Indian Baseball Wins Home Opener

Logan Bell smacked two home runs and Josh Slate pitched 5 1/3 innings of no-hit ball to lead the Stephens County Indians to a 3-1 win over Habersham Central in the Indians home opener. Slate struck out six and walked five to earn the win. Kain Hewitt pitched 1 2/3 innings of one hit ball in relief of Slate to […]

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TFC Hoops Enters Post-Season Play

The Toccoa Falls College men’s and women’s basketball teams will enter post-season play this weekend. First, the TFC Eagle men will travel to Kissimmee to compete in their south region tournament starting today. The Eagles are seeded third in the tournament after compiling a conference record of 8-4. TFC will play the sixth-seeds from Piedmont International University tonight at 6 […]

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Judge Finds Wilbros in Contempt

A judge finds Wilbros in contempt after a two-day hearing in Stephens County Superior Court. On Tuesday, Judge Robert Adamson found Wilbros and the other defendants in a civil suit filed by Stephens County and other plaintiffs in contempt of the various Georgia Environmental Protection Division orders and by extension the judge’s court order of December 10, 2012, Plaintiff’s Attorney […]

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Authorities Asking for Help on Cold Case Homicide

As the three-year anniversary of a Toccoa homicide approaches, law enforcement and the victim’s family are again asking for the public’s help in finding those responsible for his death. 46-year-old Robert Lee Simmons, Jr. of Toccoa was found dead by a family member on the evening of March 1, 2011 at the Glendale Apartment Complex. Saturday marks three years since […]

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Stephens Co. Holds Land Use Public Hearing

Most of the speakers at a Tuesday public hearing on a proposed Stephens County land use ordinance say they are in favor of it. Stephens County Commissioners held the public hearing and first reading of the proposed land use ordinance at their meeting on Tuesday. The proposed land use ordinance sets up classifications for different types of properties and lays […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Approves Humane Shelter Funding

Stephens County Commissioners agree to provide extra funding for the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter to get it through the remainder of the fiscal year. Tuesday, county commissioners voted unanimously to approve $57,640 to fund the shelter through June 30. The shelter made the request after spending the initial $284,000 budgeted by the city and county combined for the current fiscal […]

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City Commission Appoves Shelter Funding

Toccoa City Commissioners will provide additional funding to the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter. Monday, city commissioners unanimously approved a request from the Shelter for $57,640 in additional funding for the remainder of the fiscal year, which runs through June 30. The shelter made the request after spending the initial $284,000 budgeted by the city and county combined for the current […]

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Wilbros Hearing Continues Today

A hearing on a request from Stephens County and the other plaintiffs in a civil suit against the Wilbros facility asking a judge to shut the facility down is scheduled to continue today. It started Monday in Stephens County Superior Court. During testimony, University of Georgia composting expert Dr. K.C. Das testified that he believed the carbon-nitrogen ratio in the […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

The proposed Stephens County Land Use Ordinance will come before county commissioners at their meeting later today. Stephens County Commissioners are scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Commissioners will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a public hearing on the proposed land use ordinance. The county released […]

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