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Bob Stovall Day Declared Today in Martin

March 5, 2014
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Bob Stovall Day Declared Today in Martin

The town of Martin is honoring a long-time city employee. Martin has declared today as Bob Stovall Day in the town. Stovall is the clerk for the town of Martin. Mayor Don Foster said, however, that Stovall handles a lot of other responsibilities. “Bob has been in charge of the water department ever since...

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Interact Kickball Tourney Set for March 15

March 5, 2014
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The Stephens County High School Interact Club is putting together its second annual kickball tournament. This year’s tournament is Saturday, March 15, starting at 10 a.m., at the Stephens County Recreation Department Rose Lane ball fields. The Interact Club is a service club at Stephens County High School sponsored by the Stephens County Rotary...

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Food Giveaways Scheduled for This Week

March 5, 2014
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Two food giveaways are scheduled for this week in Stephens County. First, Martin Baptist Church is partnering with the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia to distribute free food to all qualifying residents of the Martin area of Stephens and Franklin counties today. The distribution will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. today in...

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UPDATED: Qualifying Continues in Stephens Co.

March 4, 2014
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Qualifying continues for the 2014 elections in Stephens County. No additional Stephens County candidates had qualified as of 11 a.m. Tuesday. Nine local candidates qualified Monday at the Stephens County Registrar’s Office. Michelle Grafton has qualified to run for Post One on the Stephens County Commission.  That is the post that previously belonged to...

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Shirley Issues Warning About Soda Bottle Meth Labs

March 4, 2014
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The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is warning area residents to be on the lookout for a new type of miniature methamphetamine lab making an appearance on the side of the road. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that his office has recently responded to several reports regarding suspicious bottles found thrown out along roadways....

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Toccoa Purchasing Bucket Truck

March 4, 2014
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The city of Toccoa will purchase a new bucket truck. At their February 24 meeting, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously approved the purchase of the truck from Altec Industries of Elizabethtown, Kentucky at a cost of $88,778. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that the new truck will take the place of one that is...

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Ga. DOT Announces Area Road Work

March 4, 2014
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The Georgia Department of Transportation is announcing road work for Stephens and surrounding counties this week. In Stephens County, the DOT said a crew will mow the rights of way alongside State Route 365.  The shoulder will be closed as this work occurs. Moving to Franklin County, a crew will patch potholes on Interstate...

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Police Blotter

March 4, 2014
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The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce says it has had recent reports of counterfeit bills. Recently, the Chamber sent out an e-mail stating that it had received reports that counterfeit $100 bills have been circulated in the Toccoa-Stephens County area. The Chamber said that businesses who believe they have received a counterfeit note should...

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Candidate Qualifying Off to Busy Start in Stephens Co.

March 3, 2014
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Qualifying is underway today for the 2014 elections in Stephens County. As of 11 a.m., a number of candidates had already qualified. Michelle Grafton has qualified to run for Post One on the Stephens County Commission.  That is the post that previously belonged to the late Harold Andrews. Meanwhile, Stanley London has qualified to...

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Herschel Walker Finds Talent in Toccoa

March 3, 2014
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Herschel Walker seeks out talent in Toccoa. The former Heisman Trophy winner and University of Georgia football star brought his talent show, “Herschel’s Raw Talent” to the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa on Saturday. About 80 people of all ages came out to make their three-minute video and try to win the contest. Walker...

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