SCSO Announces Arrest in Convenience Store Break-In

One person is under arrest and a second person is sought in connection with this month’s burglary at a Stephens County convenience store. On Tuesday, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of 19-year-old Virginia Ruth Durand of Toccoa in connection with a break-in at the Royal Food Store on West Currahee Street in Toccoa during the early morning […]

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Ga. Power Announces Fuel Cost, Rate Reduction

A state decision will result in a drop in the monthly bill for a Georgia Power customer. On Tuesday, the Georgia Public Service Commission approved Georgia Power’s plan to reduce its fuel rates by an additional 15 percent. Georgia Power said the reduction is expected to lower the total monthly bill of the typical residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt-hours per […]

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TFC, Cherokee Christian Reach Dual Enrollment Agreement

Toccoa Falls College reaches a dual enrollment agreement with a north Georgia Christian school. This week, TFC and Cherokee Christian School in Woodstock, Georgia signed a Memorandum of Agreement for dual-enrolled courses between their institutions. Under the agreement, certain high school courses at Cherokee Christian School that demonstrate the strategic rigor to count for college courses of the same topic […]

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BOE To Meet Tonight

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The Stephens County Board of Education is expected to continue discussions over the grounds contract for the school system at its meeting tonight. Talks started on the topic at Thursday’s school board work session. School officials said that two bids were received for the contract to maintain all of the grounds for the school system. However, school system staff said […]

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Dorsey Explains Milestones Waiver From State

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Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said that the school system will not have any problem adjusting to the state Board of Education’s decision to grant a waiver of promotion, placement, and retention requirements tied to the 2016 administration of the Georgia Milestones End of Grade tests. The Georgia Department of Education said that during this year’s administration of the […]

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Truett McConnell Now University

Truett McConnell College is now Truett McConnell University. The change became official on the school’s commencement day this past Saturday and comes after approval from the school’s board of trustees last October. It also coincides with the school’s 70th anniversary and first master’s degree graduate. The 2016 graduating class of 134 students was the first to receive their diplomas from […]

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Courthouse Receives Historic Plaque

Main Street Toccoa unveils the latest in its series of historic plaques. The eighth historic plaque in the 2015-2016 series of ten plaques dedicated to downtown buildings was unveiled on Thursday at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. The historic Stephens County Courthouse was built in 1907 and was renovated by the county in recent years. It now […]

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Stephens Co. Names E-911/EMA Director Finalist

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Stephens County names its finalist for the position of E-911 and Emergency Management Agency Director. On Friday, Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers announced that the sole finalist for the position is Danielle Rhodes of Hampton, Georgia. Ayers said there is going to be a 14-day public notice period before action is taken on the potential hiring of Rhodes to the […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Starts Process of Filling Vacancy

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The Stephens County Board of Education is starting the process of filling its current vacancy. Thursday, the school board set the process it will use for filling the vacant seat created when Jeff Webb resigned from his District 2 seat. Webb resigned last month after being arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence by the Toccoa Police Department. Stephens […]

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