Calmer Weather Day Today

The weather is much calmer this morning after a busy end to the week thanks to the winter storm that moved through the region before heading up the East Coast. Thursday night into Friday morning, downtown Toccoa received 1.46 inches of rain. Then during the day on Friday, that rain mixed with sleet during the daytime hours. Late in the […]

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Habersham Man Convicted of Murder

A Habersham County jury convicts a Cornelia man of murder and other charges in connection with a 2012 crime. Last week, 54-year-old William Douglas Downer of Cornelia was convicted of Felony Murder, Armed Robbery, Burglary, and Aggravated Assault in a Habersham County courtroom. Downer was convicted of murdering Michael Larry Hill on August 28, 2012. The trial, presided over by […]

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Winter Storm Warning In Effect

A winter storm warning remains in effect for Stephens County through 7 p.m. Saturday. That is as a storm moves through the region over the next several hours and into the evening and overnight hours as well. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency for 21 counties in Georgia due to the storm, including Stephens, Franklin, Habersham, […]

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Hartwell Spillway Gates Opened

Workers at the Hartwell Dam have opened the spillway gates on the dam to help lower the reservoir’s water level following significant rainfall today. The gates will remain open through the weekend. Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers say that water managers and Hartwell Dam officials opened the 12 spillway gates 1 foot. This allows up to 13,400 […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Elects Officers

At its meeting on Tuesday, the Stephens County Board of Education selected its Chair and Vice Chair for 2016. The board voted unanimously to keep Tony Crunkleton in the position of Chair and then also voted unanimously to keep David Fricks in the position of vice-chair. Also, the board voted to retain the same attorney for 2016. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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School System Discusses FY 2014, 2015 Audit Status

The Stephens County school system is still considering whether to bring in an outside firm to get caught up with its audits quicker. Tuesday, the Board of Education discussed the status of its Fiscal Year 2014 and Fiscal Year 2015 audits. Last month, the school board instructed Superintendent Bryan Dorsey to find out what other school systems similar to Stephens […]

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