Police Blotter

The Toccoa Police Department is investigating two alleged robberies that were reported to have happened on the same day. First, police responded to a South Broad Street store on March 21 where a man told an officer that another individual had choked him and stolen $200 out of his pocket. On the same date, March 21, a woman went to […]

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Two Airlifted; More Injured After Sunday Accident

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that two people were airlifted after an accident on the Toccoa By-pass Sunday. The accident happened around noon on Sunday at the intersection of the By-pass and Memorial Drive. It involved a truck as well as a van from Martin Baptist Church. Shirley said that one person was airlifted to Northeast Georgia Medical Center and […]

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First EES Public Hearing Taking Place Tonight

The first public hearing regarding the proposed closing of Eastanollee Elementary School is set for tonight (Mar. 30). Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said that tonight’s public hearing will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. at the Tugaloo Center for the Performing Arts at Stephens County High School. “We will start with calling the meeting to order and approving the […]

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Corps Opening Hartwell Lake Campgrounds April 1

The Savannah District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will open a number of campgrounds and day use areas on Lake Hartwell on April 1 for the 2015 recreation season. Those include Crescent Group Campground in Anderson County, South Carolina; Springfield Campground in Anderson County, South Carolina; Twin Lakes Campground in Pickens County, South Carolina; Watsadler Campground […]

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Stephens Co. Unemployment Figures Out for February

Unemployment figures for the month of February show very little change in Stephens County from January. According to figures released this week by the Georgia Department of Labor, Stephens County had a preliminary unemployment rate in February of 7.1 percent. That is slightly up from January’s revised rate of 7.0 percent, but down from the February 2014 revised rate of […]

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