Early Voting Set For Saturday

Stephens County voters who cannot make it to early voting during the week have a chance to cast their ballots this weekend to avoid lines on Election Day. According to Stephens County Registrar Bill Cochran, polls will be open on Saturday (Oct. 29) for early voting. “Our early voting location will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.,” said […]

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Toccoa Harvest Festival This Weekend

An annual Fall tradition returns to downtown Toccoa this weekend. The 40th annual Toccoa Harvest Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday in downtown Toccoa. Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said over 130 craft and food booths will be set up on Doyle Street from Alexander Street to Hill Street. “We have different vendors here every year,” said Crosby.  […]

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NGTC Foundation Receives Award

The North Georgia Technical College Foundation is the recipient of one of the highest honors bestowed on a technical college foundation. At the Technical College System of Georgia’s annual Fall Leadership Conference held earlier this month in Savannah, the North Georgia Tech Foundation was awarded the prestigious Technical College Foundation Association Role Model Foundation Board Certification. This marks the second […]

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Recreation Dept. To Apply for New Youth Football League

The Stephens County Recreation Department will look to move its youth football and cheerleading programs to the North Georgia Youth Football Association next year. Recreation Director Richard Adams made a presentation at the end of Tuesday’s Stephens County Commission meeting regarding what he has found out about the league. At the last Stephens County Commission meeting on October 11, Efrem […]

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Charges Pending Over Tuesday Accident

Authorities have said charges are pending in Tuesday’s two-car accident on the Toccoa By-pass in Stephens County. It happened Tuesday afternoon during the 2 p.m. hour on the By-pass, or Georgia Highway 17, at its intersection with Currahee Lane. The Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol said that a 2005 Ford DRW Super Duty was traveling north on Highway […]

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State Softball Finals Start Today in Columbus

Stephens County High School will play for a state softball title starting today in Columbus. The Lady Indians will begin play this afternoon in the eight-team AAAA state softball finals in Columbus. First up for the Lady Indians is Central High School of Carrollton at 4 p.m. today in Columbus. This tournament will follow a double-elimination format. The winner of […]

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Margaret Ayers Award Winners Announced

The annual winners of a community award in Lavonia are announced. Earlier this month, Randy and Gwen Moore were named as the recipients of the thirteenth annual Margaret Ayers Award for Civic Health in Lavonia. The award is presented by the Lavonia Clinic and the Northeast Georgia Regional Medical Associates. It honors a community member for volunteerism, exceptional character, dignified […]

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NGTC, Stovall Machine Products Team Up For Scholarship

A northeast Georgia industry announces a new scholarship for Franklin County students in conjunction with North Georgia Tech. The North Georgia Technical College Foundation has announced that Stovall Machine Products has established a scholarship for the CNC and Tool and Die Programs at the college. The first scholarship will be awarded for spring semester 2017, and a student may receive […]

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Stephens Co. Commissioners Approve Inmate Work Detail Agreement

Stephens County Commissioners sign off on a new work detail agreement with the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office. Commissioners approved it by a unanimous vote at their meeting on Tuesday. This is the agreement that provides inmates from the county jail for duties like litter pickup in the county. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that the original agreement expired June […]

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