Stephens Co. Names STAR Student, Teacher

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Stephens County finds out its STAR Student. Casey Dale Ramsey, a senior at Stephens County High School, is the 2016 STAR Student for the Stephens County School System. That was announced this week by the local STAR program sponsor, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce. Ramsey is the son of Ms. Lisa Ramsey. He said he was surprised to receive […]

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Stephens Co. Still Looking At Sign Ordinance

Stephens County Commissioners are going to get with another group to work on a possible sign ordinance for the county. Earlier this month, county commissioners began looking at sign ordinances in other counties with the thought of putting together a sign ordinance for Stephens County. Discussions on the issue continued at Tuesday’s Stephens County Commission meeting. County officials said that […]

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Toccoa Annexes Two Properties

Toccoa City Commissioners accept annexation requests for two properties to enter the city limits. Tuesday, city commissioners unanimously approved annexation requests for 102 Cherry Street and 21 Midget Drive. Both requests were recommended for approval by the Toccoa Planning Commission. At 21 Midget Drive, developers say they plan to open a micro distillery. As a result, city commissioners zoned the […]

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Royston Stolen Car Investigation Continues

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Royston Police Department continues its search for the suspects who stole two cars from Tri-County Chevrolet. A 1956 classic Chevy Bel-Air and a 2015 Dodge Challenger were stolen from Tri-County over the New Year’s weekend. Royston investigators, with the help of the Hart County Sheriff’s Office, located the cars late last week hidden […]

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Stephens Co. Adopts Changes to Nuisance Ordinance

Stephens County approves changes to the county’s nuisance ordinance to help enforce policies already in place at the county’s convenience sites. On Tuesday, the county commission approved the changes to the nuisance ordinance unanimously following a second public hearing and reading. According to Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers, the changes to the nuisance ordinance have to do with putting more […]

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TCC, DDA Meet for Joint Work Session

The city of Toccoa’s facade grant program is one of the main points of discussion at a work session between Toccoa City Commissioners and the city’s Downtown Development Authority. That work session took place Tuesday. Recently, the Toccoa DDA approved a series of changes to the city’s facade grant program policies. The facade grant program provides funding to assist Main […]

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SCSO Tracks Suspect In Snow to Make Arrest

A Stephens County man is under arrest, charged in a weekend burglary. The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office says that it arrested 25-year-old Devon Holder of Abbey Lane in Toccoa and charged him with one count of First Degree Burglary. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that it stems from a reported burglary early on Saturday on North Abbey Lane Court. […]

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