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Names Released in Fatal Sunday Accident on Toccoa By-pass

February 10, 2015

More information is available on a fatal, two-vehicle accident over the weekend in Stephens County. The accident occurred at about 11:56 a.m. on Sunday at the intersection of the Toccoa By-pass and Cawthon Road. According to the Georgia State Patrol, the initial indication is that one pick-up truck was traveling east on Cawthon Road...

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Progress Being Made At the Pines

February 10, 2015

Progress continues on getting the city-owned, nine-hole Pines golf course re-open in Toccoa. City Manager Billy Morse updated Toccoa commissioners at their meeting on Monday. Morse said that the city has hired someone to serve as Course Superintendent to help oversee the work going on now at the course. “His name is Roger Shedd,”...

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Toccoa Opens Electric Vehicle Charging Station

February 10, 2015
Toccoa Opens Electric Vehicle Charging Station

Toccoa officially opens its first electric vehicle charging station. The ribbon cutting for the station took place Monday at the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa. Toccoa had the charger installed last month and it is now open for public use. It is located in the parking lot of the historic train depot in...

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Indian Boys Advance to Region 8-AAAA Quarterfinals

February 10, 2015

The Stephens County Indians led 19-9 after the first quarter and held North Oconee to just five points and no field goals in the second quarter to grab a 35-14 halftime lead on their way to a 73-51 win over the Titans Monday night in the Region 8-AAAA boys’ play-in game at the Currahee...

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Stephens County Commission Meeting Today

February 10, 2015

Stephens County Commissioners will hold a regularly scheduled work session and business meeting later this morning. County commissioners will meet at 8:30 a.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. At 8:30 a.m., the Stephens County Commission will have a work session to discuss items on the...

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Four SCHS Wrestlers Headed to States

February 10, 2015

Two Stephens County Indian wrestlers are sectional champions. This past weekend, a number of Indian wrestlers took part in the Sectional AAAA Wrestling Championships. Winning titles in their weight classes representing Stephens County were Devin Burns and Gary Walker. Meanwhile, Jake Murray finished fourth in his weight class and Blake Peeples finished seventh place...

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Two Killed in Sunday Wreck

February 9, 2015

The Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol is investigating a fatal accident Sunday on the Toccoa By-pass. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says the accident happened at around noon on Sunday at the by-pass and Cawthon Road. Shirley says an older couple driving one of the vehicles was killed instantly as a result...

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Ga. Supreme Court Grants Sims New Trial

February 9, 2015

The state’s Supreme Court says a Toccoa man convicted of murder back in 2012 should receive a new trial. In a ruling issued last week, the Georgia Supreme Court unanimously affirmed the trial court’s decision to grant a new trial to Steve A. Sims, Jr. Sims, Jr. was convicted of felony murder and other...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Considering Wilkinson Center Addition

February 9, 2015

Stephens County Hospital is looking at possibly expanding its Wilkinson Center. The Hospital Authority’s Building and Grounds Committee met Thursday to talk about the idea. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said there is enough demand to at least look into what would be a fairly small addition. “This would be a small addition that would...

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County Makes Dept. Move In Money Saving Move

February 9, 2015

Stephens County government makes a change within its departments in an effort to save money. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that the county has moved Registrar Theresa Kelley into the Probate Judge’s office, where she will work part-time, along with working part-time in her current job as Elections Superintendent and Registrar. “Our Elections Superintendent,...

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