County Implements Moratorium To Look At Tower Ordinance

Stephens County moves forward with a temporary moratorium on tower and telecommunication applications. The county commissioners unanimously approved a motion to adopt a 90-day moratorium on those at its meeting on Tuesday. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said it is being done to allow the county to re-visit its tower ordinance to better match its land use ordinance. Ayers says […]

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SCHS Softball Team Wraps Up Region Schedule

The Stephens County Lady Indian softball team wrapped up the region regular season schedule with a big win. Stephens County shut out Chestatee Thursday 13-0. Mackenzie Rogers pitched a complete game for the win. Offensively, Peyton Terrell and Natalie Morgan each had inside-the-park homeruns for the Lady Indians. The Stephens County softball team is now 12-11 on the season and […]

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Chamber Cuts Ribbon On Presidential Photo Exhibit

Local officials gather to unveil a special exhibit at the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting on Thursday to mark the grand opening of the “Presidential Pathways” photo exhibit. “Presidential Pathways” is being hosted by Main Street Toccoa and the Currahee Military Museum. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said […]

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Saturday is Hunting and Fishing Day in Ga.

Here is a reminder for hunting and fishing enthusiasts. Saturday is National Hunting and Fishing Day and there are plenty of events, activities and recognition taking place throughout the state all day, geared for outdoor enthusiasts. Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Officer Craig Fulgum said the day was established by Congress in 1973 to spotlight the importance hunting and […]

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Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick said that jurors in Stephens County who were scheduled to report on Monday, September 29 do not need to report on Monday. Those jurors do need to call the Stephens County Clerk of Court’s Office on Monday afternoon for instructions on reporting on Tuesday. The number those jurors should call is 706-282-1111. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Accident Thursday Morning on Ga. 365

Crews responded Thursday morning to an accident in Stephens County. It occurred on Georgia Highway 365 in the area of the Jeanette Jamieson Intersection. Sheriff Randy Shirley reports that one truck overturned in the accident and landed on the guardrail. A man from Habersham County was injured in the accident and taken by EMS to Habersham Medical Center. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Stephens Co. School System Receives Accreditation Recommendation

The Stephens County school system receives a recommendation for system-level accreditation. A team from AdvancED, the parent agency of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, presented a brief accreditation report Wednesday to conclude its visit to Stephens County. At the end of that report, the team said it would recommend Stephens County for a five-year system-level accreditation that would […]

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Toccoa Gets Grant Money For Henderson Falls Park

Toccoa will receive grant money to help with improvements at Henderson Falls Park. City Manager Billy Morse said that the city has received $100,000 in grant funds from the National Park Service through the state’s Department of Natural Resources for work at Henderson Falls Park. The city will match the $100,000 in grant funds with SPLOST money. Morse said the […]

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