Stephens Co. Recreation Dept. to offer Competitive Cheerleading

The Stephens County Recreation Department recently joined the North Georgia Youth Football Association and with that comes a competitive cheerleading program. According to Athletic Director Todd Mayfield, all ages of cheerleaders will be competing against other teams in their age groups from different counties as well as cheering at the football games. Mayfield said that each team and their coach […]

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Toccoa 2016 Water Quality Report now Available

The City of Toccoa’s 2016 water quality report is now available and it concludes safe drinking water. All Georgia Community Water Systems are required to provide an annual Consumer Confidence Report to their customers and to the Georgia Environmental Protection Division by July 1. The reports inform people about the water they drink and let them know if there are […]

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Demorest man Drowns in Lake Hartwell over weekend

Georgia DNR Officer Craig Fulghum reports a tragic accident at Lake Hartwell over the weekend that resulted in the death of a Demorest man. According to Fulghum, at 8:20 on Saturday night, Georgia DNR game wardens and the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office responded to a possible drowning call on Lake Hartwell. Witnesses say that Eric Garrison Thurmond, 45 of Demorest, […]

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Toccoa Police Dept. Arrests Four individuals for Entering Unlocked Vehicles

Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell reports the arrest of four individuals for entering unlocked vehicles on multiple roads in Toccoa. All of the vehicles that were entered were unlocked and items taken include handguns, money, purses and wallets. According to Jarrell, the four individuals arrested for these crimes are believed to be responsible for other thefts around the city, but […]

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