Ga. Ag Dept. Watching For Card Skimmers at Fuel Pumps

With the official kickoff to the summer travel season here, the Georgia Department of Agriculture is conducting a campaign to check Georgia gas pumps for “skimmers,” devices that capture consumers’ credit and debit card information, in an effort to protect consumers’ wallets. The Georgia Department of Agriculture is conducting the skimmer operation in conjunction with the Georgia Association of Convenience […]

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Franklin Community Players Award Scholarships

Two recent graduating seniors at Franklin County High School are receiving scholarship money from the Franklin Community Players. Recently, Franklin Community Players President Valicia Miller announced that Ally Ridling and Trevor Turner are winners of the FCP 2015 $500 college scholarships. Both recipients are residents of Carnesville. Starting out as a freshman, Ally has filled many roles in the technical […]

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Gaines Honored At Chamber Banquet

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce honors a long-time broadcaster and civic leader. Thursday, former AM 630 WNEG and WNEG-TV owner Roy Gaines received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Awards Banquet. A World War II Navy veteran, Gaines arrived in Toccoa in 1946 to work for R.G. LeTourneau and WRLC Radio He and […]

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Chick-Fil-A Executive Speaks At Chamber Banquet

Invest in people. That was the message from the keynote speaker at Thursday’s Toccoa-Stephens Count Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet at the Georgia Baptist Conference Center in Toccoa. The speaker was Craig Carter. He works for Chick-Fil-A as the company’s Field Operations Management Consultant. Carter said that Chick-Fil-A works to invest in people, but especially young people. “That we […]

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Graduation Set For Today at SCHS

Stephens County High School will send the class of 2015 out into the world tonight. Graduation for the Class of 2015 is set for tonight at 7 p.m. at the Stephens County High School football stadium. According to Stephens County High School Principal Sandy Steele, tickets will be required for entry into graduation at the football stadium tonight. Steele said […]

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Government Schedules Announced for Memorial Day

Government offices are announcing their schedules for the Memorial Day holiday Stephens County government offices will be closed on Monday for the observance of Memorial Day. Also, Toccoa City Hall will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday. In the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recycling scheduled to be picked up on Monday will be picked […]

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Law Enforcement Ready for Memorial Day

Local and state law enforcement are also ready for the Memorial Day travel weekend. Georgia Department of Public Safety Commissioner Colonel Mark McDonough said troopers and motor carrier officers will be out conducting road checks, high visibility patrols, and concentrated patrols across the state, strictly enforcing seat belt laws and watching for impaired drivers. Last year during Memorial Day weekend, […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Looking to Decrease Millage Rate

Stephens County Commissioners hope to look at a proposed budget that would include a slight millage rate decrease. County commissioners met with staff for a two-day budget retreat earlier this week at the Kimsey Environmental Center. Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that following budget discussions, the commission has asked her to put together a proposed budget based of a decrease in […]

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