Back to School Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend

With the start of school around the corner around the area and the state, Georgia is once again holding its Tax Free Back to School Weekend today and Saturday. Under the tax-free weekend, certain clothing, computers, and school supplies will have not state sales tax applied. On clothing, items with a sales price below $100, such as dresses, hats, pants, […]

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Local Restaurant Recognized By State

A local restaurant sees one of its menu items receive state recognition. The Cornerstone Restaurant in downtown Toccoa saw its fish tacos named one of the “100 Plates that Locals Love” by the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism division. The list is featured in the state’s new culinary guide, Georgia Eats. Georgia Department of Economic Development Deputy Commissioner for […]

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Stephens Co. Tables Intergovernmental Agreement Approved by City of Toccoa

Stephens County Commissioners call for more talks with the city of Toccoa on a proposed intergovernmental agreement covering a number of issues. The county commission discussed the agreement Tuesday after city commissioners unanimously approved it on Monday. Under the proposed agreement, Stephens County would provide right-of-way maintenance on Memorial Drive from Big A Road to the By-pass. Meanwhile, the city […]

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Ayers Provides Public Works Update

  Stephens County is getting ready to move forward on paving a series of roads with SPLOST VI money. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that nine roads will be paved this season with SPLOST funds. Those are the north side of Memorial Drive, Sorrells Road, New Hope Road, Freeman Creek Road, Tower Road, Yonah Dam Road, East Silver Shoals Road, […]

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Abandoned Vehicle Leads to Arrest

A Sandy Springs man faces charges in both Stephens and Hall counties after being arrested last week in Toccoa. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that on the morning of July 20, deputies responded to the Stephens County Fairgrounds in response to a suspicious vehicle. Shirley said that once on scene, deputies noticed a silver 2004 Dodge Neon parked alongside […]

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Martin Man Arrested For Identity Fraud

A Stephens County man faces charges in connection to alleged identity fraud. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said 36-year-old Donnie Montgomery Junior of Seven Forks Road in Martin has been charged with three counts of identity fraud. Shirley said deputies began looking to an identity fraud complaint in May citing that a man was using a juvenile’s personal information to […]

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Fireworks Tonight in Stephens Co.

Stephens County will try again to host its annual fireworks display tonight. The show was cancelled due to weather back on July 2nd and is now scheduled for this evening at the Rose Lane Recreation Complex. Concesssions will open at 6 p.m. and the fireworks will begin around dark. WNEG Radio will play music to go along with the fireworks […]

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Franklin Co. Deputy Receiving Help After Altercation

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Franklin County Sheriff’s Office deputy is receiving help after an incident at his home over the weekend in Hart County. According to Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland, it happened early Friday morning when the deputy, identified as Kevin Bowers, got into an argument with a fellow deputy at his home. “Deputy Whitlock was […]

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GSA Honoring SCSO Deputies

The Georgia Sheriffs’ Association is honoring two deputies from the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office today. Deputies Bruce Cleveland and Connie Morris have been chosen as recipients of the Medal of Valor from the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that the two are being recognized for their efforts at the scene of a multiple-vehicle accident on May […]

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Country Hearth Inn Celebrates Grand Re-Opening

Local officials gather to celebrate a new beginning for an area hotel. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday for the Country Hearth Inn, which is located just off of Broad Street in downtown Toccoa. New owners Amarin Capital re-opened the hotel a few weeks ago after completely renovating the hotel. Toccoa Mayor Terry […]

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