BBB Offers Holiday Giving Tips

As the holiday season continues, the calls for donations will be on the rise. With that in mind, the Better Business Bureau is urging people to give wisely this holiday season. Northeast Georgia Better Business Bureau President Fred Elsberry says people should be very careful when considering where to donate their money all year round, not just during the holidays. […]

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SCHS Swept By White Co. In Basketball

  White County sweeps Stephens County in weeknight basketball. Tuesday, the Indians and Lady Indians made the trip west to Cleveland for games against the Warriors and Lady Warriors. In the girls’ game, Stephens County shot under 20 percent from the field in a 34-22 loss to White County. The Lady Indians did not score more than seven points in […]

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New Chamber of Commerce Director Named

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce names its new President. Monday, The Chamber announced the selection of Julie Paysen as the new Chamber President in a press release. Paysen replaces Wendi Bailey, who retired in August after serving as Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce President for nearly eight years. Paysen’s first day on the job was Monday. Most recently, Paysen served […]

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Topic of SCHS Cat Castration Case Comes Up at Shelter Board Meeting

Teachers, parents, students, and others supporting Stephens County High School Agriculture Teacher Daniel Hebert make their feelings known to the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Board. The shelter board met Monday at Toccoa City Hall. Hebert was summoned to appear in Stephens County Magistrate Court this month on two counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty for reportedly castrating two cats during an […]

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Humane Shelter Director’s Contract Extended

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Board gives Shelter Director Jeff Roberts a one-year extension. Shelter Board Chair Stanley London made the announcement Monday. He said the one-year extension of Roberts’ contract came by a 5-1 vote, with board member Joan Allen voting “no.” “I think right now, he is just getting things worked out from the previous situations we have […]

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More Charges Possible in Fatal SR 77 Ext. Wreck

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia More charges could be leveled against the driver who plowed head on into a family vehicle Friday, killing a Franklin County couple and their 5-year old daughter. Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland said Monday that Marco Hernandez remains hospitalized from injuries he received from the wreck. The wreck happened at about 3:30 p.m. Friday on […]

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NGTC Announces GOAL Semi-Finalists

North Georgia Technical College is announcing the semi-finalists for this year’s Georgia Occupational Award for Leadership, or GOAL Award, at the school. The GOAL Program is designed to spotlight outstanding achievement by students in the Georgia Technical College System and to emphasize the importance of technical education in today’s global workplace. GOAL candidates are nominated by an instructor and must […]

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17 Killed Over Thanksgiving Holiday On Ga. Highways

The Georgia Department of Public Safety is reporting 17 traffic fatalities over the Thanksgiving holiday travel period. This year’s 102-hour Thanksgiving holiday travel period began at 6 p.m. Wednesday and ended at midnight Sunday. One of those fatal wrecks occurred Friday afternoon in Hart County and killed three members of a Franklin County family. The accident occurred on State Route […]

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