SCMS Basketball Update

The Stephens County 8th grade girls claim a region regular season championship. On Wednesday, the 8th grade Lady Rebels beat Madison County, 55-44, to take the top spot for the region during the regular season. Against Madison, Breanna Taylor scored 22 points and Savannah Broska and Ranajah Verdell each scored 11 points. Moving to Thursday, the 8th grade girls took […]

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Nobody Hurt As Train Jumps Tracks in Stephens Co.

Authorities said nobody was hurt after a train derailment in Stephens County on Thursday. It occurred on Thursday afternoon on tracks along Wolf Pit Road. According to Stephens County Volunteer Fire Coordinator and Eastanollee Fire Chief Jamey Gettys, several cars of a train jumped the tracks along Wolf Pit between Turner Road and Eastanollee By-pass. Gettys said the cars tipped […]

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Long-Time HR Director Yearwood Retires

Human Resources Director Brenda Yearwood retired this week from the city of Toccoa after 30 years of service. A reception was held to recognize Yearwood and wish her well on retirement Wednesday at Toccoa City Hall. She said retirement is bittersweet as she has truly enjoyed working for the city. “Being here 30 years has been a wonderful experience for […]

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MLK Holiday Schedule Announced

Local governments are announcing their schedules for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Both Toccoa City Hall and Stephens County government offices will be closed on Monday in observance of the King holiday. In the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recyclables scheduled to be picked up on Monday will be picked up on Tuesday. Commercial garbage will be […]

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Grand Jury Issues Murder Indictments

A Stephens County grand jury has issued a new indictment in the Tomas Colbert murder case. This week, the grand jury re-indicted Marqkeela Lawain Hill of Douglasville in the Colbert murder, adding more charges. Also, the grand jury has indicted a second individual in the case, identified in court documents as William Demetrius McElveen. Both were indicted on charges of […]

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City of Toccoa Holds 2017 Planning Meeting

The city of Toccoa is looking ahead to the upcoming year. Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners and city staff met for a planning session to talk about priorities and goals for the year ahead. Toccoa Mayor Jeanette Jamieson said that it went very smoothly and she feels really good about the year ahead. “A lot of what takes place in 2017 […]

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Stephens Co. Man Wins Ga. Lottery

A Stephens County man gets a pretty big surprise for his 65th birthday. According to the Georgia Lottery, Thomas Herron of Toccoa recently won a prize of $500,000 playing the $500,000 Bonus instant ticket game. The Georgia Lottery said that the Royal Food Store at 2668 Mize Road in Toccoa sold the winning ticket. Herron said that he had stopped […]

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