Stephens Co. Commission Passes Burn Ban Resolution

Stephens County Commissioners institute a ban on outdoor burning in the county until further notice. At a called meeting on Wednesday, the Stephens County Commission unanimously approved the burn ban resolution. Reading the resolution aloud, Stephens County Commission Chairman Dennis Bell said that the ban applies to all outdoor burning. “This ban applies to all outdoor open flames of any […]

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Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest

A Stephens County man is facing charges after a traffic stop last week. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, it started when one of his deputies was on routine patrol last Friday night. Shirley said the deputy was on Brookhaven Circle when he noticed a suspicious vehicle parked on the side of the road. He went on to say […]

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Collins Gets House Leadership Post

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins is now one of the highest ranking House Republicans in Washington, D.C. Tuesday, Collins was elected to serve as Vice Chair on the House Republican Conference in the 115th Congress. The House Republican Conference is the party caucus for Republicans in the United States House of Representatives. It hosts meetings and is the primary […]

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Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner Set for Sunday

An annual pre-Thanksgiving tradition returns this weekend to Toccoa. The men of Friendship Baptist Church will sponsor the 21st annual Sandra Harbin Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner this coming Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Toccoa-Stephens County Boys and Girls Club on Whitman Street in Toccoa. Randolph Sherman is one of the organizers of the event each year. He said that the dinner […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Approves Bids

The Stephens County Board of Education approves bids on a project and a needed piece of equipment. On Tuesday, school board members unanimously approved bids for both a project to build steps, a hand railing, and handicap ramp for the entrance to the Currahee Arena from the student parking lot at Stephens County High School, as well as for a […]

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Film Crew Takes Over Downtown Areas

Downtown Toccoa felt a lot like Hollywood on Wednesday. That’s as crews in town shooting a movie set up shop at several downtown locations throughout the day on Wednesday. Those locations included the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce offices, the historic Stephens County Courthouse, and the Ritz Theatre at the Schaefer Center. The movie being filmed in Toccoa is called […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Approves E-SPLOST Resolution

The Stephens County Board of Education signs off on a resolution to call for a vote on renewing the one-cent E-SPLOST. On Tuesday, the school board unanimously approved an E-SPLOST resolution. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said with the resolution having passed, the process now begins of doing everything necessary to hold a special election next year for the […]

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Toccoa Police Arrest Three on Drug Charges

Three people face charges after a call to police leads to a search warrant at a Toccoa residence. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell says officers were called to an Argo Street residence just before 3:30 a.m. Monday about a fight in progress. According to Jarrell, that led to a search warrant at the residence. “A search of the residence resulted […]

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