Whispering Pines to Close For SR 17 Construction

Local officials are warning drivers about an upcoming area road closure. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers announced this week that she had received notification from C.W. Matthews that Whispering Pines Road would be closed on March 18 as required to complete the State Route 17 construction project. Ayers said she was told that the detour would be via Hickory Log […]

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Qualifying Still Going on for Local Races

The third day of qualifying in Stephens County brought no additional candidates into the fold for local races. Nobody has qualified for any county office since Tuesday afternoon. Qualifying continues today until 5 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to noon at the Stephens County Registrar’s Office, located in the Stephens County Courthouse Annex on Tugalo Street in downtown Toccoa. […]

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County Looks At Road Work Priorities

Stephens County is preparing for another road paving season. On Tuesday, the Stephens County Commission unanimously approved a road proposal alternative for 2016. The commission was presented with a number of choices that were put together by staff and the county’s Roads and Bridges committee. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that what commissioners approved on Tuesday will be the […]

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Stephens Co. Purchases Dump Trucks

Stephens County road crews will get some new dump trucks to help them do their job. Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners unanimously approved a motion to purchase two 2016 Freightliner tandem dump trucks and a 2016 Freightliner single axle dump truck. According to Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers, the dump trucks that the county is currently using are very old. “Their […]

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Jamieson Requests Goodwill Building for Open Arms Clinic

Former State Representative and current Toccoa City Commissioner Jeanette Jamieson is asking Stephens County to donate a vacant industrial building to the Open Arms Clinic. Jamieson spoke to Stephens County Commissioners on Tuesday about the Goodwill Building on Clary Connector in Eastanollee. That building recently became vacant and available when Goodwill Industries consolidated its operations in northeast Georgia in Cornelia. […]

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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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