Two Arrested for Downtown Burglary

Two people face charges after an alleged burglary in Toccoa. Officers from the Toccoa Police Department were called to a home on the 100 block of East Doyle Street in downtown Toccoa just before noon on Tuesday. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, it was a vacant house and one of the property owners arrived and discovered two people […]

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Second Day of Qualifying Complete

Day Two of qualifying for local and state races brings more candidates into the races. At the county level, Chris Stephens qualified for re-election to his post as Coroner and Jim Ledford qualified for re-election to his seat on the Stephens County Board of Education. Both Stephens and Ledford qualified as Republicans. Moving to the state level, incumbent John Wilkinson […]

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Lavonia Chamber Getting New Space

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Lavonia Chamber of Commerce will soon have a new space to call home. Chamber officials in Lavonia said they are moving their offices from Grogan Street to a store front next to the Gazebo on Main Street. Lavonia Chamber member Al Goldsmith was at the new office space, formerly a clothing store, Monday. […]

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Prescribed Burn Announced

A prescribed burn is scheduled for today in the area. The U.S. Forest Service said it is planning a prescribed burn in the Lake Russell WMA to start at about 10 a.m. today and last through 4 or 5 p.m. Officials said there could be residual smoke for an hour or two after that. According to the Forest Service, the […]

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Busy Day One For Qualifying

A number of local candidates have thrown their hat in the ring for races in Stephens County. As of 4 p.m., there are two races that are currently contested. One is the sheriff’s race, where Republican incumbent Randy Shirley is being challenged by Republican Jim Davis. The other is Post 2 of the Stephens County Commision, where Republican incumbent Debbie Whitlock […]

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IRS Tax Season Going Well, Says Agency

Tax season is well underway and the Internal Revenue Service says that electronically filed tax returns are on track in Georgia. IRS Spokesman Mark Green said that more Georgians have filed in the early part of this tax season than in the past and more people are using electronic filing. “Thus far, we have received well over 2 million returns,” […]

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Stephens Co. Commission To Meet Today

Stephens County Commissioners will meet later this morning for a regularly scheduled meeting. The County Commission will meet at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Commissioners will start with a planning and zoning public hearing with a request for a variance request on property setbacks for a property at 3070 Big […]

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