Mountain Ed Center Thanks Community Supporters

Mountain Education Charter High School takes time to thank the community. The charter high school in Toccoa held a community support reception at the school last week. Cindy Matthews is a graduation coach and teacher at the school. She said they just wanted to show those who have supported the school over the past year their appreciation. “Without business support, […]

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SCHS Cat Case Makes Way to County Commission Meeting

The teacher at the center of the Stephens County High School cat castration controversy receives a show of support from a number of residents at Tuesday’s Stephens County Commission meeting. The residents spoke to county commissioners during the public comment portion of the meeting about the case involving Stephens County High School teacher Daniel Hebert. Hebert castrated two cats in […]

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Arrest Made in String of Burglaries

A Toccoa man faces a host of charges in connection to multiple alleged burglaries around Stephens County. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said his office arrested 28-year-old Joshua Cole Harrison of Sunset Road in Toccoa last week. Shirley said Harrison is responsible for at least 13 residential burglaries in Stephens County. “He would remove the power meter from the home […]

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DOT, Law Enforcement Ready for Holiday Weekend

Local and state officials are getting ready for a busy Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Lots of drivers are expected to hit the road and Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope said that the DOT is doing what it can to make travel as smooth as possible. “Beginning (this) morning and lasting all the way through 10 p.m. Sunday, there will […]

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City, County Government Schedule Announced

Toccoa City Hall and Stephens County government offices have announced their schedules for the Thanksgiving holiday. Both are closed Thursday and Friday for the holiday. In the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recycling scheduled to be picked up on Thursday will be picked up on Monday. Routes for garbage and recycling scheduled to be picked up on Friday […]

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Toccoa Police Receive Counterfeit $$ Reports

The Toccoa Police Department is asking area businesses to be on the lookout for counterfeit money this holiday season. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that the police department has recently seen an uptick in the number of reports of the use or attempted use of counterfeit money. “The police department has been receiving calls about counterfeit $20’s, $5’s, $10’s, […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Meets Today

Stephens County Commissioners will meet for their second regularly scheduled meeting for the month of November today. The county commission meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. At 5:30 p.m., Stephens County Commissioners will begin with a work session to discuss items on the business meeting agenda for […]

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Stephens Co. Residents Go Through Econ Dev Training

A number of Stephens County leaders graduate from economic development training. The Board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development recently held its yearly Region 2 Multi-Day Training Program. Class participants represented a number of professional and non-professional economic development fields, including elected officials, public servants, business leaders, educators, and social service providers from 13 counties in Region 2 Georgia. […]

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