TCC approves proclamation recognizing February as Black History Month

The Toccoa City Commission approved a proclamation on Monday recognizing February as Black History Month. Toccoa Mayor David Austin read the proclamation. “Whereas, In 1926 Dr. Carter G. Woodson initiated the celebration of “Negro History Week” during the week that corresponds with the birthdays of Black abolitionist Frederick Douglass and President Abraham Lincoln to provide Black teachers in segregated colored […]

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Man, Woman attacked by dogs in Oconee County

Oconee County Animal Control and the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a dog attack that occurred Monday near Seneca in which one man and one woman suffered injuries. The E-911/Communications Center received a call around 11:08 a.m. Monday from a woman who suffered injuries from being bitten by dogs on Burns Drive. While the initial victim was on the […]

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SCSO arrest Toccoa following manhunt

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office recently arrested a Toccoa man following a manhunt Tuesday, January 17, 2023. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, deputies with his office were notified by the Toccoa-Stephens County Airport Authority and 911 dispatch that a male subject had driven a vehicle, later learned to have been stolen from a business on Prather Bridge Road, […]

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TCC approves $25,000 supplemental funding for the TSC Humane Shelter

The Toccoa City Commission has agreed to provide additional supplemental funding to the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter. The decision was made on Monday during the Toccoa City Commission’s regular scheduled meeting. City Manager Billy Morse explained that in July 2022, the humane shelter requested $50,000; however, at that time the City Commission agreed to provide the humane shelter with $25,000. […]

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Stephens County’s Grand Jury hands down indictments

Continuing our coverage of the recent indictments handed down by the Stephens County Grand Jury. The Grand Jury recently met and indicted Jeffery Lanie Malcolm on charges of terroristic threats, and battery under the family violence act. The charges stem from an incident that occurred on July 2, 2022, when Malcolm allegedly threatened to commit a crime of violence, specifically, […]

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SCBC issues agenda for upcoming annual Planning Retreat

The Stephens County Board of Commissioners has released its agenda for the upcoming Annual Planning Retreat. The planning retreat is scheduled for January 27, 2023, at 9 a.m. in the conference room at the Toccoa Airport. The commission will discuss several departmental items including administration, building and grounds, county clerk, drug court, finance, fire department, human resources, marshals, parks and […]

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SCBOE reappoints Dawkins as Chair, Smith as Vice-Chair for 2023

The Stephens County Board of Education recently reappointed Board Member Wendy Dawkins as the Chair for calendar year 2023. Board Member Mark Smith was reappointed Vice-Chair for 2023. Additionally, the Stephens County Board of Education approved the 2023-2024 school calendar. The academic year 2023-24 will start on Wednesday, August 2, and will be 180 days for students in school. The […]

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