Stephens Co. Unemployment Goes Up in July

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Stephens County sees a jump in its unemployment rate in the month of July. According to figures released last week from the state Labor Department, Stephens County had a preliminary July unemployment rate of 6.6 percent, up six-tenths of a percentage point from June’s 6 percent. The July rate in Stephens County was three-tenths of a percentage point lower than […]

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IRS Warns of Student Tax Scam

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Now that school is back in session, the Internal Revenue Service is warning college students of a new kind of scam designed to get their money and their personal information. The IRS said impersonators are calling students pretending to be from the agency and demanding that they wire money immediately to pay a “federal […]

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Church To Continue Renting Schaefer Center

A local church will continue to use the Schaefer Center for the next year. On Friday, the Toccoa Downtown Development Authority unanimously approved a lease for Crosstown Church to use the Schaefer Center for 2017. DDA members had tabled the matter previously at their last meeting on August 12. Toccoa DDA Chair Clint Sanders said that some of the DDA […]

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Local Umpire Calls LLWS Title Game

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Local Little League umpire Brian Henry works the Little League World Series championship game. Henry, a volunteer umpire for the Toccoa Little League with 20 years of experience, is one of the members of the umpire crew that is working the tournament and on Sunday, he called the balls and strikes behind home plate for the championship game of the […]

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Schaefer Center Marquee Lights Up

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Downtown Toccoa officially lights up the new Ritz Theatre marquee at the Schaefer Center. City and state officials, local residents, and others gathered Thursday evening in front of the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa to turn on the new marquee that graces the front of the building. Toccoa Mayor Evan Hellenga said that the renovations of the Schaefer Center, including […]

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Drought Conditions Still Easing in NE Ga.

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Drought conditions continue to lessen in Stephens County. The latest drought monitor report released Thursday shows that much of Stephens County has moved out of severe drought and is now in moderate drought. Southern areas of Stephens County near the Franklin and Banks County lines remain in severe drought. Also, parts of Franklin County, Banks County, and southern Habersham County […]

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