Stephens Co. To Close Inert Landfill

Stephens County will be closing its inert landfill. On Tuesday, county commissioners voted unanimously to set December 31 as the final day that the county’s inert landfill will accept waste and then at the same time, to begin the closure process with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that the EPD informed entities operating inert landfills, […]

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Four Indicted on Shoplifting Charges

A Stephens County grand jury has indicted four people in connection with shoplifting charges in Toccoa that were allegedly connected to a major shoplifting ring. Monday, the grand jury indicted three Anderson, South Carolina residents, Kennith Antwan Rice, Genero Gene Maduro, and Dallas Donchez Burris, along with Nathan Juan Gray of Smyrna, Georgia. Maduro, Gray, and Rice were each indicted […]

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Veterans Day Observance Today

Stephens County will mark Veterans’ Day with an annual observance on Wednesday. This year’s observance is Wednesday at 11 a.m. at VFW Post 4346 on West Savannah Street in Toccoa. The event has been moved from the courthouse lawn because recent rains have made the ground too soft for the event to be held there on Wednesday. Again this year, […]

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Scarecrow Contest Winners Announced

The winners are out for this year’s Toccoa Scarecrow Contest. Main Street Toccoa announced the winners on Tuesday. First place is M & J’s Buffet. They won $250 for first place. Second place went to the Stephens County Hospital Wound Care Center. They received $150. Third place and $100 went to the Toccoa Veterinary Hospital. Winners were chosen through a […]

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Authorities Investigating Hartwell Fire

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Authorities in Hartwell believe a fire at an abandoned grainery Tuesday morning may have been deliberately set. Firefighters were called to the old Merritt Grain and Feed building about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday. Hartwell Fire Chief Terry Vickery said that by the time they arrived, the old metal building was fully involved. The building is located across […]

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Toys for Tots To Continue Using Old Whitman St. Rec Center for Warehouse

Toccoa City Commissioners agree to let the Marine Corps League continue using the old Whitman Street Recreation Center for at least another five years. Monday, city commissioners unanimously approved a five-year lease with the option for a five-year renewal with the Marine Corps League for the facility. The new lease replaces a lease that automatically renewed each year unless either […]

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Stephens Co. Commission To Meet Today

Stephens County Commissioners will hold a regular meeting and work session later today. Today’s county commission meeting is scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Commissioners will start with a work session to discuss items on the business meeting agenda. Items on today’s agenda include a presentation of […]

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SCHS Competitive Cheerleading Wins Region 8-AAAA

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The Stephens County High School Competition Cheerleading team is the region champion. They won the Region 8-AAAA Championship on Saturday at Dawson County High School. Stephens County High School cheerleaders competed against 7 other teams in the region including Buford, North Oconee, White, North Hall, Madison, Monroe Area, and Johnson. This is the first ever region title in school history […]

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