U.S. House Candidates Speak At Forum

Candidates for the 9th District U.S. House seat in northeast Georgia face off in a town hall meeting. All five men running as Republicans for the 9th District seat spoke to voters at the Schaefer Center during Thursday’s town hall meeting sponsored by AM 630 WNEG and the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce. Incumbent Congressman Doug Collins said that he […]

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State Senate Candidates Appear At Forum

Stephens County hears from the candidates for the 50th State Senate District. Incumbent John Wilkinson and challenger Roy Benifield both appeared at Thursday’s town hall at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. Wilkinson said his main goal is to make Georgia a great place to do business. He said part of that is making sure that the state’s education system […]

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D.A. Candidates Speak At Forum

The candidates running to be Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney appear in Toccoa. Both George Christian and Bruce Russell, Jr. were at Thursday’s Chamber of Commerce and AM 630 WNEG Town Hall meeting Thursday at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. Christian touted his experience as a state and federal prosecutor as one of his biggest strengths. “You need to […]

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Community Wellness Walk Set for Monday

A local group of health and wellness professionals is organizing a series of community walks to get the community active. Family Connection of Stephens County Coordinator Allyson Warren said the first walk is set for this Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Stephens County Recreation Department Rose Lane Complex. Warren said the idea for the walks grew out of conversations […]

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Corps Cleanup Coming Up at Lake Hartwell

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hartwell Project Office and Lake Hartwell Association will kick off the annual Lake Hartwell Clean Up Green Up initiative in conjunction with Earth Day from April 16 to April 23. Organizers said the cleanup campaign allows those who care about Hartwell Lake to show their appreciation by helping to keep it pristine. Volunteers are […]

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Grand Jury Issues Several Indictments

A Toccoa woman faces a charge of Homicide by Vehicle in the First Degree after she was indicted this week by a Stephens County grand jury. This week, the Stephens County grand jury indicted Kimberly Heather Bachelor of Madden Drive in Toccoa on charges of Homicide by Vehicle in the First Degree, Driving Under the Influence, and Failure to Maintain […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Continues Sign Ordinance Discussions

Stephens County Commissioners say they want to meet with a citizens’ committee that has been looking at the possibility of a sign ordinance for the county. On Tuesday, the county commission again discussed the sign ordinance. Commissioners were presented with more information and research regarding the sign ordinance from neighboring counties and the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute. They […]

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Stephens Co. Recreation Department To Add Dog Park

Part of the Stephens County Recreation Department appears to be headed to the dogs. On Tuesday, the Stephens County Commission unanimously approved a motion to provide a dog park at the Recreation Department on Rose Lane and approved a fencing bid for the park by Toccoa Winsupply in the amount of $6,225. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said this is […]

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Indians Shut Out Monroe Area

Sophomore right-hander Zack Boyd tossed a one-hitter Wednesday as the Stephens County Indian baseball team blanked the Monroe Area Purple Hurricanes in five innings, 10-0, at the Reservation in Region 8-AAAA baseball play. Boyd struck out six and allowed just one fly ball out on the mound. He also had three hits at the plate and drove in a run. […]

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