GSP Releases Details of Wednesday Accident

Authorities have released details of an accident Wednesday at the intersection of the Toccoa By-pass and Memorial Drive in Stephens County. The accident occurred at 2:46 p.m. on Wednesday. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, a 2007 Ford Explorer Sport driven by 73-year-old Betty Parker Hart of Carnesville was traveling eastbound on Memorial Drive, while a […]

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Main Street Toccoa Sponsoring Health Walk Sunday

Downtown Toccoa will play host to a health walk this weekend. Family Connections of Stephens County and Main Street Toccoa are partnering to sponsor the health walk around downtown Toccoa. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said the walk will start Sunday at 3 p.m. “Sunday afternoon, we are gathering together with some families and friends and meeting in […]

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Toccoa Salutes Local Paralympian

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Toccoa comes together to wish local Paralympic athlete McKenzie Coan well. On Tuesday, local residents gathered at Paul Anderson Park to sign a “memory book” to wish Coan well and celebrate her accomplishments as she prepares to swim at the Paralympic games in Rio next month. McKenzie is the daughter of Dr. Marc Coan, who practices at the Toccoa Clinic. […]

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SCHS SkillsUSA Chapter Recognized

The SkilllsUSA chapter at Stephens County High School is recognized as one of the best in the nation. At the 2016 National SkillsUSA Conference in Louisville, Kentucky earlier this year, Stephens County High School was one of just 24 chapters nationwide, and six in Georgia, to receive the “Models of Excellence” award. Each year, SkillsUSA said it recognizes 24 of […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Extends Work Detail Agreement

Stephens County Commissioners vote to extend a work detail agreement with the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office temporarily while discussions will continue among the commissioners over a new long-term agreement. On Tuesday, county commissioners voted to extend the work detail agreement with the Sheriff’s Office for 60 days. This is the agreement that provides inmates from the county jail for duties […]

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Nobody Injured in Wednesday Wreck

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said nobody was injured in a multi-car accident Wednesday on the Toccoa By-pass. Reports indicated that the accident took place around 3 p.m. at the intersection of the By-pass and Memorial Drive. Shirley said that while nobody was injured, two vehicles that were involved in the accident were totaled.

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Major Part of SR 17 Set to Open to Traffic Thursday

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A major milestone in the Georgia Highway 17 widening and construction project is coming Thursday. The Georgia Department of Transportation announced on Tuesday that the portions of the project located south of the Franklin County line to north of Scott Road will be opened to traffic on Thursday. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Katie Strickland said this is another major step forward […]

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