SCSO receives grant to purchase body-worn cameras

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a grant to purchase body-worn cameras for its deputies. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, his office was awarded nearly $24,000 to supplement its body camera program. The grant is a 50/50 matching grant funded by the Small Rural Tribal section of the U.S. Department of Justice. Shirley said once the […]

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Toccoa woman arrested following traffic stop

The Toccoa Police Department recently made an arrest following a traffic stop. According to Toccoa Police Chief Jimmy Mize, on January 11, a Toccoa Police Officer noticed a vehicle traveling south on Big A Road with a taillight out. While speaking with the driver, the officer noticed the smell of burnt marijuana. The officer requested the Stephens County K-9 be […]

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DPH releases daily COVID report for Stephens County

The Georgia Department of Public Health is reporting 115 COVID-related deaths in Stephens County with 5,248 residents testing positive for the virus, since the beginning of the global pandemic. In Stephens County there has been a total of 367 hospitalizations due to the virus since the start of the pandemic. The latest report was released Wednesday afternoon. In the last […]

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No one injured in local fire

The Carnes Creek Fire Department along with the Toccoa Fire Department were recently dispatched to a structure fire. Fire personnel responded to find a small fire on the backside of the residence and were able to extinguish it with a water can. Firefighters were able to ventilate the structure and located a loose power line. No one was injured. No […]

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DPH releases daily COVID report for Stephens County

The Georgia Department of Public Health is reporting 115 COVID-related deaths in Stephens County with 5,165 residents testing positive for the virus, since the beginning of the global pandemic. In Stephens County there has been a total of 367 hospitalizations due to the virus since the start of the pandemic. The latest report was released Tuesday afternoon. In the last […]

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