One Arrested in Alleged Burglary

A Toccoa man is facing a burglary charge after allegedly being caught in the act. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that his office responded to a residence on Buena Vista Drive in Eastanollee Sunday afternoon in reference to a reported burglary in progress. Shirley said that when deputies arrived, they observed a male exiting the residence with a white […]

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Franklin Co. Voters Heading to Polls

Voters are also heading to the polls in Franklin County. Two Franklin County Commission seats, District 3 and District 4, are being contested. For District 3, incumbent county commissioner Jeff Jacques is being challenged by Perry Hart. In the District 4 County Commission race, incumbent county commissioner the Rev. Clint Harper is facing challenger Eddie Wester. All candidates running for […]

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Currahee Beautification Project Work Continues

Progress continues on the Currahee Beautification Project in Toccoa. Vice-Mayor Terry Carter updated city commissioners on a number of different projects related to that effort at last Tuesday’s city commission meeting. Carter said that the city and private entities are working together on a number of different fronts. “Chip Wright met with the Acree Oil folks and presented them with […]

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SCSO Gearing Up for Summer HEAT

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is gearing up for a busy summer on the roadways. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says his office is participating in this year’s “100 Days of Summer H.E.A.T.” campaign in conjunction with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. “H.E.A.T.” stands for Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic and this year’s campaign gets underway this week in […]

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Steve Stovall Foundation Awards Scholarships

A number of Stephens County High School band students will head to camp this summer after receiving a scholarship. The Steve Stovall Music Scholarship Foundation presented scholarships to a number of students at the Stephens County High School Band’s annual Spring Concert last Thursday in the Tugaloo Center for the Performing Arts. Steve Stovall Music Scholarship Foundation Chairman Brent Stovall […]

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Stephens Co. Holds Relay for Life

Stephens County gathers to fight cancer in downtown Toccoa. The annual Relay for Life took place Friday night in downtown Toccoa. Teams representing businesses, schools, and organizations throughout the county gathered on downtown to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Relay included food, games, and entertainment, along with the annual Luminaires’ ceremony and Survivor lap. Stephens County Honorary Relay […]

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Primary Tuesday; No Voting Today

Just a reminder, there is no voting today for Tuesday’s primary election in Stephens County. The last day to vote early at the Government Building or request a mail-in, paper absentee ballot was on Friday. Those who did not vote early or request a paper ballot will have to wait until Tuesday to vote in the primary. All voting on […]

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