Stephens County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Getting Body Cameras

Stephens County Sheriff’s Office deputies are receiving a new piece of equipment. Recently, the Sheriff’s Office issued all patrol deputies body cameras. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said deputies will use the equipment to record contacts between themselves and the public. “It will be activated during all calls for service as well as contacts initiated by deputies, such as traffic […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Meeting Later Today

The Stephens County Board of Education is expected to consider two budget related resolutions at its meeting later today. Today’s regular monthly meeting of the Board of Education starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Stephens County School System Administrative Offices on Mize Road. During the meeting, the school board is expected to consider both a July spending resolution and a […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Schedules Called Meeting

Stephens County Commissioners are holding a special called meeting later today. The county commission is set to meet at 5:30 p.m. in the historic Stephens County Courthouse. During the meeting, the board is expected to consider a motion to enter into an agreement with a broker for health insurance. The topic of health insurance came up during last week’s regular […]

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Toccoa Commission To Meet Today

Toccoa City Commissioners will meet later today for their second meeting in the month of June. The city commission has moved up by a week its second monthly meeting. City commissioners will meet today at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. Topping the agenda for today’s meeting are pool-related topics. First, the city commission is expected to open bids for […]

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Ga. DOT Announces Road Work

The Georgia Department of Transportation is performing routine maintenance in Stephens and surrounding counties this week. In Stephens County, the DOT said a crew will trim tall grass growing around the guardrail on State Route 17 Alternate. The shoulder will be closed as that work occurs. Moving to Franklin County, a DOT crew will mow shoulders alongside State Routes 327, […]

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Boil Water Advisory Lifted

A boil water advisory has been lifted for an area of Toccoa affected by a fire hydrant replacement Thursday. The advisory started Thursday morning for an area located between the intersections of Tugalo Street and Prather Bridge Road and Orr Street and Prather Bridge Road. The city lifted the advisory at about 9:30 a.m. Saturday. The city said it notified the […]

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Stephens BOE Hears Second Solar Panel Request

The Stephens County Board of Education turns down another request involving the placement of solar panels at Stephens County High School. Last month, the school board 4 to 3 to not allow the installation of solar panels on the roof at Stephens County High School. A company called United Renewable Energy of Alpharetta had made the request of the school […]

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Center for Natural Health and Optimal Wellness Opens

A local doctor opens a new practice in Toccoa. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Thursday to celebrate the opening of the Center for Natural Health and Optimal Wellness. Dr. Paul Dabney operates the center. He said he practices integrative medicine with his patients. “What I do is actually try to educate the patient, educate […]

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