October Unemployment Numbers Out for Stephens Co.

Preliminary October unemployment figures from the Georgia Department of Labor show a small drop in Stephens County’s unemployment rate when compared to September. Stephens County had a preliminary October unemployment rate of 6 percent, one-tenth of a percentage point down from September’s revised rate of 6.1 percent and 1.2 percentage points down from October 2014’s revised rate of 7.2 percent. […]

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Today Marks Start of Holiday Shopping Season

Today is Black Friday, traditionally the biggest shopping day of the year and the start of the holiday shopping season. As people head out to the stores or online this weekend and over the coming weeks, the Better Business Bureau of Northeast Georgia has some advice for those hunting bargains and deals. Better Business Bureau Spokesperson Mike Boynton said people […]

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Local Shops Ready for Small Business Saturday

While many people are headed to the stores today for Black Friday, tomorrow is Small Business Saturday. It was started in 2010 by American Express as a way to encourage holiday shoppers to spend their dollars at small, local, independently owned businesses. Main Street Toccoa is joining many other communities in promoting Small Business Saturday. According to Main Street Director […]

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Christmas At Goff’s Starts This Weekend

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The show will go on at the Goff’s this year, despite the heavy rain in recent weeks. Every year, Robbie and Donna Goff, co-owners of World of Tires, have turned their farm on Starr’s Bridge Road into a Christmas wonderland that emphasizes the real reason for the season. And this year it opens once […]

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All Region Softball Team Announced

Two Stephens County Lady Indian softball players receive first-team All-Region honors. According to accessnorthga.com, pitcher Emma Whitfield and utility player Natalie Morgan made first team All-Region 8-AAAA. The accessnorthga.com report states that infielder Brynn Roberts made the all-region second team and Peyton Terrell and Karly Smith both made honorable mention all-region. This past year, the Stephens County Lady Indian softball […]

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Remember Road Safety This Thanksgiving

AAA said that in Georgia, more than one million people are expected to travel by car this holiday weekend. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that if you are traveling by car this Thanksgiving, keep safety in mind when heading out on the highways. “We would like to remind motorists that when they leave for their destination, they should make […]

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Scoliosis Screenings Next Month

The Stephens County Health Department will conduct Scoliosis screenings at Stephens County Middle School next month. On Thursday, December 10, health department staff will conduct scoliosis screenings for 7th and 8th graders at Stephens County Middle School. Scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, screening is designed to find abnormal spinal curvatures among children in grades 7 and 8. Health Department […]

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