Charges Pending in Wednesday Accident

Charges are still pending on a Wednesday three-vehicle accident in Stephens County. It occurred at 5:44 p.m. on Georgia Highway 17 at its intersection with Eastanollee By-pass. That is in front of the Eastanollee Volunteer Fire Department. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, a 2007 Ford Edge driven by 57-year-old Jackie Leigh Smith of Carnesville was […]

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TFC Graduation This Weekend

This weekend is graduation weekend at Toccoa Falls College. The annual Baccalaureate will be tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Grace Chapel and Performing Arts Center. Meanwhile, graduation for TFC will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m., also at Grace Chapel and Performing Arts Center. This year’s Baccalaureate speaker is Dr. Henry Blackaby. Dr. Blackaby is the founder and president emeritus of […]

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Help Stamp Out Hunger Saturday

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Local letter carriers are asking for the public’s help this weekend in the fight to “stamp out hunger.” On Saturday, letter carriers are holding the 24th annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive. The National Association of Letter Carriers organizes the food drive each year across America and locally, letter carriers in Toccoa, Martin, and Eastanollee will participate once again this […]

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Wednesday Afternoon Accident Results In Injuries

An accident on Wednesday afternoon sends multiple people to the hospital. It occurred on Georgia Highway 17 in front of the Eastanollee Volunteer Fire Department. Reports indicate that the accident was a head-on collision where at least one person had to be extricated from a vehicle. According to first responders on the scene, some of those involved in the accident […]

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DA Now Has Report on Inmate Death

A Georgia Bureau of Investigation report on the death of an inmate at the Stephens County Jail is now in the hands of the District Attorney. Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney George Christian said that his office received a copy of the report from the GBI into the death of 24-year-old Barry J. Mullinax on Tuesday. The 24-year-old Mullinax, who […]

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Collins Meets With Windstream CEO

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia U.S. Congressman Doug Collins is calling a meeting Monday with Windstream officials a step in the right direction. Recently, Collins sent another letter to Windstream CEO Tony Thomas to follow up on previous concerns and emphasize the growing number of complaints his office continues to receive from dissatisfied Windstream customers in Northeast Georgia. Collins […]

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Prescribed Burns Announced

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Forest Service officials said that two controlled burns are planned for today in the area. Both will take place in the Lake Russell Wildlife Management Area. One is in the area of Allen Mountain and will total about 50 acres. The other is in the area of the check-in station and will total about 300 acres Residents of Stephens County […]

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Parvo Hits Humane Shelter

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A Parvo outbreak is again keeping the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter from accepting dogs into the shelter for at least the next two weeks. Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said that several puppies taken into the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter on April 29 have tested positive for the highly contagious Canine Parvo virus that can be fatal to young animals. Roberts […]

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