Eastanollee couple arrested for trafficking meth

An Eastanollee couple has been arrested after investigators with the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office found drugs at their residence on Turner Circle. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, on April 13, investigators with his office were called out to a theft on Wolfpit Road in Eastanollee. Once on scene, investigators were shown surveillance footage that showed a female subject, […]

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Stephens County to decide next step following FCC’s approval

The Stephens County Board of Commissioners will be deciding the next steps to take in countering an appeal to overturn recent approval by the FCC. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved Stephens County’s request to lift its Orphan County Status earlier this month; however, in January, the county received notice that the Carolinas stations had filed an appeal against Stephens […]

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Post-Legislative Coffee slated for Monday, April 22

Newly elected State House Representative for District 28 Chris Erwin will join State Senator John Wilkinson for the post-legislative coffee in Toccoa on Monday. Both Wilkinson and Erwin will review the issues that were addressed during this past legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly. Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce President Julie Paysen says the event is a way for […]

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Stephens County 4-H’ers take home 35 awards at district competition

A group of Stephens County Cloverleaf 4-H’ers recently took home 35 awards during the 4-H District Project Achievement event in South Jackson. There were 11 counties represented, and 320 competitors during the district-wide competition. Stephens County 4-H Agent Susan Yearwood says this year, Stephens County had 55 4-H’ers participating at Cloverleaf District Project Achievement, and the Stephens County 4-H delegation […]

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Stolen truck recovered damaged, inoperable

Toccoa police continue their investigation in a recent Grand Theft Auto case. According to Toccoa Police Chief Jimmy Mize, on the morning of April 13, a gold 2004 GMC Sierra pickup truck was taken from 49 Letourneau Drive, in Toccoa. The owner, Hunter Lee told officers he did not leave the key in the vehicle. Mize says around 4 p.m., […]

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Clarkesville Man arrested for drugs in Stephens County

A Stephens County Sheriff Deputy uncovers drugs after noticing a suspicious vehicle parked outside of a local service station. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley one of his investigators had noticed the vehicle parked, with two occupants, outside of a local service station, and thought it was odd that neither occupant was getting out of the vehicle, prompting him […]

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Accident on Hwy 106 closes one lane

An accident involving a Gasoline Tanker and an SUV Monday morning is being investigated by the Georgia State Patrol. According to officials with the GSP, the accident occurred around 7:15 a.m. on Hwy 106 and the by-pass, when a 2001 Chevy Suburban rear ended a 2016 KenWorth Fuel Tanker. The report states that the Suburban came to an uncontrolled rest […]

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Toccoa-Stephens County Welcome Center new home of Butterfly Garden

Spring has sprung in downtown Toccoa with the addition of the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce Butterfly Garden, being called “The Butterfly Station.” This project was a joint effort with Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful, the Stephens County Extension and 4-H, City of Toccoa, and the Stephens County Chamber of Commerce. The garden includes nectar plants to attract butterflies, host plants […]

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