Sheriff’s Dept.’s Follow up on Burglary Investigation Leads to Drug Arrests

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley reports seven people were arrested on drug charges after investigators went to 317 Skyview Lane in Toccoa to follow up on an ongoing burglary investigation. Investigators arrived at the residence on May 11 and at that time, multiple subjects began running from open windows and doors in several different directions. Investigators chased the first suspect […]

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Northeast GA Animal Shelter to Reopen Today

After a two week quarantine due to parvo, the Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter will reopen to the public this week. Shelter Director Tammie Jordinias says they shelter can reopen starting today. “We have been under quarantine for 14 days because of a puppy that came in by animal control that seemed to be fine and then broke with parvo a couple […]

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Commerce Man Arrested for Multiple Charges

In Banks County, a Commerce man is behind bars on multiple charges. According to the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office, the arrest came on May 10 when multiple search warrants were served at various homes in Banks and Jackson counties. Spokesman Mitchell Posey tells WNEG News Banks County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a TPO violation at a home on McDonald […]

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TFC Awards Dr. Garside with Vulcan Materials Teaching Excellence Award

Toccoa Falls College announces Dr. Dale C. Garside as the 2017 Recipient of the Vulcan Materials Teaching Excellence Award. Garside has graduate degrees in French and Spanish, is fluent in five languages and has decades of overseas experience in cross-cultural contexts. He has also written comprehensive two-year textbooks for beginning and intermediate French and Spanish as well as course materials […]

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GA Dept. of Early Care & Learning to Provide Free Meals to Students over Summer

The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning is providing free meals for children 18 and under throughout the summer. The service is provided through the Summer Food Service Program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Director of Nutrition Services for the Department of Early Learning and Care Falita Flowers said that the program provides free meals […]

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Stephens Co. BOE to meet Tonight

The Stephens County Board of Education will hold its regularly scheduled meeting this evening at 5:30 p.m. On the agenda is a fiscal year 18 budget hearing, a graduation update, a financial report for the April budget and SPLOST activity, approval of school codes of conduct and the nutrition program. The meeting is located at the district office and is […]

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