Local Insurance Agent Holds Ribbon Cutting

A local insurance agent celebrates a growing business and a new location. On Thursday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for J.S. Thomas and Associates. While it has been around for some time now, J.S. Thomas and Associates now has an office location on Remsdale Road at its intersection with Falls Road in Toccoa. Owner Jim […]

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Hydrant Flushing Underway in Toccoa

Hydrant flushing is underway throughout the city of Toccoa water system. The City of Toccoa Water Department said it will be opening fire hydrants throughout the system over the next few weeks. According to city officials, the hydrant flushing began on Sunday and will continue through Thursday, October 27. It will take place between the hours of 9 p.m. and […]

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Stephens Co. Receives Award At Summit

Stephens County is recognized for its work on improving broadband Internet access at a recent conference. Last week, the North Georgia Network held the first Georgia Gigabit Communities Summit in Clarkesville. The summit also included a number of speakers who shared real-world broadband success stories and lessons learned from their own communities. Among those recognized as a Georgia Gigabit Community […]

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IRS Issues Fall Tax Reminders

The Internal Revenue Service is encouraging taxpayers to consider a mid-year tax withholding check-up. According to IRS Spokesman Mark Green, taking a closer look at taxes being withheld can help ensure that the right amount is withheld. Green said that could mean more money in someone’s pocket if too much is being withheld. “A lot of times I get individuals […]

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SCHS Wrestlers Recognized in Publication

Two Stephens County High School wrestlers are on an all-state team heading into the start of wrestling season later this year. The Down Under Sports Association has recently announced its Georgia 2017 Pre-season All-State team. Seniors Corey Kindel and Jay Stowe from Stephens County were both named to the team. Both Kindel and Stowe were state tournament qualifiers last year. […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital Reporting $4 Million Loss

Stephens County Hospital says it lost an estimated $4.2 million in the fiscal year that just ended. Members of the Stephens County Hospital Authority met with Stephens County Commissioners Dean Scarborough and Stanley London, along with Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers on Tuesday to discuss the hospital’s financial state. The hospital’s fiscal year ended on Friday. Stephens County Hospital Authority […]

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Solar Panels Being Added to Stephens Co. Site

More solar panels are going up on land off of Turner Road in Stephens County. According to Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin, United Renewable Energy is putting up a third solar project on the land it first leased, then bought from the Stephens County Development Authority. Martin says the expectation is that the new solar panels will […]

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Humane Shelter Helps Rescue Hall Co. Dogs

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter works with regional partners to help rescue a number of dogs in another county. Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said that the Toccoa shelter recently worked with the Atlanta Humane Society on the rescue of 48 Shelties from a Hall County breeder who could no longer care for the dogs. “I got a call from a […]

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