SCSO Does Narcotics K-9 Sweep at SCHS

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that the Sheriff’s Office did a narcotics K-9 sweep at Stephens County High School today. The sweep took place Wednesday morning. Shirley said the high school was placed on lockdown while the search of the school and vehicles for possible contraband took place. Shirley said it was done at the request of school officials […]

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Stephens Co. Passes Ordinance on Wireless Internet, Telecom Towers

Stephens County Commissioners approve an ordinance to deal with personal wireless service facilities and the towers that often accompany them. Tuesday, county commissioners approved the ordinance following a second reading and public hearing. Stephens County Attorney Brian Ranck said this particular ordinance will govern things like telecommunications towers, broadcast towers, cell towers, and wireless Internet towers. Ranck said the ordinance […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Tables 4-H Funding Request

Stephens County Commissioners do not take up a request for additional funding for the county’s 4-H program. During Tuesday’s meeting, the county commission was scheduled to consider a request from Stephens County Extension Agent Forrest Connelly for county commissioners to add $2,700 in annual funding for the Stephens County 4-H program to help make up for funding cut by the […]

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Campaign To Help School System Starting Up

An informational meeting today will look to bring members of the community together in an effort and campaign to raise support for the Stephens County school system in light of its current financial situation. The Learning Tree Academy has announced it is starting the “One Rope, One Hope” campaign. Logan Harris is one of the organizers. She said the goal […]

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TCC Purchases Mowers for Golf Course

Toccoa City Commissioners approve the purchase of equipment for the Pines golf course. Monday, the city commission unanimously approved the bid of Swinehart’s Power Equipment of Baldwin for two scag industrial mowers for the golf course. The total bid from Swinehart’s Power Equipment was $19,842. It was the lowest of three bids received for the mowers. Tait Lawn Products of […]

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City of Toccoa Recognizes Local Animal Advocate

The city of Toccoa honors a local resident for her work over the years with animals. Monday, the city commission read and presented a proclamation to Joan Allen. Allen has been involved with the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter, as well as previously being involved with the Humane Society and Hearts for Homeless Pets. Toccoa Vice-Mayor Evan Hellenga serves on the […]

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Stephens Co. Commission To Meet This Morning

Stephens County Commissioners are expected to consider a request for additional funding for the county’s 4-H program at their meeting this morning. County commissioners are scheduled to meet at 8:30 a.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. During today’s meeting, Stephens County Extension Agent Forrest Connelly is expected to request that county […]

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SCSO Using New K-9, “Kilo,” In Drug Enforcement

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is introducing a new deputy into its ranks of the four-legged variety. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that the Sheriff’s Office has added a new K-9 deputy, “Kilo,” to the ranks at the Sheriff’s Office. Shirley said the K-9 program was newly implemented last year. “We are getting him certified with our K-9 handler […]

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Police Blotter

A Tallulah Street resident reports a burglary to authorities. According to a report on file with the Toccoa Police Department, an officer responded to Tallulah Street on Friday. There, a resident told the officer that someone had taken her 32-inch flat screen TV, valued at $250, and her dog, described as a Pit bull. Elsewhere, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office […]

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