Stephens Co. Commission To Meet Today

Stephens County Commissioners will hold a regularly scheduled meeting later today. The county commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. County commissioners will begin with a work session to discuss items on the meeting agenda, while the actual business meeting where commissioners vote on agenda items as […]

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Two Injured in Thursday Motorcycle Accident

An accident last week in Toccoa ended up sending two people to Stephens County Hospital with injuries. It occurred Thursday just after 11 a.m. at the intersection of Big A Road and Tugalo Street. According to a report on file with the Toccoa Police Department, a 1995 Harley XL 883 driven by Levey Simpson Green, age unlisted of Stonewall Court […]

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Ribbon Cutting Held for New Lavonia NGCU Office

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The North Georgia Credit Union is celebrating 75 years of service to the community with the grand opening of its new offices in Lavonia. Doors officially opened earlier this month for customers, but last Thursday local leaders, Credit Union board members and employees along with members of the Lavonia DDA and Chamber cut the […]

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Shirley Warns Of Skimming At Gas Station Pumps

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley is warning area residents about a problem that a couple of area residents have already fallen victim to after traveling that could make its way to this area. Shirley said his office received the reports recently from two individuals who fell victim to skimming at gas station pumps. “We had two individuals that reported to […]

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March Unemployment Figures Released for Stephens Co.

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Preliminary March figures from the Georgia Department of Labor show good news for Stephens County. Figures released last week indicate Stephens County saw its unemployment rate drop in March to 5.8 percent. That is down four-tenths of a percentage point from February, when the unemployment rate was 6.2 percent, and it is also down 1.1 percentage points from March 2015, […]

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Toccoa City Commissioners To Meet Today

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The Toccoa City Commission will hold a regularly scheduled meeting later today. They are scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. Today’s meeting agenda includes just a couple of items. First, Toccoa City Commissioners are scheduled to consider a lease agreement with the Rapids Futbol Club. Second, city commissioners are slated to consider facility renovations to the […]

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Weekend Accident Injures Two Children


An accident in Stephens County injures two children. It occurred Saturday night on U.S. Highway 123, near Red Rock Road. Crews were on the scene after 9 p.m. responding to the wreck. Reports indicate that two children were airlifted from the scene as a result of injuries suffered in the accident. The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the wreck. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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O’Dell Urges Franklin Co. School System To Keep Moving Forward

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County School Superintendent Dr. Ruth O’Dell is encouraging teachers, staff and parents not to let the momentum of what has been achieved over the past nine years stop. In her final presentation to the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, O’Dell stepped away from her usual presentation outlining goals and statistics and instead […]

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BBB Offers Tips for Giving To Ecuador Earthquake Relief

With hundreds killed and thousands injured by the devastating earthquake in Ecuador, generous Americans are already seeking ways to support those in need through donations. However, the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance has advised donors to avoid being taken advantage of by questionable solicitations or wasting their money on poorly managed relief efforts. BBB Wise Giving Alliance President and […]

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