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Toccoa Police Asking for Public’s Help in Two Cases

November 14, 2012
Toccoa Police Asking for Public’s Help in Two Cases

The Toccoa Police Department is asking the community to be on the lookout in regards to a couple of recent cases. First, police said that they are searching for 39-year-old Daniel Lee Simmons of Toccoa. Toccoa Police Department Interim Chief Tim Jarrell said that Simmons is a white male whose last known address was...

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Stephens Co. Commission Approves Gift Cards, Bonuses for Employees

November 14, 2012

Stephens County Commissioners approve Thanksgiving gift cards and Christmas year-end bonuses for county employees. Tuesday, the county commission voted unanimously to provide a $30 gift card for county employees at Thanksgiving, as well as year-end bonuses for county employees of $100 for full-time employees and $50 for part-time employees. Stephens County Commission Chairman Dean...

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School System Annual Report Forum Held

November 14, 2012

Local leaders hear the annual report from the Stephens County School System. Tuesday, Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten presented the School System’s annual report at the Gate Cottage on the Campus of Toccoa Falls College. The event is sponsored by the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce’s Education Committee and took place in conjunction...

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Police Blotter

November 14, 2012

A Whispering Pines Road resident has told the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office that a theft occurred at his home. According to the report on file with the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, the man told a deputy on November 7 that a 5 x 8 utility trailer valued at $600 had been stolen from his...

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Toccoa Changes Utility Delinquency Policy

November 13, 2012

The Toccoa City Commission approves changes to the city’s utility delinquency policy. During Monday’s meeting, commissioners voted on changes to the policy. The initial policy presented Monday for a vote would have given a customer only 15 days to pay from the billing date before being late and 30 days to pay before the...

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Stephens Co. Commission To Meet Today

November 13, 2012

Stephens County Commissioners will meet later today for a regularly scheduled meeting and work session. The county commission will meet beginning at 5 p.m. today at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Commissioners will meet first at 5 p.m. for a work session on the agenda items. Immediately following the work session,...

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BEESMART Winners Announced

November 13, 2012

A team representing a local church comes out on top in this year’s BEESMART spelling and trivia bee. The St. Matthias Saints, representing St. Matthias Episcopal Church of Toccoa, took this year’s competition, which was held last Thursday at Stephens County High School. The St. Matthias team of Rebecca Howard, Fairlight Wright, and Gary...

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SCSO Announces Drug Arrests

November 13, 2012

Two people face drug charges after authorities served a search warrant last week. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, agents from the Mountain Judicial Circuit NCIS Drug Team, Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, and the Georgia State Patrol executed a search warrant last Wednesday afternoon and arrested both 39-year-old Marty Ray Bolman of Toccoa...

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Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner, Concert Sunday

November 13, 2012

An annual Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner takes place this weekend in Toccoa. The annual Sandra Wheeler Harbin Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner takes place Sunday at the Toccoa-Stephens County Boys and Girls Club on Whitman Street in Toccoa. The dinner starts at 1 p.m. and is open to seniors age 55 and older. Randolph Sherman is an organizer of...

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Ga. DOT Announces Road Work For This Week

November 13, 2012

The Georgia Department of Transportation is announcing more road work for the remainder of this week. In Stephens County, the DOT has scheduled a crew to conduct shoulder repairs on State Route 184. In Habersham County, the DOT will repair shoulders on State Route 255 Alternate and State Route 105, which may require lane...

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