Next Step Appears To Be Wilbros Appeal Decision

Stephens County Attorney Brian Ranck said the oral argument phase of the Wilbros’ appeal case before the Office of State Administrative Hearings is complete. The hearing took place last Wednesday and concluded Wednesday afternoon after about three hours of arguments in front of Administrative Law Judge Ronit Walker. Ranck said the judge had a few questions on certain narrow issues, […]

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Nobody Hurt In Old Carnes Creek Rd. Fire

A Stephens County house suffers extensive fire and smoke damage after a blaze last week. Three Stephens County volunteer fire departments were called to the fire at a home on Old Carnes Creek Road Thursday afternoon at 4:12 p.m. Carnes Creek Volunteer Fire Department Chief Jody Marcus said his department responded, as did New Hope and Tates Creek Volunteer Fire […]

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Victoria’s Sweet Treats Holds Ribbon Cutting

A downtown bakery celebrates its new location. Thursday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Victoria’s Sweet Treats to celebrate its new location, which has been open now for a few months. Owner and Head Baker Tori Head said Victoria’s is a full-service bakery. “We cover everything, cookies, brownies, fried pies, custom cakes, wedding cakes, doughnuts […]

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ARC Sponsors Holiday Party

ARC of Stephens County held a Christmas party on Friday at the Family Life Center at Ebenezer Baptist Church. Robbie Nations is the President of ARC of Stephens County. She said that they hosted people from around the area on Friday. “Today, we are sponsoring a Christmas party for the Avita program and three more counties that are involved,” said […]

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Sheriff’s Office Gets GOHS Grant

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office will use a state grant to help with DUI education and enforcement. Recently, the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety awarded the Sheriff’s Office a grant of nearly $10,000. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says that part of the grant will allow his office to buy a golf cart, trailer, traffic cones, and DUI goggles. Shirley […]

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Busy Holiday Weekend Coming Up in Toccoa

A busy weekend of Christmas activities is set for downtown Toccoa this weekend. It starts tonight with Christmas Fest in downtown Toccoa. That runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said that there will be activities, entertainment, shopping, and more for people to enjoy. “We will have carriage rides, Santa’s express train, and a […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital Holds Love Light Program

A holiday tradition kicks off the month of December at Stephens County Hospital. Thursday night, the hospital held its 33rd annual Love Light Tree Lighting Ceremony. The event is organized by the Stephens County Hospital Auxiliary, which is part of the Stephens County Hospital Foundation. Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said the volunteers who help make up the Hospital […]

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McDonald’s Holds Ribbon Cutting

A local restaurant celebrates an addition to its service. McDonald’s of Toccoa held a Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting on Thursday to celebrate the recent opening of its second drive-thru ordering lane. Toccoa McDonald’s Owner Susan Nichols said having two points at which customers can order going through the drive-thru has worked very well so far. “The dual point […]

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