Two Arrested in Toccoa Fight

Two people face charges after an incident at a Toccoa residence last week. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that authorities arrested both 19-year-old Tefrem Demond Thornton of Toccoa and 17-year-old Jarrad Scot McCraw of Toccoa last week. Jarrell said everything stems from an incident at a home on Julia Lane at about 6:30 p.m. last Thursday evening. “Mr. Thornton […]

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Mobile Job Training Unit to Stop in Toccoa

A mobile job training unit will return to Toccoa next week to help area residents. The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission Workforce Development Mobile Training Unit will set up at the Toccoa-Stephens County Library on Monday. Mobile Training Unit Instructor Micah Thomas said the mobile unit can provide people with help on their resumes. “We offer resume assistance, so if you […]

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Power House Fundraiser Saturday

The Power House for Kids will host a “Retro Prom” fundraising party on Saturday from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at the X-Factor/Cornerstone Restaurant in Toccoa. Tickets for the event are $25. Proceeds from the event support “Darkness to Light,” which is a program intended to train local educators to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to childhood sexual abuse. This program […]

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Stephens Co. Marks Veterans Day

Stephens County marks Veterans’ Day. The annual observance of Veterans Day took place this morning on the lawn of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Each year, the American Legion Post 104, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4346, and Marine Corps Detachment 1303 organize the program. This year’s guest speaker was Retired U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Major Shanda […]

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Teacher at Center of SCHS Cat Incident Withdraws Resignation

The teacher who school officials say had resigned following a cat castration controversy at Stephens County High School has withdrawn that resignation. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said Tuesday morning that Mr. Daniel Hebert officially withdrew his resignation. Dorsey had reported that Hebert had originally resigned last week after school officials said he castrated his personal cat in his […]

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