Former SCMS Principal Remembered

Funeral services are set for today for a long-time educator in Stephens County. Recently retired Stephens County Middle School Principal Donna Collins will be laid to rest later today. Collins passed away last Saturday at the age of 54. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said that Collins will be missed within the community and the school system. “My first […]

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People First Fishing Tourney Called Success

People First of Stephens County holds its annual fishing tournament. The annual event took place on Saturday at a pond owned by Jim Rhoades on North Avenue in Eastanollee. This marked the 15th year for the event. People First Supporter Jeraldine Hayes said that they had an incredible day again this year. “Just about everybody caught a lot of fish,” […]

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Stephens Co. Marks Memorial Day

Stephens County marks Memorial Day. The annual Memorial Day observance took place on Saturday at the VFW Post in Toccoa. The guest speaker for this year’s observance was VFW Department of Georgia Commander Al Lipphardt. Lipphardt spoke first about the history of Memorial Day. He said it started as Decoration Day in the 1800s and was held on May 30 […]

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NE Ga. Library System, T-SC Library Continue Moving Forward on Partnership Plan

The Northeast Georgia Regional Library System is moving forward with a planned partnership with the Toccoa-Stephens County Library to make it the central headquarters location for the region. Northeast Georgia Regional Library System Regional Director Delana Knight said that the state has approved a change in its funding formula for libraries that would provide more money for salaries, but less […]

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DNR Adds Life Jacket Lending Station on Hartwell

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Next time you go boating on Lake Hartwell and find yourself short a life jacket or two, no worries. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division has installed a life jacket lending station at the Tugaloo Mega Ramp in Tugaloo State Park in Lavonia. On Friday DNR officers, along with rangers from […]

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USDA To Conduct Survey in Ga., Neighboring States

Officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture will spend the first two weeks of this month surveying thousands of farmers in Georgia and surrounding states to gain insight on the year in agriculture. The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, or NASS, will survey farmers in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, and Florida to get a clear indication of the production and […]

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Stephens Co. Unemployment Figures Out for April

The latest figures from the Georgia Department of Labor show a drop in Stephens County’s unemployment rate in April. According to those numbers, Stephens County had a preliminary unemployment rate of 6.5 percent in April. That is four-tenths of a percentage point lower than the revised rate for March, which was 6.9 percent, and two-tenths of a percentage point lower […]

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Stephens Co. To Mark Memorial Day Saturday

Stephens County’s annual Memorial Day observance is coming up Saturday in Toccoa. The Toccoa Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4346, American Legion Post 104, and Marine Corps League Detachment 1303 are hosting this year’s ceremony on Saturday at the VFW Post on West Savannah Street in Toccoa. It will start at 11 a.m. Saturday. Rick Hack with the Toccoa VFW […]

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AM 630 WNEG Names Active Senior of Year

AM 630 WNEG names our Active Senior of the Year. Thursday, Emily Cash was named the Active Senior of the Year at the WNEG Senior Expo on Thursday at the Rose Lane Recreation Complex. Cash said she is honored to win the award. “I feel like I am not worthy, but thank you so much for the great honor,” said […]

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