Stephens Co. Sheriff’s Office and GSP Aviation Team Stop Marijuana Grow

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia State Patrol Aviation team recently located a marijuana grow site, leading to two drug arrests. According to Sheriff Randy Shirley, investigators were given an anonymous tip that Roger Wilbanks was growing marijuana on his property at 54 Twisted Tree Drive. The GSP Aviation Unit team was called in to assist in searching […]

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‘Night at the Ritz’ to Begin in September

Main Street Toccoa is kicking off a new event series called Night at the Ritz beginning in September. Main Street Manager Christian Hamilton said this new series is to provide regularly scheduled programming at the Ritz and is made possible by partial funding from the Georgia Council for the Arts. “The purpose of it is to establish a regular schedule […]

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Stephens Co. BOE to meet Tonight

The Stephens County Board of Education is holding their regularly scheduled meeting tonight at 5:30. On the agenda includes the July budget report and SPLOST activity, approval of an athletic quote, discussion of improvements to the agriculture center, the CTAE local plan and more. The meeting begins at 5:30 at the board office and is open to the public.

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Job Fair Event in Lavonia Coming up Next Week

WorkSmart is hosting an on-site job fair event at Latexco in Lavonia next Wednesday, August 23. There will be job opportunities available for operators, fork lift drivers and material handlers. Event times are at 9 and 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. Latexco is located at 975 Gerrard Road in Lavonia. For interview times contact Terri Mays at 706.356.2219. […]

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City Commission Assists Humane Shelter with New Vehicle

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter recently purchased a basic transport vehicle with the help of the Toccoa City Commission and a $36,000 PetSmart charity grant. According to Toccoa Mayor Jeannette Jameison, the board approved a purchase order earlier this month due to a grant deadline and the commission approved the memorandum of understanding at their meeting last night that states […]

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Suspect Involved in Habersham County Shooting is Dead

After stealing a vehicle in White County and attempting a carjacking in Toccoa, the suspect involved in the Habersham County shooting is dead. According to Police Chief Tim Jarrell, at 7:34 Sunday morning, the Toccoa Police Department was contacted by the White County Sheriff’s Office about a vehicle that was taken after a weapon was brandished. Jarrell said about an […]

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