USDA To Conduct Survey in Ga., Neighboring States

Officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture will spend the first two weeks of this month surveying thousands of farmers in Georgia and surrounding states to gain insight on the year in agriculture. The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, or NASS, will survey farmers in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, and Florida to get a clear indication of the production and […]

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Stephens Co. Unemployment Figures Out for April

The latest figures from the Georgia Department of Labor show a drop in Stephens County’s unemployment rate in April. According to those numbers, Stephens County had a preliminary unemployment rate of 6.5 percent in April. That is four-tenths of a percentage point lower than the revised rate for March, which was 6.9 percent, and two-tenths of a percentage point lower […]

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Stephens Co. To Mark Memorial Day Saturday

Stephens County’s annual Memorial Day observance is coming up Saturday in Toccoa. The Toccoa Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4346, American Legion Post 104, and Marine Corps League Detachment 1303 are hosting this year’s ceremony on Saturday at the VFW Post on West Savannah Street in Toccoa. It will start at 11 a.m. Saturday. Rick Hack with the Toccoa VFW […]

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AM 630 WNEG Names Active Senior of Year

AM 630 WNEG names our Active Senior of the Year. Thursday, Emily Cash was named the Active Senior of the Year at the WNEG Senior Expo on Thursday at the Rose Lane Recreation Complex. Cash said she is honored to win the award. “I feel like I am not worthy, but thank you so much for the great honor,” said […]

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Non-Profit Holding Benefit Concert on Saturday

A non-profit organization will hold a benefit concert this weekend in downtown Toccoa. The organization is called “HEAL,” or “Helping Enable Another’s Life.” Executive Director Debra Fine said the goal of “HEAL” is to help veterans and soldiers returning from the battlefield integrate back into society. “The hopes are to be able to bring in complementary alternative medicines, along with […]

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Stephens Co. Convenience Sites To Remain Unchanged

Stephens County will not make any changes to its trash convenience sites. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers made that announcement Wednesday. Ayers said that the commission had considered holding a town hall meeting to gauge opinion on changing how the county operates its convenience sites. Possibilities had including closing some convenience sites or privatizing their operations, among others. However, Ayers said […]

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Stephens Gets “Blue Star”

Stephens County gets a blue star. Wednesday, local officials and others gathered in front of the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa to unveil and dedicate a Blue Star Memorial Marker in Toccoa and Stephens County. The Blue Star Memorial Marker program honors veterans and current and future members of the Armed Forces by placing markers on highways, as well […]

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