School System To Pursue Loans for Roof Project, Other Maintenance Work

The Stephens County School System is authorizing its newly re-instated Schools Building Authority to seek out loan packages of up to $4 million for school improvements. At a called meeting on Monday, the Stephens County Board of Education unanimously authorized the resolution that gives the Stephens County Schools Building Authority permission to do that. According to Stephens County School Superintendent […]

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Toccoa Looking at City Hall Renovations

The city of Toccoa is planning to move forward with some renovations to Toccoa City Hall. On Monday, the Toccoa City Commission met in a work session to discuss the city hall building in downtown Toccoa. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that it has been more than 25 years since there were major upgrades done to any part of […]

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Stephens Co. Commission to Meet Today

Stephens County Commissioners will hold a regularly scheduled meeting later today. That meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. This is the county commission’s first meeting since January. The commission cancelled its last scheduled meeting back on February 9. Commissioners will start at 5:30 p.m. today with a […]

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Man Charged With Murder in Fatal Weekend Shooting

A Toccoa man is charged with murder after a shooting early Sunday morning just outside the Toccoa city limits. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley identified the suspect charged as 73-year-old Gary Lamar Patrick of 184 Patrick Lane in Toccoa and the victim as 41-year-old Richard Gary Bump of 11 Patrick Lane. Shirley said that investigators were called regarding a shooting […]

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Toccoa Authorities Investigating One Gunshot Death

Toccoa Police, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and the Stephens County Coroner’s Office are all investigating an incident of a fatal gunshot wound on Morningside Drive. “At 1:00 pm (Sunday), officers were call to a residence of 69 year old, Judy Norris,” said Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell. “We are awaiting results of an autopsy and other Crime Lab Reports […]

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Shirley Makes Comments on Drug Raid

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley is making additional comments on last week’s raids that dismantled a multi-million dollar drug operation. Last week, multiple local, state, and federal law enforcement agents served more than 20 search warrants and made more than 20 arrests to bring down a $9.5 million drug operation run by 31-year-old Horace Mayfield, who lives in Barrow County […]

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Two Boards Meeting Today

Two local boards are set to meet today. First, the Toccoa City Commission is meeting for a work session and a regular meeting. The city commission’s work session will begin at 3:30 p.m. At the work session, Toccoa City Commissioners are set to discuss the depot lease agreement, as well as renovations at Toccoa City Hall. Meanwhile, the Toccoa City […]

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Collins Demanding Answers From Windstream

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia U.S. Congressman Doug Collins is calling for a Congressional oversight committee to find out why Windstream Communications is providing such poor service to customers in Northeast Georgia. Collins said he has received “hundreds upon hundreds” of complaints from angry Windstream customers in the 9th District. “I have to say that of a regular complaint […]

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