Interviews Start for BOE Vacancy

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The Stephens County Board of Education begins interviewing candidates to fill the seat left open by the resignation of Jeff Webb from the board earlier this year. Webb resigned from the board back in April. Board of Education members heard from three of the seven candidates vying for the seat at a called meeting Thursday. First up was Patricia Chism. […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Sets Millage Rate

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The Stephens County Board of Education finalizes its millage rate recommendation for this coming tax year. On Thursday, the school board voted unanimously to recommend a millage rate of 18.3 mills for the school system for 2016. That is 1.45 mills lower than last year’s tax rate for the school system of 19.75 mills. Also, it is lower by one-tenth […]

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Currahee Farmer and Artisan Market Set for Saturday

An annual summertime event returns to the Currahee Club this weekend. Saturday is the 4th annual Currahee Farmer and Artisan Market on the grand lawn of the Currahee Amenity Campus at the Currahee Club in Stephens County. The Currahee Club is partnering with the Stephens County Farmers Market, Currahee Artists Guild, local businesses, and artisans for the event again this […]

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Toccoa Turtle Race Saturday

The Boys and Girls Club of Toccoa-Stephens County is hosting the first Toccoa Turtle Race. Adopt your rubber turtle and come see it race at Toccoa Falls College on July 9th. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will also be music, food, and festivities for children. Each turtle costs $5 to adopt and if your turtle […]

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Storms Bring Little Rain Thursday

Storms did move through the area last night and bring some thunder, lightning, and wind. As far as rain goes, the storm dumped only 0.03 inches on downtown Toccoa. Meanwhile, the latest drought monitor shows that Stephens County remains in a state of “severe drought,” with “extreme drought” conditions found just to the south in much of Franklin County and […]

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Toccoa Little League Back in Action This Weekend

Toccoa Little League teams are set to return to action in district tournament play this weekend. The 11-12 Little League baseball and Junior League baseball tournaments start on Saturday in Hartwell and both Toccoa teams will be in action. At 11 a.m. on Saturday, the Toccoa Junior League baseball All-Stars will play Franklin in the opening game of that tournament. […]

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Liquid Meth Found At Traffic Stop

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A traffic stop leads to the first arrest in Stephens County for a new type of methamphetamine. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said it started on June 28 when deputies of the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office Crime Supression Unit were engaged in a proactive patrol of the Easy Street area. Shirley said during that patrol, deputies stopped a red Nissan […]

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Investigations Lead to Two Arrests

Two investigations by the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit lead to arrests. First, Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that on June 15, his office received a report of an adult male sending a 15-year-old girl obscene material electronically over the phone. Shirley said his office’s Special Victims Unit received that report and began investigating the case. “As […]

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