Next Town Hall Public Forum, Saturday

Stephens County Board of Commissioners Chairman Michelle Ivester recently announced the date for the next Stephens County Town Hall Public Forum. Held in the courtroom of the Stephens County Historic Courthouse, the forum is slated for Saturday, Aug. 18, and will begin promptly at 2 p.m. All residents are encouraged to come out and express their concerns and give input […]

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Attorney General Warns of New Scams

We always want to alert you to new scams circulating our area and the State. And now Attorney General Chris Carr is warning the public about yet another new scam where con artists pose as government officials in an attempt to add credibility to their schemes. Specifically, citizens are reporting that the names and titles of Attorney General Chris Carr […]

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Morocco Poultry Import Deal Good News for Georgia Producers

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced this week that the government of Morocco has agreed to allow commercial imports of U.S. poultry meat and products into Morocco for the first time. And state officials say that’s good news for the Georgia poultry industry, which represents 47% of the state’s agriculture industry. “The news […]

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Toccoa man arrested after fleeing away on bicycle

A Toccoa man was recently arrested after a brief foot chase. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, on Aug. 3, investigators with the Sheriff’s Office were in the area of Rumsey Avenue when they observed a male subject, later identified as John Matthew Williams, 39, of Toccoa, riding a bicycle. As Williams rode past investigators he made eye contact […]

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Breaking News: Two arrested and charged with Wednesday Fatal Shooting

Officers with the Toccoa Police Department and Agents from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced on Friday that they had arrested two suspects in connection with the Aug. 8, fatal shooting of Joel Keshon Green, 18, of Toccoa. According to Toccoa Police Chief Jimmy Mize, Ty’Jal Trammell, 23, of Toccoa, has been arrested and charged with giving false information and will […]

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SBA Encourages Local Poultry Farmers to Attend Public Forum Next Week

Poultry farmers in Stephens and surrounding counties will have a chance to let their voices be heard next week at special forum in Gainesville. The forum takes place Thursday, August 16th from 10a to 1p at the North Hall Community Center on Nopone Road in Gainesville. Sponsored by the Small Business Administration,Regional Administrator for the Southeast Region, Ashley Bell says […]

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Citizens, Local Veterans Welcome Corporal Fuller Home

Army Corporal Terrell Fuller is home. Fuller’s remains arrived in Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport early Thursday morning to a hero’s welcome in downtown Toccoa Thursday morning. After a military ceremony at the airport, Fuller’s remains were escorted to Toccoa by members of law enforcement from Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Habersham, and Stephens Counties, along with members of the Patriot Guard. Dozens of […]

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