Ga. DOT Announces Routine Maintenance

A Georgia Department of Transportation crew is scheduled to mow rights of way alongside State Route 145 in Stephens County this week. According to the DOT, the shoulder of the road will be closed as that work occurs. DOT crews are planning work in other area counties this week as well. In Franklin County, a crew is scheduled to seal […]

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Toccoa Dedicates Historic Plaque

The city of Toccoa is once again honoring a number of buildings in the downtown area with historic plaques. City officials and others gathered Thursday to dedicate the first historic plaque of this year’s series of ten plaques at the Harper’s Row building on Doyle Street. Harper’s Row is comprised of four storefronts that were modified in the 1930’s for […]

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Indians Battle Hard In Close Loss To Elbert

The Stephens County Indian football team fights hard, but comes up just short in a thriller in Toccoa. Down 15 points entering the fourth quarter, Stephens County scored two touchdowns, but could not convert a two-point conversion and were later stopped on fourth down with under two minutes to go as Elbert County escaped the Reservation with a 35-33 win. […]

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Rebels Shut Out Jefferson

Stephens County Middle School’s football team picks up its first win of the year. The Rebels shut out Jefferson at the Reservation Thursday night 14-0. Jaquarian Scott had a six-yard touchdown run in the first quarter for Stephens County. Then in the third quarter, Donovan Curry had a 23-yard touchdown run to make it 12-0 in favor of the Rebels. […]

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Ginger and Co. Holds Ribbon Cutting

A local salon holds a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday for Ginger and Company Salon in downtown Toccoa. Ginger Sheriff owns Ginger and Company Salon. She said they offer a number of different services for people. “We are a full-service family salon,” said Sheriff. “We do organic facials, massages, […]

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Lavonia Working on Cleaning Up Blighted Properties

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The City of Lavonia is continuing its campaign to clean up blighted properties. At a recent regular city council meeting, city manager Gary Fesperman said his office notified eight property owners regarding their deteriorated houses and buildings. Fesperman said the city has targeted numerous properties within the city to see if it can get […]

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Police Blotter

The Toccoa Police Department responded to a Falls Road business in reference to a reported theft this week. On Monday, a woman told an officer that while she was working, someone took $600 or $700 out of her purse. Meanwhile, the Police Department also responded to a Nassau Street residence last weekend in reference to a report of a bicycle […]

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