Fire Guts Stephens Co. Industrial Building

The investigation is getting underway to try to find out what caused a fire that destroyed a Stephens County industrial building on Saturday. The fire took place at Heavywood Furniture on Industrial Boulevard. Carnes Creek Volunteer Fire Chief Jody Marcus said crews responded during the 10 a.m. hour on Saturday. “We initially had reports of smoke in the area,” said […]

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Man Arrested for Virginia Drive Armed Robbery

An Eastanollee man is charged with armed robbery after an incident last month in Stephens County. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said it started when deputies received a call about a reported armed robbery during the early morning hours of May 25 at a Virginia Drive residence. “The suspect broke into the house and had a laser attached to the […]

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KTSCB Hands Out Cleanup Challenge Awards

Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful is announcing the winners for this year’s Cleanup Challenge in Stephens County. The annual Great American Cleanup Challenge event took place earlier this year. KTSCB handed out awards to the winners at an event last Thursday in the Stephens County Courthouse Annex in Toccoa. The Lake Harbor Shores team won this year’s Cleanup Challenge. Finishing second […]

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Get Fit Adventure Boot Camp Celebrates New Location

A local personal trainer celebrates his new location. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday for Get Fit Adventure Boot Camp to celebrate the opening of its new location on Skyline Drive. James Johnson owns Get Fit Adventure Boot Camp. He said he handles personal training needs. “We (work on) building muscle, weight loss, getting […]

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Boater Education Course Soon To Be Mandatory

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is reminding boaters that beginning on July 1, completion of a boater education course will become mandatory for all vessel operators born on or after January 1, 1998. DNR officials said the new requirement states that any persons born on or after January 1, 1998 that operate any motorized vessel on the waters of […]

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Local Officials React To Sewer Grant Announcement

Local leaders are reacting after Toccoa and Stephens County receive a federal grant for sewer expansion. Wednesday afternoon, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced that the Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration will give $1.42 million to Toccoa and Stephens County for water and sewer system improvements along the Toccoa By-pass. Specifically, the grant is funding expansion of the city’s […]

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Stephens Co. Employee Health Insurance Changing

Stephens County employees will see a change in their health insurance policies starting next month. At a called meeting on Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners unanimously approved using MSI Benefits as the county’s broker for health insurance. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that the county decided to use a broker after seeing steep proposed increases in health insurance costs for […]

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