Stephens Co. Hosts Animal Cruelty Class for Law Enforcement

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A course on animal cruelty and fighting investigations brings about a dozen law enforcement agencies to Stephens County. The Stephens County Marshal’s Office, Toccoa-Stephens County Animal Control Department, and Humane Society of the United States put on the course Wednesday at the Stephens County Senior Center in Toccoa. Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said the course covered a […]

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Indian Football Opens Region Play Tonight

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Stephens County opens Region 8-AAAA football play tonight on the road. The Indians are making the trip this evening to metro Atlanta to take on St. Pius. This marks the first regular-season meeting ever between the two teams. They did scrimmage each other a few years ago in the pre-season. Stephens County enters region play with a 4-1 overall record […]

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Fire Safety Festival Saturday

An annual fire safety festival is again scheduled for this weekend. People First of Stephens County will hold its annual Fire Safety Festival on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Emory Johnson Park in Toccoa. According to People First Supporter Jeraldine Hayes, this year’s event will be very similar to those of past years. “Providing an opportunity for […]

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Sports Car Racer Arrested in Banks County

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A well-known sports car racer is facing charges of public indecency in Banks County. 37-year old Lucas Luhr was charged early Tuesday after allegedly urinating in a public parking lot in Banks Crossing. Luhr is a German BMW factory racing driver, currently competing for BMW and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in the GTLM category […]

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Local Insurance Agent Holds Ribbon Cutting

A local insurance agent celebrates a growing business and a new location. On Thursday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for J.S. Thomas and Associates. While it has been around for some time now, J.S. Thomas and Associates now has an office location on Remsdale Road at its intersection with Falls Road in Toccoa. Owner Jim […]

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Hydrant Flushing Underway in Toccoa

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Hydrant flushing is underway throughout the city of Toccoa water system. The City of Toccoa Water Department said it will be opening fire hydrants throughout the system over the next few weeks. According to city officials, the hydrant flushing began on Sunday and will continue through Thursday, October 27. It will take place between the hours of 9 p.m. and […]

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Stephens Co. Receives Award At Summit

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Stephens County is recognized for its work on improving broadband Internet access at a recent conference. Last week, the North Georgia Network held the first Georgia Gigabit Communities Summit in Clarkesville. The summit also included a number of speakers who shared real-world broadband success stories and lessons learned from their own communities. Among those recognized as a Georgia Gigabit Community […]

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IRS Issues Fall Tax Reminders

The Internal Revenue Service is encouraging taxpayers to consider a mid-year tax withholding check-up. According to IRS Spokesman Mark Green, taking a closer look at taxes being withheld can help ensure that the right amount is withheld. Green said that could mean more money in someone’s pocket if too much is being withheld. “A lot of times I get individuals […]

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