Fatal Fire Friday in Banks Co.

An elderly Carnesville man is dead after his home caught fire overnight. It happened at about 4:30 a.m. today on Fulbright Road in Banks County near the intersection of Highways 63 and 198. Banks County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Sergeant Carissa McFaddin says that 68-year-old William Macklin Waters was the victim of the single wide mobile home fire. McFaddin says Waters […]

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Clerk of Court Issues Scam Alert

The Stephens County Clerk of Court’s Office is asking residents to watch out for a scam that is making the rounds and has now arrived in Stephens County. Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick says he received the first report of the scam in Stephens County earlier this week. Quick said the scam involves someone calling and pretending to […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital Announces Christmas Card Winner

Stephens County Hospital announces the winner of its annual Christmas Card contest. Thursday, Hospital officials traveled to Eastanollee Elementary Contest to announce that Abby Burkhart won this year’s contest. Abby is a 5th grader at Eastanollee Elementary. “I just drew a night on Christmas Eve where Santa Claus is going through the night,” she said. The picture includes presents and […]

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Cat Castration Case Headed to Magistrate Court

The Stephens County High School cat castration case will be heard in Magistrate Court. Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said that animal control has completed its investigation into the incident and made a decision on how to proceed. “I cannot go into specifics of the case, other than to say that we have investigated it,” said Roberts. “We […]

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Chamber President Search Continues

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce’s search for a new Chamber President could be nearing an end. Chamber Board Chair Greg Roach said that the board plans to hold a called meeting on Monday regarding the search. Roach said the plan is for a vote to take place on Monday by the Chamber Board to extend an offer to a […]

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