Miss Earth Contestant Visits Toccoa

Toccoa receives a visit from a young woman with local ties that is competing for a world crown. Alexandra Parker visited Stephens County earlier this week. She is Miss Earth Dominican Republic. Parker was born in the Dominican Republic, but grew up in Georgia. She said she was in Toccoa visiting family, as her dad lives here and her sister […]

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Paper Absentee Ballots Available for Toccoa, Martin Voters

Stephens County election officials say that people can now request paper absentee ballots for the municipal elections in both Toccoa and Martin. To request a paper, mail-in absentee ballot, voters should contact the Stephens County Registrar and Probate Court’s Office. That office is located in the ground floor of the Stephens County Government Building in downtown Toccoa. Voters can also […]

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Stephens Co. To Have First Steps Program

A local agency is receiving a grant to provide support for expectant and young mothers. Family Connection of Stephens County is one of 19 county agencies to receive a grant to provide the First Steps Georgia program in Stephens County. First Steps Georgia is a universal support service for expectant mothers and mothers of children ages birth to five. Topics […]

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Marshal Issues Trash Warning

Stephens County Marshal Tom Bennett says that the county is still seeing problems with illegal dumping at the county’s convenience sites. Bennett says that the main problem the county is seeing is that people are dumping and leaving trash bags outside the gates of the convenience sites when they are closed for lunch hours or on Sundays. According to Bennett, […]

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IRS Extension Tax Deadline Tonight

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia If you filed an extension with the Internal Revenue Service for your 2014 taxes, time is quickly running out to get that return prepared and sent in. IRS spokesman Mark Green says if you haven’t done so already, you need to start now to get your return prepared.  The deadline to file your return […]

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Stephens Co. Paving Work Continues

Crews are continuing road work throughout Stephens County. According to County Administrator Phyllis Ayers, workers from both the contractor on the SPLOST road project, C.W. Matthews, and from the Stephens County Road Department are out tackling various projects. She said C.W. Matthews crews have finished a number of roads in recent weeks. “Yonah Dam Road, the portion this year, has […]

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City Says 12,000 Visited Pool Over Summer

The city of Toccoa is calling the 2015 season at the Doyle Street Pool a successful one. City officials and Camp Fire Georgia released numbers for the 2015 season this week. Toccoa Mayor Terry Carter said that the partnership between the two agencies worked very well again this summer. Carter said he is pleased with how the summer went at […]

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Wilbros Civil Hearing Continued

A hearing will not take place on Friday in the Wilbros civil suit case as was originally scheduled. Stephens County Attorney Brian Ranck said that Judge Robert Adamson has issued a continuance in the case because of a personal matter involving one of the attorneys in the case. The hearing has not been re-scheduled at this time. Attorneys for both […]

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Commissioners Give Go Ahead to Grade Land For Firing Range

A firing range for the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is moving forward, despite the continuing concerns of some neighborhood residents. Stephens County Commissioners voted 3 to 1 on Tuesday to move forward with grading and clearing for the Sheriff’s Office firing range, while also having Stephens County Extension Agent Forrest Connelly work with the Sheriff’s Office to ensure there are […]

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NTSB Releases Preliminary Report On Fatal Plane Crash

A preliminary report on this month’s fatal plane crash on Lake Hartwell said the plane collided with terrain following an in-flight breakup. The National Transportation Safety Board released the preliminary accident report within the last few days. In the report, the NTSB said one witness saw the airplane descending vertically, in a spiral motion, until it disappeared behind a tree […]

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