Stephens Co. Fireworks Display Tonight

Stephens County will mark the Fourth of July with its annual community fireworks display tonight. The fireworks are scheduled for tonight at the Rose Lane Recreation Complex. Stephens County Recreation Department Director Richard Adams said the fireworks will start just after dark. “We would like to thank 1st Franklin Financial, who is sponsoring the fireworks for the community,” said Adams. […]

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Accident Friday Sends Four To Hospital

A two-vehicle accident Friday afternoon in Stephens County sends four people to the hospital. It occurred Friday afternoon at about 3:15 p.m. on Highway 106, near the intersection of Highway 106 and the Toccoa By-pass. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, a 2006 Dodge Stratus driven by 17-year-old Courtney Brown of Toccoa pulled out in front […]

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Two Hurt in Afternoon Accident

Two people are injured after an accident this afternoon in Stephens County. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says it occurred on Ridgeland Road and involved one vehicle. Shirley says the vehicle went off the road and struck a tree. Of the two injuries, Shirley says one was a child passenger that was entrapped in the vehicle. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Run-off Early Voting Starts Today

Early voting starts Monday in Stephens County and across Georgia in the primary election run-off. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said that early voting starts Monday at 8 a.m. downstairs in the Stephens County Government Building in downtown Toccoa. “We will go through 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday this week, because Friday is the Fourth of July and that is […]

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One End of Moore Circle to Close Starting July 7

Work on the new State Highway 17 in Stephens County will close one intersection along the construction route starting next week. The Georgia Department of Transportation said the Oggs Branch end of Moore Circle will be closed at its intersection with Highway 17 beginning a week from today, Monday, July 7. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope said crews have to […]

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DOT Announces Road Work For Week in NE Ga.

The DOT is announcing some road work for this week in Stephens and surrounding counties. In Stephens County, a crew will spray overgrown vegetation in the rights of way alongside State Route 63. Moving to Franklin County, a crew will mow the shoulders and slopes alongside State Route 326. The shoulder will be closed while all of that work takes […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Scheduled to Meet This Morning

The Stephens County Board of Education is holding another called meeting this morning. That meeting is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. at the Stephens County School System Administrative Offices on Mize Road. During the meeting, the Board of Education is scheduled to continue discussions on the Fiscal Year 2015 budget and millage rate. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Stephens Co. BOE Considering Millage Rate Hike, Work Day Reductions to Balance Budget

The Stephens County Board of Education appears to be looking at a combination of a millage rate increase and a reduction in work days to balance a multi-million dollar budget shortfall. Thursday, the Stephens County Board of Education met to discuss the Fiscal Year 2015 budget and millage rate. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said the school system appears […]

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