Community Prayer Service Remembers Charleston Nine

Stephens County comes together to pray for Charleston, South Carolina. Thursday night, an inter-denominational prayer service to remember the nine worshipers killed last week at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston was held at the First United Methodist Church in Toccoa. First United Methodist Church Senior Minister the Rev. John Brown said the service provided a chance for people of all […]

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May Unemployment Figures Released for Ga. Counties

Preliminary unemployment numbers for the month of May for Stephens County are out. The Georgia Department of Labor released those this week. According to those figures, Stephens County had a preliminary unemployment rate of 6.7 percent for the month of May. That is three-tenths of a percentage point higher than the revised April unemployment rate of 6.4 percent, but a […]

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Little League District Tournaments Getting Underway

A number of Toccoa Little League All-Star teams are scheduled to begin district play this weekend in locations around northeast Georgia. Those teams include 9-10 baseball, 10-11 baseball, 9-10 softball, and Little League softball. Three of Toccoa’s All-Star teams start play Saturday. The 10-11 baseball All-Stars from Toccoa will play Hart at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Lavonia. Meanwhile, both Toccoa’s […]

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County Continues Looking At Road Work

Work continues towards getting the county’s priorities in order when it comes to road repairs this season. On Tuesday, Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers updated commissioners on the list of primary roads for SPLOST VI funds this year. Ayers said that the county is trying to get caught up and moving forward with SPLOST road projects after losing the public […]

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County Commission Talks Recycling, Convenience Sites

Stephens County staff continue to look at how to re-start recycling for county residents. The county removed recycling bins from its convenience sites back in April, but voted in May to work on restoring recycling availability for residents after public feedback on the issue. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers updated commissioners on the recycling issue at Tuesday’s county commission meeting. Ayers […]

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Strong Storm Strikes Toccoa

A strong storm moves through part of Toccoa and causes significant damage in some areas. The storm moved through at about 4 p.m. Wednesday. While it only resulted in about .07 inches of rain and some hail in the downtown area, the storm was much worse in other parts of town. Specifically on Big A Road, high winds in the […]

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Police Blotter

On its Facebook page, the Toccoa Police Department says it has recovered a push mower believed to have been stolen on or around May 28, 2015. Police say that if anyone is missing this mower or knows who is missing it and can identify it, please contact Sgt. Jimmy Mize at the Toccoa Police Department. His phone number is 706-282-3277. […]

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Rabun Co. Man Arrested for Child Pornography

By WRBN Radio, Clayton Federal agents arrest a Rabun County man on child pornography charges after an international investigation that took place over the course of nearly one year. According to court documents, authorities in New Zealand began investigating 35 year old Christopher Welcher, a Rabun County resident, in connection to child pornography back in July of 2014. The authorities […]

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