Authorities Announce Two Drug Arrests

Authorities are announcing a pair of drug arrests. According to the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, the first arrest stemmed from the search for a fugitive earlier this month. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that his office had been looking for 23-year-old William Brandon Vinson of Christine Circle in Toccoa for several weeks. Shirley said Vinson faced charges of hit […]

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Continuing Burglary Investigation Leads to Second Arrest

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said another person faces charges and his office has recovered additional stolen property in connection to an alleged residential burglary. In October, investigators with the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office arrested 42-year-old James Richard Gibson of Martinez, Georgia and charged him with a burglary on Shangri-La Drive. Initially, authorities recovered several thousand dollars of items that […]

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City, County Announce Holiday Schedule

Local governments are announcing their schedules for the Thanksgiving holiday this week. Both Toccoa City Hall and Stephens County government offices will close both Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. In the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recycling scheduled to be picked up on Thursday, November 26 will be picked up on Monday, November 30 […]

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Stephens Co. Registrar Search Continues

Stephens County officials said they are still waiting to finalize a new County Registrar. According to officials, two finalists were interviewed in recent days by Mountain Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Rusty Smith, who will make the official appointment. Now, officials said it is a matter of finalizing an offer with the person that is offered the position. Stephens County […]

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Stephens Co. School System Names Teacher of Year

Liberty Elementary School art teacher Timothy Mitchell is this year’s Stephens County School System Teacher of the Year. The announcement came last week. Each year, the Stephens County School System selects its Teacher of the Year from a group of individuals named the Teacher of the Year at each Stephens County school. Besides Mitchell, who was also named the Liberty […]

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SCHS Teacher Talks About Trip To Normandy

Two Stephens County High School teachers continue to use things they learned over the summer overseas. Earlier this year, teachers Derek Demmler and Amanda Rogowski received a Rural Teacher Global Fellowship sponsored by the Rural School and Community Trust. They used the grant funding to take a trip in June to England and Normandy, France to study D-Day and the […]

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Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner Celebrates 20 Years

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An annual Thanksgiving holiday tradition is once again a success. The 20th annual Sandra Harbin Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner took place on Sunday at the Toccoa-Stephens County Boys and Girls Club on Whitman Street in Toccoa. Also accompanying it this year was the annual Wendell Jackson Sherman Memorial Gospel Concert, also at the Boys and Girls Club right after the dinner. The […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

Stephens County Commissioners will hold their second November meeting later today. The county commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Commissioners will start at 5:30 p.m. with a work session to discuss items on the business meeting agenda. The business meeting, where agenda items are voted on […]

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