SCSO Issues 2014 Annual Report

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office releases its annual report for 2014. That report provides statistics in a number of areas for the Sheriff’s Office, as well as listing some of the department’s accomplishments last year and goals for this year. One of the main numbers that stands out in the 2014 report is a 69 percent reduction in the number […]

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Collins Issues Statement on Netanyahu Address

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins is calling Tuesday’s speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a powerful warning to the American people about a potential nuclear deal with Iran. Collins released his statement, after attending Netanyahu’s speech to a joint session of Congress Tuesday. In his statement, Collins says America must not give Iran’s radical leaders, making belligerent statements […]

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Mobile Food Pantry Set for Thursday

A mobile food pantry will visit Stephens County on Thursday to help families in need. It will be Thursday morning in the parking lot of the First United Methodist Church on East Tugalo Street in Toccoa. Food distribution will start at 10 a.m. Thursday and last until the food is gone. The drive is being organized by Neighbors4Neighbors of Stephens […]

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Police Blotter

The Toccoa Police Department says it arrested one person last week in connection to a shoplifting report. According to a report on file, police responded to a store on February 27 in reference to someone allegedly taking perfume. Police say they tracked down the suspect, identified as a 31-year-old James H. Wooten, in the parking lot and charged him with […]

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SCDA Sets 2015 Goals

The Stephens County Development Authority sets its goals for the year ahead. Development Authority board members and staff gathered last month for a strategic planning session. During that meeting, the Authority identified five specific things it wanted to work on in 2015 that fall under the larger banner of economic development. One of those goals is preparing a new long-range […]

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Grinder To Help Stephens Co. Jail with Toilet Issues

Stephens County is purchasing a grinder for the Stephens County Jail. Last week, county commissioners voted unanimously to purchase the grinder now out of the general fund and then pay back the general fund with SPLOST VI proceeds. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said the grinder is needed to help prevent ongoing sewer issues that have taken place regularly at […]

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Wilkinson Sponsors FFA Resolution

50th District State Senator John Wilkinson sponsors a Senate Resolution recognizing the state’s Future Farmers of America. Wilkinson was the sponsor of Senate Resolution 136, which applauded FFA on its activities and declared February 24, 2015 as FFA Day at the Capitol. The Georgia FFA association is the third largest state FFA association in the country with 37,684 current members. […]

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Public Invited to Toccoa Talent Show This Month

An event later this month will benefit the Swift Multi-purpose Center in Stephens County. The center will host an All-Male Talent Show Competition on Saturday, March 14, starting at 5 p.m. Jeraldine Hayes is one of the organizers. She said they have a lot of different acts lined up to perform. “We are going to have professional judges,” said Hayes. […]

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Clarkesville Resident Receives State Appointment

A Habersham County residents receives a state appointment. Recently, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal appointed Mike Pryor of Clarkesville to the State Rehabilitation Council. Pryor is currently the director of Program Development for Goodwill Industries of North Georgia. He has previously served as president of the Georgia Rehabilitation Association. Pryor earned a bachelor’s degree from Western Carolina University and a master’s […]

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Leapers Take The Plunge for Reading in Stephens Co.

A handful of area residents take the plunge to benefit a local reading initiative. Saturday, the skies cleared after a wintry week and a handful of teams made the jump in the annual “Leap for Literacy” at the Georgia Baptist Conference Center in Toccoa. The “Leap for Literacy” is organized each year by Family Connections of Stephens County. That organization’s […]

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