SCSO Arrests Two After Searching Long Circle Residence

Two people face drug charges after Stephens County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a Toccoa residence last weekend. This week, Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said his office has arrested 18-year-old Whitleigh Sharee Swinton of Toccoa and taken warrants against 27-year-old Jamal Marcus Brown of Toccoa in connection to the incident. Swinton is charged with Trafficking Cocaine and Felony Possession […]

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Investigation Into Clarkesville Square Fire Ongoing

Investigators have still not figured out what caused last week’s major fire on the Square in downtown Clarkesville. The fire took place during the overnight hours of Wednesday into Thursday last week, causing heavy damage to a number of buildings. State investigators were on the scene last week collecting samples to send off for further analysis. Georgia Insurance and Safety […]

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Toccoa PD Arrests Two After Traffic Stop

Two Franklin County men face drug charges in Stephens County after a traffic stop last week. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that Officer Erick Carter stopped a 1997 Honda Accord on Currahee Street near its intersection with Big A Road last Friday evening. Jarrell said the traffic stop resulted in the arrest of 36-year-old Christopher M. Carson of Lavonia […]

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Local Company’s Supervisors Recognized

Employees of a local construction management company receive recognition in their field. Toccoa’s Bowen and Watson recently had five of its supervisors receive the prestigious Ron Amerson Supervisors’ Safety Award from the statewide chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America, Inc. They were Neal Williams, James Griffin, Henry Holland, Jose Gonzales, and James Savage. The Ron Amerson Supervisors’ Safety […]

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Stephens Co. Forms Planning Commission

With a land use ordinance taking effect, Stephens County will also now have a Planning Commission to help deal with that ordinance. Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners unanimously voted to appoint five people to the Planning Commission. Those people are Mark Wilkinson, Mark Smith, James Addison, Myron McClain, and Joe Moore. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that each county commissioner […]

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