Stephens Co. Registrar Resigns

Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley has resigned. She made that decision Thursday morning, according to county officials. It was immediate. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that she had not received an official resignation letter as of Thursday afternoon, but was expecting one to be forthcoming. Ayers said that the county is moving forward to get Kelley’s responsibilities covered with a […]

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SCSO Deputy OK After Being Hit By Car Wednesday

A Stephens County Sheriff’s Office deputy is doing well after an accident on Wednesday. Sheriff Randy Shirley said it happened when his office responded to a call on Wednesday evening. “They received a 911 call to go to a residence on Whisnant Street regarding a domestic dispute,” said Shirley. “Upon arrival, there was a physical altercation between a husband and […]

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Ga. Secretary of State Investigating Merger of Stephens Co. Probate, Registrar’s Offices

The Georgia Secretary of State’s Office is looking into the decision earlier this year by Stephens County to combine its Registrar’s Office with the Probate Judge’s office. On Wednesday, the Secretary of State’s Office confirmed that it currently had an open investigation into Stephens County over the matter. According to the initial incident report provided by the Secretary of State’s […]

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Work Resumes On Downtown Building

A local building owner has resumed work on his building. The Toccoa Planning Office said that it has granted a building permit for work on the inside of the former Green’s Department Store at 26 Doyle Street. In addition, painting has taken place on the front of the building. That building, owned by Robert Crumley, had received a cease and […]

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Concert to Benefit Humane Shelter

A concert coming up next month will help raise money for the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter. The animal shelter is presenting an Elvis Tribute Artist Concert on September 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Stephens County High School’s Tugaloo Center for the Performing Arts in Toccoa. This concert will star Cody Ray Slaughter with the David Fontana Band. Peggy Chambers with […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Approve Bids for Road Work

Stephens County is ready to move forward with miles of street re-surfacing. On Tuesday, the Stephens County Commission unanimously voted to award two bids for street re-surfacing to C.W. Matthews, Inc. One bid is for $1,575,608.61 and includes just over 20 miles in roads, while the other bid is for $172,257.20 for the re-surfacing of Memorial Drive between the Toccoa […]

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