Political Town Hall Tonight

Candidates in a number of local races will have the chance to speak to voters in a second political town hall forum that is scheduled for tonight. AM 630 WNEG and the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce will host the town hall at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. Appearing at the forum tonight will be the candidates for Post […]

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New Principal Named for SCHS

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Stephens County High School has its new principal in place for next year. Tuesday, the Stephens County Board of Education unanimously approved the hire of Scott Kersh. Kersh is currently an Assistant Principal at Habersham Central High School. School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said he is very excited to have Kersh join the team in Stephens County. “I think he has […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Moving Forward With SCHS Roof Work

The Stephens County Board of Education is moving forward with roof work at Stephens County High School. On Tuesday, the Stephens County Board of Education unanimously approved a bid for the work and also approved all of the necessary paperwork for the Stephens County Schools Building Authority to pursue bonds to help forward fund the project. The total bid approved […]

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Jarrell Comments on Arrest in Colbert Murder Case

Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said Tuesday he is happy to announce an arrest in the death of Tomas Colbert. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said that 35-year-old Marqkeela Lawain Hill of Douglasville, Georgia, has been arrested and charged with one count of murder in the death of Tomas Colbert back in February in Toccoa. GBI agents made the arrest […]

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Update on Tuesday Shooting in Habersham Co.

Media reports have identified the man accused of a fatal shooting in Habersham County on Tuesday. WSB-TV and other outlets have identified the man taken into custody as 56-year-old Tommy Savage of Cornelia. The shooting occurred during the early morning hours in the Cornelia area in the area of Garrison Road between Garner Road and Pea Ridge Road. Following the […]

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Indictment Filed in Alleged Racketeering, Theft Case

A local businessman faces more than 30 counts of various charges in connection to an investigation of alleged racketeering and theft activities at Sheriff’s Utility Buildings. The Stephens County grand jury has indicted 41-year-old Shane Steven Sheriff on a total of 35 counts. Charges include Theft By Deception, Forgery in the First Degree, Criminal Attempt to Commit a Felony, and […]

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Arrest Made in Colbert Murder Case

On Monday, April 18, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said that 35-year-old Marqkeela Lawain Hill of Douglasville, Georgia, was arrested on one count of murder in the death of Tomas Colbert. GBI agents made the arrest in Douglasville, Georgia Monday afternoon with the assistance of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, the agency said Tuesday. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and […]

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Suspect Arrested in Habersham Shooting

A suspect has been arrested in a shooting in Habersham County. The shooting occurred during the early morning hours in the Cornelia area in the area of Garrison Road between Garner Road and Pea Ridge Road. Following the report of the shooting, the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office began a search in that area that went door to door and also involved […]

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Hospital Authority Meets With County Commission

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Stephens County Hospital delivers its yearly report to the Stephens County Commission. On Monday, the Authority met with county commissioners to provide that yearly update on the state of the hospital. Administrator Lynne Anderson said the message she wanted to give to Stephens County Commissioners is that Stephens County Hospital had a good year and is trying to continue moving […]

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