FDIC Issues Bank Deposit Report

A look at Stephens County federally insured bank deposits indicates a decline over the last year. Each year, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, or FDIC, releases its survey of deposits in local banks. The 2012 total deposits for Stephens County are $330,011,000. That is a decrease from the 2011 total of $332,774,000. In 2010, the total deposits for Stephens County […]

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Toccoa Work Session Today

Toccoa City Commissioners will meet later today for a work session. The city commission is set to meet at 2 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall to discuss a number of topics. Those topics include the outside water rate, utilities delinquency policy, business license ordinance, and compressed natural gas test. The work session today is open to the public.

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Kiwanis Club Anniversary Celebration Today

The Toccoa Kiwanis Club will celebrate its 90th anniversary with a program later today. The Kiwanis Club will hold that celebration today from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Mitchell Allen Room in the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa. Kiwanis is an International Service Organization serving the children of the world. The local chapter in Toccoa was established […]

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GDOT Announces Promotion for White Co. Woman

Georgia Department of Transportation District Engineer Bayne Smith has announced Lisa Deaton of White County is now the District Maintenance Contracts Engineer for the 21 counties in Northeast Georgia’s District One. Deaton has worked with DOT since 1987. She started her career as a clerk and worked her way up in the Department. In that position, she is responsible for […]

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Militia Plot Trial Date Set for Feb. 2013

The two remaining Northeast Georgia men charged in an alleged plot to attack the U.S. government are scheduled to go to trial early next year. According to a document filed in U.S. District Court in Gainesville Wednesday, Samuel J. Crump and Ray H. Adams, both of Toccoa, are scheduled to go to trial in federal court in Gainesville on Monday, […]

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Sims Sentenced for Murder Conviction

A Toccoa man convicted of felony murder and other charges receives a life sentence with the chance of parole. Steve A. Sims, Jr. of Toccoa was sentenced Thursday in Mountain Judicial Circuit Superior Court in Toccoa. Sims, Jr. was convicted last month on charges of felony murder, voluntary manslaughter, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of […]

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Unemployment Down in September in Stephens Co.

New unemployment numbers show further decline in the Stephens County unemployment rate. According to the September figures released by the Georgia Department of Labor this week, the preliminary unemployment rate in September for Stephens County was 8.5 percent. That is six-tenths of a percent down from the county’s revised August unemployment rate of 9.1 percent. In addition, Stephens County’s total […]

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