Oak Hill Elementary School exhibit now open at Stephens County History Museum

The Stephens County History Museum recognized the historic Oak Hill Elementary School on Thursday with a special dedication. Stephens County History Museum Executive Director Brenda Carlin unveiled a plaque during the event at the Historic Train Depot. She says the school was the first and last combined all African-American elementary school in Stephens County before integration. The school was in […]

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Sheriff says ‘pipe bomb’ report was a false alarm

After investigating a suspicious pipe, resembling a pipe bomb, at a residence on Highway 123, Stephens County Sheriff says it was a false alarm. Law enforcement temporarily shut down a portion of Highway-123, between North Red Rock and Lake Louise roads, and redirected motorists while the pipe was examined. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, his deputies were dispatched […]

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Traffic stop ends with 2 in jail

A woman and man were arrested after a Toccoa Police Officer stopped their motorcycle. According to Toccoa Police Chief Jimmy Mize, one of his officers was patrolling Broad Street when he observed a motorcycle he believed to be driven by a subject with active warrants. After following the motorcycle for several miles, the officer activated his blue lights and sirens, […]

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