Stephens Co. Unemployment Rate Up Slightly in December

Stephens County ends 2013 on a mixed note on the unemployment front. According to figures released last week by the Georgia Department of Labor, Stephens County had a preliminary unemployment rate in December of 7.1 percent. That is slightly higher than the revised November unemployment rate of 6.9 percent. The labor force in Stephens County increased only slightly in December, […]

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TFC World Outreach Conference Starts Today

Toccoa Falls College will host its annual World Outreach Conference this week. The conference starts today and runs through Wednesday. The conference includes speakers at the Grace Chapel and Performing Arts Center today and Tuesday at 10 a.m. and 6:30  p.m., as well as Wednesday at 10 a.m. This year, three different speakers will appear at the conference. Youth pastor […]

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Gasaway to Run for Re-election

28th District State Representative Dan Gasaway will run for re-election. The first-term Republican state legislator announced this week that he will seek a second term this Fall representing Stephens, Banks, and part of Habersham counties. Gasaway said he feels he has done a good job in his first term. “We worked on the Savannah River Caucus that really brought awareness […]

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Leap for Literacy Set for February 22

Stephens County will take the leap for literacy once again next month. The 8th annual Leap for Literacy will take place February 22 at the Georgia Baptist Conference Center. Stephens Education Literacy Foundation Executive Director Ellen Alligood said on that day, individuals will take the plunge to help encourage and raise money for reading and literacy programs in the county. […]

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Stephens Co. Announces STAR Student, Teacher

Stephens County names its STAR student and teacher for 2014. This week, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce announced that Connor Roberts is the STAR Student for the Stephens County School System. Connor is the son of Barry and Lynn Roberts of Toccoa. He selected Mrs. Tamara Cash as his STAR Teacher. Mrs. Cash taught Connor in Math I in […]

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Multiple Drug Arrests Announced

Local law enforcement agencies are announcing a number of arrests on drug charges. First on January 19, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, working with the Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Team and Toccoa Police, served a search warrant at a residence on Rebekah   Drive in Toccoa. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that authorities found a number of things when […]

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Toccoa Police Release 2013 Numbers

The Toccoa Police Department is reporting a significant rise in the number of drug arrests and drug investigations in the city in 2013. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell recently released the 2013 year-end statistics for the police department. Those numbers show that in 2013, the Toccoa Police Department made 117 drug arrests and conducted 113 drug investigations. That is compared […]

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