Man Charged Under Gang Statute in Toccoa

A Toccoa man faces drug and other charges after a search warrant and investigation in Toccoa. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, suspicion of drug activity that police uncovered through another investigation the department was working led officers to a Poplar Street residence. Jarrell said that on February 9, police executed a search warrant at the home on the […]

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Fire Station Buildings Almost Complete

Work is almost done on three new fire station buildings in Stephens County to increase coverage. Stephens County is using SPLOST VI money to build stations on North Holcomb Drive and Red Bluff Road to provide more coverage to the Big Smith Fire Department, and Black Mountain Road to provide more coverage to the Shiloh Fire Department. County Administrator Phyllis […]

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New Equipment Helping Extend Road Life

Stephens County is using a new piece of equipment to help extend the life of its roadways where possible. Last month, the county announced that it had received and started to use its new crack sealing machine. Road Department crews started using the machine on Dick’s Hill Parkway first. According to County Administrator Phyllis Ayers, the machine has worked very […]

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Francine Reed Concert Tonight in Toccoa

A Georgia Music Hall of Fame singer will appear in Toccoa tonight. Francine Reed will perform at the Schaefer Center this evening in downtown Toccoa. Reed’s concert marks the final event in the city’s month long “Flames Fest” event that has paid honor and tribute to the Famous Flames. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said that the city […]

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Inmate Death Investigation Ongoing

The GBI said Wednesday the investigation into an inmate death at the Stephens County Jail last week is ongoing. While conducting a cell check last Friday afternoon, Stephens County jailers found 24-year-old inmate Barry J. Mullinax, of the Liberty/Easley, South Carolina area unresponsive in a single person cell. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said Mullinax was found with a piece […]

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Windstream CEO Responds to Collins

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Windstream CEO Tony Thomas said his company is working throughout North and Northeast Georgia to upgrade its Internet and telephone services. Thomas responded Monday to a call from U.S. Congressman Doug Collins to provide specific documentation on what the telecommunications company is doing to improve its products and services to customers in his Ninth […]

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FINAL UNOFFICIAL STEPHENS CO. ELECTION RESULTS

Stephens County voters mirror the state of Georgia in the Presidential Preference Primary. Tuesday, voters in Stephens County chose Donald Trump as the Republican nominee and Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee in Tuesday’s Georgia presidential primary. On the Republican side in Stephens County, Trump received 1726 votes, or 41.46 percent of the vote. Finishing second in Stephens County among […]

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NGTC Clarkesville Campus Re-Opening Today

North Georgia Technical College is reporting that its Clarkesville campus will be back open today on a regular schedule. That is after classes were cancelled there Tuesday due to a water line break and a lack of water on campus. School officials did say that North Georgia Tech’s Clarkesville campus has had water restored, though it is under a boil […]

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