Leap for Literacy Set for February 22

Stephens County will take the leap for literacy once again next month. The 8th annual Leap for Literacy will take place February 22 at the Georgia Baptist Conference Center. Stephens Education Literacy Foundation Executive Director Ellen Alligood said on that day, individuals will take the plunge to help encourage and raise money for reading and literacy programs in the county. […]

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Stephens Co. Announces STAR Student, Teacher

Stephens County names its STAR student and teacher for 2014. This week, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce announced that Connor Roberts is the STAR Student for the Stephens County School System. Connor is the son of Barry and Lynn Roberts of Toccoa. He selected Mrs. Tamara Cash as his STAR Teacher. Mrs. Cash taught Connor in Math I in […]

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Multiple Drug Arrests Announced

Local law enforcement agencies are announcing a number of arrests on drug charges. First on January 19, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, working with the Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Team and Toccoa Police, served a search warrant at a residence on Rebekah   Drive in Toccoa. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that authorities found a number of things when […]

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Toccoa Police Release 2013 Numbers

The Toccoa Police Department is reporting a significant rise in the number of drug arrests and drug investigations in the city in 2013. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell recently released the 2013 year-end statistics for the police department. Those numbers show that in 2013, the Toccoa Police Department made 117 drug arrests and conducted 113 drug investigations. That is compared […]

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Stephens Co. Special Election Qualifying Starts Today

After inclement weather closed county government offices Wednesday, candidate qualifying should start today for the special election to fill the unexpired term of the late Harold Andrews on the Stephens County Commission. Interested candidates will be able to qualify at the Stephens County Registrar’s Office starting at 9 a.m. today. The Stephens County Registrar’s Office is located downstairs in the […]

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DOT Tells Motorists to Watch Out for Black Ice

The Georgia Department of Transportation is warning drivers to be on the lookout for black ice this morning in northeast Georgia. DOT crews are working throughout Northeast Georgia, monitoring conditions and checking bridges, shady areas and the higher elevations for icing in the 21 counties service area. Northeast Georgia DOT District Engineer Bayne Smith said that at least one crew […]

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Snow, Ice Causing Problems on Roads

The snow is no longer falling, but the aftermath remains. Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope said that the agency’s road crews are running into problems not just in northeast Georgia, but statewide. “There are still very hazardous conditions from northeast Georgia to Savannah,” said Pope.  “The best place to stay is where you are.” Stephens County officials also […]

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Wilbros Appeal of EPD Order Filed

The Georgia Office of State Administrative Hearings will handle the appeal filed by Wilbros against the administrative order issued last week by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. The EPD said it has received an official petition appealing the order the agency issued last week to revoke the Rose Lane facility’s environmental permits and close the plant. In the appeal filed […]

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Art Exhibit Opens in Toccoa

Toccoa cuts the ribbon on a visit from a traveling art exhibit. The “Inspired Georgia” exhibit was unveiled Tuesday in an opening ceremony at the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room in the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa. Main Street Toccoa, the Currahee Artists’ Guild, and the Stephens County Historical Society are teaming up to host the exhibit from the Georgia […]

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