Treacherous Roads Expected Tonight As Storm Continues

Things have gone relatively well so far today in Stephens County. That’s the word from Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley. Shirley says, however, that conditions will likely deteriorate tonight as precipitation continues and temperatures drop. He urges people to stay home this evening. Meanwhile in the city of Toccoa, City Manager Billy Morse says things also went well all things […]

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Winter Storm Warning Continues

A winter storm warning remains in effect for Stephens County as the winter weather picks up. National Weather Service Meteorologist Doug Outlaw said that the weather will only get worse as the day goes on. “Snow is going to increase in intensity through the morning and into the afternoon,” said Outlaw. Outlaw said some sleet could mix in through parts […]

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Stay off Roads, Officials Say

The city of Toccoa and StephensCounty are preparing for today’s second round of winter weather.   Both Stephens County Public Works Director Tim Mitchem and Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse say that the city and county made it through the day Tuesday well as snow fell throughout much of the day.   Mitchem said that the county is ready to […]

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Stephens Co. Postpones Vote on Shelter Funding

Stephens County Commissioners will wait until its next meeting to decide whether to provide additional funding to the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter for operations. Tuesday, county commissioners voted unanimously to postpone a vote on whether to provide an additional $73,000 or so in funding for shelter operations. Both the city of Toccoa and Stephens County budgeted about $142,000 in the […]

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Winter Storm Warning Tuesday PM Into Wednesday

The National Weather Service said this morning (Tuesday) that this winter event will be a two-round affair. A winter weather advisory is in effect from now until 6 p.m. tonight. Meanwhile, a winter storm warning is in effect starting at 6 p.m. tonight National Weather Service Meteorologist Harry Geripetritus said the area can expect the snow to pick up as […]

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Toccoa Preparing for Winter Weather

The city of Toccoa is getting ready for whatever Old Man Winter has in store over the next couple of days. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that city staff and department heads are following the weather reports and getting everything in place. “Snow plows and sand trucks are ready,” said Morse.  “We have snow chains that have been installed […]

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Ga. DOT Watching NE Ga. Roads

The Georgia Department of Transportation is monitoring roads throughout the region. Spokesperson Teri Pope said crews are starting to get to work treating roads as snow falls and watching elsewhere. “They are monitoring conditions throughout the rest of the region,” said Pope.  “We are actively out there and if we are needed, we can begin treating the roads immediately.” Pope […]

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