Jarrell Helping Mt. Airy

Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell will be pulling some double duty for the coming weeks. Jarrell says he has agreed to assist the town of Mt. Airy part-time as its Interim Police Chief, while also continuing on in Toccoa as Police Chief full-time. According to accessnorthga.com, Mt. Airy’s current police chief has been placed on administrative leave pending an outcome […]

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E.C. Wrestlers Go For National Title

By Charles Robertson, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A northeast Georgia college wrestling team is headed to try to win a national title this weekend. The Emmanuel College wrestling team will head to Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia to compete for the NCWA National Duals Title in wrestling. The Lions had an incredible season that has earned them the number one seed […]

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Stephens Co. Names STAR Student, Teacher

Stephens County names its STAR student. This week, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce announced that Ian Douglas Allen, a senior at Stephens County High School, is this year’s STAR student. Allen is the son of Doug and Darla Allen of Toccoa. He said he is excited to receive this year’s honor. “I was hoping for it,” said Allen. “I […]

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Nifco, Georgia, NGTC Sign QuickStart Agreement

State officials are putting a plan in place to train people for work at the new Nifco KTW plant in Stephens County. On Wednesday, state and local officials joined company representatives to officially sign a QuickStart training agreement for the plant in the Hayestone-Brady Business Park along Highway 17. QuickStart is a Georgia economic development program that provides customized workforce […]

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Funeral Set for Teen Killed in Wreck

Funeral services are set for a Stephens County teen killed in a car accident last week. 18-year-old Dustin Michael Hill of Toccoa will be laid to rest on Saturday afternoon. Hill died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident last Thursday in the Martin area. The accident occurred at about 2:50 a.m. on Combs Avenue in Martin. According to the […]

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SCHS Wrestling Regular Season Ends

The Stephens County High School wrestling team wraps up the regular season. Tuesday, the Indian wrestlers picked up two dual meet wins to finish the regular season with a 15-5 record. Stephens County began by defeating Rabun Gap 56-21. Then, the Indians honored five seniors. They are Brooks McLaughlin, Cole Simmons, Jay Stowe, Corey Kindel, and Cooper Long. In the […]

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Toccoa Holding Main Street Awards Today

The Toccoa Main Street Program will hold its annual Main Street Awards Reception today. The reception will be held at the Schaefer Center on Doyle Street beginning at 5 p.m. with refreshments. The Volunteer Recognition Ceremony and Awards Program itself will then start at 5:30 p.m. During the program, the Downtown Development Authority will review 2016 downtown revitalization efforts. Also, […]

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Martin Looking Forward to 2017

Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin said that he is looking forward to the year ahead. Martin delivered his semi-annual report to Stephens County Commissioners on Tuesday. In that report, Martin called 2016 a “strongish” year. He said while it was not fantastic, it was not bad, as the county added almost 300 jobs. Martin went on to […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Extends Billboard Moratorium

Stephens County Commissioners vote to keep up a moratorium on signage and billboards within unincorporated parts of Stephens County for another 90 days. Commissioners passed the moratorium extension by a unanimous vote on Tuesday. The county commission first passed a moratorium in February that applied only to the Georgia Highway 17 corridor in the unincorporated parts of the county as […]

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