Toccoa Clinic Officially Joins NGPG

The Toccoa Clinic has officially joined the Northeast Georgia Physicians Group. Everything became official on Tuesday. The Northeast Georgia Physicians Group is the multi-specialty physicians group of Northeast Georgia Health System, the parent organization of Northeast Georgia Medical Center. It has more than 250 physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, midwives, and other clinical staff representing more than 20 specialties at […]

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Chain Reaction Accident Sends Car Into Home

An accident in Toccoa over the weekend damages multiple vehicles and a house. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said it happened at about 1 p.m. on Sunday. He said officers were dispatched to the intersection of South Pond and Williams streets in Toccoa in reference to a three-car motor vehicle accident. “When officers arrived, they found a 2005 Chrysler 300 […]

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Collins, Black Gather In Lavonia With Farmers

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Local leaders and farmers gather to pray for an end to the drought. 9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins, Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, 50th District State Senator John Wilkinson, and other local officials met with local farmers Monday morning at the train depot in Lavonia for a question and answer and prayer session. […]

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Home Heating Assistance Sign-ups Underway

Home heating help for the elderly and homebound is now available in Stephens County through Ninth District Opportunity. Sign-ups started Tuesday for those households in which every member is age 65 or older or is homebound due to health reasons. Eligibility for the program is based on the income of all household members and all eligible households must be responsible […]

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Second Movie to Film in Toccoa

A film production company is making a return visit to film a second movie in Toccoa. INSP Films has announced that it will film its newest movie, “County Line,” in Stephens County. This is the same company that filmed the movie “Heritage Falls” in Toccoa earlier this year. Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce President Julie Paysen said it is an […]

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Two Plead in Stephens Co. Superior Court

Two former Stephens County school system employees plead guilty to charges involving crimes against minors. First, 51-year-old Robert Anthony Daniel pleaded guilty to one count of Cruelty to Children in the First Degree on Monday. He entered what is called an “Alford plea.” Under an Alford plea, a defendant does not admit guilt, but acknowledges that enough evidence may exist […]

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September Unemployment Figures Released

September figures from the Georgia Department of Labor show more people employed and a larger labor force in Stephens County. According to those numbers, Stephens County had a preliminary unemployment rate for September of 6 percent. That is one-tenth of a percentage point above the revised unemployment rate for August, which was 5.9 percent, and for September 2015, which was […]

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Toccoa Costume Parade Winners Announced

The winners are in for this year’s Toccoa Costume Parade. They are as follows: Age 2 and Under First Place – Chaylei Carter for “Mickey Mouse” Second Place – Nolan Taylor for “Mechanic Tool Man Taylor” Third Place – Adalynn Ramsey for “Circus Elephant” Age 3 First Place – Benjamin Caudell and Hadley Rickman for “Fireman and Dalmation” Second Place […]

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Nobody Seriously Hurt in Monday Accident

Nobody was seriously hurt in an accident Monday on the Toccoa By-pass in Stephens County. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, it involved two vehicles and took place at the intersection of the By-pass and Cawthon Road. Shirley said one of the vehicles overturned and the driver of the overturned vehicle was entrapped. He said paramedics and first responders […]

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