No Make-up Day for Students

Students in Stephens County will not have to make up a day after winter weather last month cost the system one student day. Tuesday, the Board of Education unanimously approved a make-up plan for the day. Under the plan, the day is forgiven for students and would be added for post-planning and training for teachers and staff depending on an […]

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Investigation Continues Into Shooting Death

Authorities in Toccoa are still asking for the public’s help as the investigation continues into the fatal shooting at a Toccoa apartment earlier this month that left one man dead. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell says that his department, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office are still investigating the February 7 shooting that left 21-year-old […]

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No Injuries From Icy Roads Tuesday Morning

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says that there were no serious injuries on the highways Tuesday morning after a rash of traffic incidents due to icy conditions. Shirley says that his office responded to three accidents and seven reports of cars running off of the road, but again, did not have any serious injuries as a result. Monday evening and […]

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Animal, Family Reunited By Micro-Chip

A micro-chip results in a happy reunion for a family with its senior dog. Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said that Animal Control responded to a Poplar Street address recently to pick up a dog that had wandered up to a home. “Some nice people felt sorry for Bailey because he came up to their house shivering,” said […]

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NGTC Announces Rick Perkins Award Winner

Emergency Medical Services Program Director and Instructor Charles Hill of Cleveland is this year’s Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Education at North Georgia Technical College. Each year faculty and staff at North Georgia Technical College nominate instructors who exemplify excellence in teaching. The nominees participate in a series of interviews which help determine the winner and the instructor […]

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Hospital Authority Holds Regular Meeting

Toccoa Falls College will lease some property back from Stephens County Hospital. The Stephens County Hospital Authority unanimously approved a lease agreement for the property with the college at its monthly meeting on Monday night. Stephens County Hospital Administrator Lynne Anderson said the property that the college is leasing from the hospital is actually land that used to belong to […]

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Charges Filed in Royston Car Theft

A Hart County man is in custody, charged with the theft of two cars from Tri-County Chevrolet last month. According to the Hart County Sheriff’s Office, 38-year-old Michael Thomas Evans of Hart County was arrested earlier this month after a tip led sheriff’s deputies to a deer camp on Cokesbury Highway where Evans and two other suspects were thought to […]

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Veterans Workshops Scheduled in NE Ga.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will conduct counseling workshops for veterans at Georgia Department of Labor career centers in Stephens and Habersham counties this week. The first will be held today at the Toccoa Career Center’s conference room located at 37 Foreacre Street. A second workshop will be held Thursday at the Labor Department’s Habersham Career Center located at […]

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School Calendar Discussions Underway in Stephens Co.

The Stephens County School System is looking at a couple of different calendar options for the 2016-2017 school year that have no furlough days for teachers and employees. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey presented the Board of Education with two different calendar proposals at Thursday’s Board of Education work session. Both of the calendars contained a full allotment of […]

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