Latest Covid-19 Report for Stephens County Schools-Hospital-Area-State

The Stephens County School System has posted the Covid-19 weekly update for the week ending September 18th: 2 Staff Members with a positive Covid-19 test. 2 Staff Members quarantined. 13 Students quarantined at home. 3,929 students currently enrolled in-person and virtually. 536 current employees. Again, the numbers from the Stephens County School System are for current active cases as of […]

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SCBOE approves grant initiative for opioid affected youth

The Stephens County Board of Education approved a grant initiative to help opioid affected youth during its meeting on Tuesday. According to Stephens County School Superintendent Dr. Daniel Oldham the Stephens County School System is partnering with Family Connections, Stephens County Juvenile Justice Department, Social Empowerment, and HOPE for a Drug Free Stephens to develop a local, data-driven coordinated response […]

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Democrats of Stephens County will host Democratic Contenders for Senatorial Special Election

The Democrats of Stephens County will be hosting the Democratic contenders for the Senatorial Special election at Georgia Baptist Conference Center’s Garrison Auditorium in Toccoa on Thursday, September 24 at 6:30 p.m. The following candidates are confirmed participants of the Meet and Greet: Matt Lieberman, Reverend Raphael Warnock, Tamara Johnson Shealey, Deborah Jackson, Ed Tarver and possibly Richard Winfield. Other […]

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DPH Covid-19 Report for Thursday

The latest Georgia Department of Public Health report now has Stephens County with 953 positive cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the global pandemic. The report still has 32 COVID-19 related deaths in Stephens County. The latest report was released Thursday afternoon. DPH is now reporting Habersham County with a total of 65 deaths, and 1,504 total positive cases […]

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BREAKING: Stephens County Registrar’s Office postpones Logic and Accuracy Testing of voting equipment

Stephens County Deputy Registrar April Roberts has announced that the Logic and Accuracy Testing of the voting equipment for the November 3, General Election that was originally scheduled for today has been postponed. She says Stephens County has yet to receive its Election Data Package for the Logic and Accuracy Testing from the Secretary of State’s Office. The package is […]

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Toccoa’s Georgia Baptist Conference Center up for sale after years of financial losses

The Georgia Baptist Conference Center in Toccoa is up for sale after reports of decades of financial losses. According to Christianindex.org, a review from the last 20 years show the Georgia Baptist Conference Center operating at a loss over that time and left no choice but to place it for sale. In its article, Christianindex.org quotes Georgia Baptist Chief Operations […]

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Toccoa Mayor reminds residents to wear masks

Toccoa Mayor Terry Carter reminds residents to wear a mask. During the recent Toccoa City Commission meeting, Carter announced that with the positive cases of COVID-19 increasing in the recent weeks, that residents should take caution and wear a mask when out in public. He says not only does wearing a mask protect yourself, it also protects those around you. […]

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Stephens County Hospital Exceeds 5000 Covid-19 Tests

The latest Georgia Department of Public Health report now has Stephens County with 942 positive cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the global pandemic. The report still has 32 COVID-19 related deaths in Stephens County. The latest report was released Wednesday afternoon. DPH is still reporting Habersham County with a total of 64 deaths, and now 1,483 total positive […]

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