Stephens Co. School Superintendent Search Process Making Progress

The Stephens County Board of Education continues to move ahead with selecting the next Superintendent for the School System. Last Thursday, the school board met with the search firm helping it through the process of finding a replacement for Sherrie Whiten, who is retiring at the end of March. Representatives from the search firm, King-Cooper and Associates of Thomaston, Georgia […]

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Gasaway, Wilkinson Preview General Assembly Session

Local legislators take time to preview the upcoming Georgia General Assembly session. 50th District State Senator John Wilkinson and 28th District State Representative Dan Gasaway were in Toccoa Thursday for a Legislative Preview breakfast organized by the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce. Both Wilkinson and Gasaway said they expect a short session for many reasons, especially the prospect of a […]

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Mobile Workforce Training Unit in Toccoa Today

The Georgia Mountains Workforce Development Mobile Training Unit will stop in Toccoa today. It will be at the Toccoa-Stephens County Library on West Savannah Street in Toccoa from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. The mobile unit is an extension of the state’s one-stop workforce delivery system. The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission said the mobile unit provides computer/Internet access that […]

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Stephens Co. MLK Events Start Saturday

Activities in Stephens County to commemorate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are scheduled to get underway this weekend. Activities are set to begin on Saturday with an art contest at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Toccoa and the annual talent and fashion contest at 5 p.m. at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. Then […]

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Police Blotter

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Locust Street location onĀ  Tuesday in reference to a reported theft. According to the report on file, someone reported that a vehicle worth $1,000 was stolen from his front yard between 9 p.m. on Sunday and 9 a.m. on Monday. Meanwhile, the Sheriff’s Office also responded to Eastanollee School Road on Tuesday […]

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State Economic Development Leaders Visit Stephens Co.

Top state economic development officials take time to visit Stephens County. Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Chris Carr and his staff spent Wednesday traveling through the county, meeting with local officials. Carr said the goal of the trip, which included other stops throughout Georgia, is for his team to build and establish relationships with local officials. “Economic development, like […]

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SCSO Names Jailer, Deputy of Year for 2013

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office names its Deputy and Jailer of the Year awards. The awards were presented at the Sheriff’s Office’s annual Christmas dinner last month. This year’s Stephens County Sheriff’s Office Deputy of the Year is Deputy Paul Shiffer. Deputy Shiffer has been with the Sheriff’s Office sine 1997 and is currently responsible primarily for serving civil paperwork. […]

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Crump, Adams Trial into Fourth Day

The trial of Samuel Crump and Ray Adams continues in federal court in Gainesville. Testimony moved into its second day Wednesday. During Wednesday’s testimony, the Associated Press reports that the government’s informant in the case, Joe Sims, took the stand and prosecutors played tapes of conversations Sims recorded that took place between him, Crump, and Adams, and others. Prosecutors said […]

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