Election Day Is Today

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Today is Election Day and Stephens County is joining the rest of the nation in heading to the polls. Stephens County Registrar Bill Cochran said polls will open this morning for voters at the Stephens County Senior Center on Rose Lane for what he expects to be a very busy day. Polls at the Senior Center are open from 7 […]

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Statewide Results Released for “Operation Watchful Eye”

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The Georgia Sheriffs’ Association has released statewide numbers for “Operation Watchful Eye.” The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office participated in this operation, which went from October 24 to October 31, and was designed to conduct residence verifications and compliance checks of registered sex offenders leading up to Halloween. According to numbers from the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association, 92 sex offenders were arrested […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting This Morning

Stephens County Commissioners will meet this morning for a regularly scheduled meeting. The county commission will meet at 8:30 a.m. in the second floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. County commissioners will begin with two public hearings. One is for an alcohol license. The other is the first reading of a proposed court fee ordinance. […]

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Concert Tonight in Toccoa

Main Street Toccoa will host a special concert tonight at the Ritz Theatre at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. The concert will be a performance by tenor Rodrigo Garciarroyo. According to Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby, helping to put on the concert is the Piatigorsky Foundation. “They provide classical musicians and send them around the country to […]

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Watch Out for Deer-Car Collisions

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Georgia wildlife officials are urging people to be on the lookout for deer when driving this Fall. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, this is a peak time for deer activity and movement, which makes it also a peak time for deer-car collisions. State Deer Biologist Charlie Killmaster said there are two main reasons drivers may see more […]

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Drought Affecting WMA’s, Says Ga. DNR

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Extreme drought conditions continue to effect northeast Georgia. Smoke from wildfires in North Carolina made its way to the region Sunday, noticeable to those in Stephens County. Meanwhile, there is a campfire restriction on multiple Georgia Wildlife Management Areas, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. That means that until further notice, hunters and visitors to […]

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No Voting Today for Tuesday Election

Just a reminder, there is no early voting today at the Stephens County Registrar’s Office. Early voting for Tuesday’s election ended at 5 p.m. on Friday. Those who have not voted or requested and received a paper, mail-in absentee ballot will have to wait to vote until Tuesday on Election Day at the Stephens County Senior Center on Rose Lane […]

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GBI Announces Child Exploitation Arrests

A Habersham County man is among those arrested during a multi-state operation targeting those who allegedly sexually exploit children by using the Internet. “Operation Southern Impact” involved law enforcement agencies from Georgia and Alabama, according to a press release from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The GBI said 17 people were arrested in Georgia during this operation, including 34-year-old Daniel […]

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Retired Cornelia Police Chief On State Committee

Retired Cornelia Police Chief Rick Darby will serve on a nominating committee to select the next Advocate for the state’s Office of Child Advocate. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal issued an executive order naming that nominating committee last week. According to the executive order, the nominating committee is tasked with considering candidates and recommending at least three individuals for the position […]

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