Stephens County Commission […]

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Voters Head to Polls Today

Voters in Stephens County are heading to the polls today to determine winners in a number of races as part of today’s primary election. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said polls open in Stephens County this morning at the Senior Center on Rose Lane. “You just need to come to the Senior Center between the hours of 7 a.m. and […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital Approves EMS Agreement

The Stephens County Hospital Authority signs off on a new EMS operations agreement with Stephens County. The Hospital Authority unanimously approved the agreement Monday after it was approved last week by Stephens County Commissioners. Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said the hospital is pleased to get the new agreement in place. “We are very happy that things are basically […]

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Toccoa Commission To Meet Today

Toccoa City Commissioners are expected to consider adoption of the city’s Fiscal Year 2015 operating budget at their meeting later today. City commissioners meet today at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. After adjusting its schedule, today’s meeting marks the second meeting of the month for city commissioners. At the city commission’s first meeting of the month last week, Toccoa city […]

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One Arrested in Alleged Burglary

A Toccoa man is facing a burglary charge after allegedly being caught in the act. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that his office responded to a residence on Buena Vista Drive in Eastanollee Sunday afternoon in reference to a reported burglary in progress. Shirley said that when deputies arrived, they observed a male exiting the residence with a white […]

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Franklin Co. Voters Heading to Polls

Voters are also heading to the polls in Franklin County. Two Franklin County Commission seats, District 3 and District 4, are being contested. For District 3, incumbent county commissioner Jeff Jacques is being challenged by Perry Hart. In the District 4 County Commission race, incumbent county commissioner the Rev. Clint Harper is facing challenger Eddie Wester. All candidates running for […]

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Currahee Beautification Project Work Continues

Progress continues on the Currahee Beautification Project in Toccoa. Vice-Mayor Terry Carter updated city commissioners on a number of different projects related to that effort at last Tuesday’s city commission meeting. Carter said that the city and private entities are working together on a number of different fronts. “Chip Wright met with the Acree Oil folks and presented them with […]

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SCSO Gearing Up for Summer HEAT

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is gearing up for a busy summer on the roadways. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says his office is participating in this year’s “100 Days of Summer H.E.A.T.” campaign in conjunction with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. “H.E.A.T.” stands for Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic and this year’s campaign gets underway this week in […]

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