Lock Your Car! Rash of Thefts, Burglaries Taking Advantage of Unlocked Cars

Toccoa Chief of Police Jimmy Mize is asking area residents protect themselves and their possessions by taking two simple steps. “Lock your doors, and if you see something, say something,” Mize said earlier this week as he talked to media representatives regarding a recent rash of “entering vehicle” incidents.  Mize said the occurrences appeared to be crimes of opportunity and […]

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Toccoa Woman Arrested in Cleveland after Deceased Puppy Found in Apartment

Kandice Johnson, 31, of Toccoa, has been placed under arrest and taken into custody at the White County Detention Center after Cleveland Police Department officers responded to complaints of foul odors at a Wanda Drive apartment complex and found a small puppy that was deceased and partly decomposed. According to a press release by Cleveland Police Chief Jeff Shoemaker, when […]

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Hazardous Weather Outlook Issued

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for northeast Georgia, piedmont North Carolina, western North Carolina and upstate South Carolina. .DAY ONE…This afternoon and tonight. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected this afternoon and early evening. Some of the storms may produce heavy rainfall, possibly leading to isolated flooding. Isolated severe storms are also possible this afternoon and early evening, with damaging […]

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School System to Host Annual Special Olympic Games Friday

Seventy students will compete in the annual Stephens County Special Olympics tomorrow, April 12. The event will take place at the Reservation at Stephens County High School. Opening Ceremonies will start at 10 a.m. with a parade of student-athletes. The events will conclude at 1:15 p.m. Brandy Stacy, Director of Exceptional Children, stated, “Our special education student-athletes are extremely excited […]

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April 11 SCHS Sports Update

The Stephens County High School Girls Tennis Team will take on Oconee County for the Region Championship today at 3 p.m. The Lady Indians advanced to the Championship round against the Warriors with a 3-0 rout of Hebron Christian in the Region semi-finals match yesterday.  The Indians Boys Tennis Team defeated Hart County by a match score of 3-1 in […]

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Reminder: Amnesty Day set for Saturday

Stephens County residents will have an opportunity to do some spring cleaning this coming Saturday, and save money at the same time.  At a recent meeting of the Stephens County Board of Commissioners, Saturday, April 13 was approved unanimously as Amnesty day in Stephens COunty.  The Amnesty Day event, on April 13, will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. […]

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Night at the Ritz: Legacy-Motown and More

The Night at the Ritz series continues on April 19 with Legacy – Motown and More. The show starts at 7 p.m at the Historic Ritz Theatre, 166 West Doyle Street in Toccoa. Legacy, an international male vocal group from New York City, includes members from Broadway’s production, “Motown The Musical,” delivering iconic concert hits spanning from The Jackson 5 […]

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Georgia Power Celebrates Lineworker Appreciation Month

April is designated nationally as Lineworker Appreciation Month – a time to recognize and celebrate the thousands of lineworkers who work around the clock to keep the lights on for electric customers. This month, Georgia Power is highlighting the  collaboration between the company and Georgia’s technical colleges to recruit, train and employ the next generation of this workforce at a […]

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Learn To Be Safe in and Around Water

Habersham County Parks and Recreation is inviting everyone to come out for the department’s Spring 2024 Swim Safely Day on April 20.  Swim Safely Day will provide a curriculum backed by the American Red Cross by partnering with Piedmont University’s Swim Team Program and Katy Ralston, natatorium director for Tallulah Falls School who, along with some of her staff, will […]

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