Stephens Co. Commission Approves Re-zoning Request

Stephens County Commissioners approve a re-zoning request for property on Mize Road. Tuesday, the county commission unanimously approved a motion to allow property at 7256 Mize Road to switch from Residential Single Family District to Commercial Community Building District. The proposed use is for a retail trade business. Developer Bobby Howard told commissioners it is for a Dollar General store. […]

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SCSO Charges Three for Drugs

Three people face charges after an investigation by the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office last week. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said it started when the Sheriff’s Office Traffic and Crime Suppression Unit made a traffic stop on a pickup truck on Cawthon Road on the afternoon of September 2. Shirley said that deputies recovered a quantity of suspected methamphetamine during […]

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Franklin Co. Arrests Two In String of Thefts

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Two people are behind bars in Franklin County after investigators uncovered a theft ring the pair were allegedly operating in the Sandy Cross community. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, his investigators, along with Northern Judicial Circuit State Probation officers, uncovered the ring on August 28. Thomas said investigators executed a search warrant […]

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NGTC Reaches Agreement With Valdosta State

North Georgia Technical College reaches another partnership with a state university regarding student transfers in certain areas of study. Monday, Valdosta State University and North Georgia Technical College signed what is called a “Pathways Program” agreement. Through the agreement, North Georgia Tech students who successfully earn an Associate of Applied Science degree are eligible to work toward a Bachelor of […]

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Toccoa Rotary Auction Approaching

The Toccoa Rotary Club is getting ready for one of its big yearly events. The annual Rotary Auction is coming up on October 7 at the Currahee Club. Toccoa Rotary Club President the Very Reverend Mary Demmler said the club is planning something a little different for this year’s auction. “We have added in a putting contest, which we are […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

Stephens County Commissioners are expected to consider motions to enter to an official agreement with Motorola Solutions, Inc. regarding the purchase of more than $1.3 million in E-911 equipment and set up lease purchase financing of the equipment at their meeting today. The county commission is meeting at 8:30 a.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County […]

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SCHS Volleyball Starting Busy Week

The Stephens County High School volleyball team is in the midst of a busy week this week. This past Saturday, one of the Lady Indians’ two teams playing a JV schedule this season traveled to Walnut Grove for a series of games. The Lady Indians beat Rockdale County and Eastside each by a two sets to none margin and Walnut […]

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