BREAKING NEWS: Three suspects have been captured after stealing two vehicles Sunday

The three suspects wanted in connection to stealing two vehicles have been captured. That’s according to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley. On Sunday, three men entered an unlocked vehicle on Rock Creek Road and took items from the vehicle. According to reports, the homeowner had a security system that included an outside video surveillance system; however, at the time of […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Escaped jail inmate captured

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley has announced that the jail inmate who escaped on Wednesday has been captured. According to Shirley, the arrest happened just after midnight Thursday, while units of the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office were surveilling the last known address of 24-year-old Calvin McCoy on Memorial Drive. McCoy was believed to be in the vicinity of the residence. […]

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Lerma’s design concept selected for Ritz Theatre’s T-shirt contest

A Stephens County High School junior’s design concept has been selected to be featured on a limited-edition t-shirt celebrating the Historic Ritz Theatre’s 80th anniversary. On Wednesday, Friends of the Ritz, Incorporated board member Marie Cochran made the announcement that Arly Lerma’s design concept, incorporating The Wizard of Oz and the Ritz into one design. Cochran said selecting a design […]

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TCC awards bid for Alum Lagoon Dredging project

The Toccoa City Commission awarded a bid to Evans-based Press Rentals for the Alum Lagoon Dredging Project. According to Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse, the city received bids from four companies. “Both Alum storage Lagoons at the water plant are in need of dredging. We requested bids from six companies, and received four,” Morse said. “The low bidder at $69,450 […]

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SCSO continues search for jail escapee

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office continues its search for an escaped inmate from Stephens County Jail. They are using the assistance of canines and a helicopter to locate the fugitive. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, 24-year-old Calvin McCoy escaped from the Stephens County Jail late Wednesday morning. “The kitchen inmate workers were unloading food from a delivery truck […]

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BREAKING NEWS: SCSO advises residents to call 911 if they encounter escapee

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office continues its search for an escaped inmate from Stephens County Jail. They are using the assistance of canines and a helicopter to locate the fugitive. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, 24-year-old Calvin McCoy escaped from the Stephens County Jail late this morning. At this time, Shirley is advising residents to keep their doors […]

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Toccoa Mayor says planning meetings were productive

The Toccoa City Commission met with the Downtown Development Authority and the city’s department heads on Monday, for its annual Planning Meetings. According to Toccoa Mayor Terry Carter, the meetings were productive. He says that during the Downtown Development Authority meeting with the City Commission, the authority talked about several of its goals for downtown Toccoa. “We began the morning, […]

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