Ga. DOT Approves Local Bridge Project

The Georgia Department of Transportation said that a Stephens County bridge project is among those that the department awarded earlier this month. Georgia DOT officials said that the department has awarded the construction of a bridge and approaches along State Route 184, or Prather Bridge Road, over Toccoa Creek. According to the DOT, the project totals about .15 of a […]

Read more

This Week is Flood Safety Preparedness Week

Flood Safety Preparedness Week in Georgia is this week and Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians that a flood insurance policy can be a valuable addition to standard homeowners, renters and business owners’ coverage. Hudgens said that purchasing flood insurance should be an important consideration for all consumers. He added that it is estimated that between 20 and […]

Read more

Stephens Co. School Calendar Approved

The Stephens County Board of Education approves the 2016-2017 school calendar. Tuesday, the board approved a 2016-2017 school calendar that has students starting on August 4 and going for 180 days. An initial motion to approve the calendar as presented failed after it ended in a 3-3 tie, with Tony Crunkleton, Jim Bellamy, and Jim Ledford voting in opposition; while […]

Read more

Dawkins Appointed to School Board

The Stephens County Board of Education will once again have a full slate of members. Tuesday, the Board of Education voted unanimously to appoint Wendy Dawkins to the District 1, Post 1 seat on the Stephens County Board of Education. That is the seat that was vacated when Dr. Elizabeth Pinkerton resigned earlier this year. Board of Education Chairman Tony […]

Read more

Quarantine Lifted At Humane Shelter

A quarantine situation is over at the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter. On Tuesday, Shelter Director Jeff Roberts announced that the Georgia Department of Agriculture has released the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter from its quarantine for the Parvovirus. Roberts said that means the shelter can resume normal operations immediately. Back on February 26, Roberts announced that the Georgia Department of Agriculture […]

Read more

City Moves Forward With Plans For Alewine Park

Toccoa City Commissioners make a determination on what to do with Alewine Park moving forward. On Monday, the city commission discussed the park and the current lease agreement for the park. Right now, the North Georgia Soccer Association, also known as the Rapids Futbol Club, leases the park to use for its soccer programs that serve multiple counties, including Stephens […]

Read more

Police Arrest Three For Drug Charges

Three people face drug charges after a traffic stop in Toccoa last week. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said it started when a police officer pulled over a 2002 Toyota Camry on Monday, March 7 at about 12:10 a.m. on Franklin Street for failing to use a turn signal. “When Officer Cannon approached the vehicle to talk with the driver, […]

Read more

Mobile Home Taxes Due April 1

For those who pay mobile home taxes in Stephens County, there is a change in the due date that starts this year. Stephens County Tax Commissioner Dene Hicks said that those who pay mobile home taxes must pay those sooner as the due date was moved up a month due to a change in state law. “For several years now, […]

Read more

Stephens Co. BOE To Meet Today

The Stephens County Board of Education is expected to consider an appointment for the open seat on the school board at its meeting later today. School board members are set to meet at 5:30 p.m. today at the School System Administrative Offices at the old Big A Elementary School. The District 1, Post 1 seat on the Board of Education […]

Read more
1 17 18 19 20 21 495