Georgia PFA’s Open All Week Long

The state of Georgia will now have its Public Fishing Areas open seven days aweek. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division, Georgia Public Fishing Areas are now scheduled to be open every Monday and Tuesday. That started Monday and means that they are open 7 days a week for fishing. The Georgia DNR said that […]

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Authorities Update Labor Day Travel Count

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So far, the Georgia Department of Public Safety is reporting that the Labor Day travel weekend has resulted in seven fatalities on Georgia roadways. One of those accidents was reported to be in Habersham County by state law enforcement officials. The 78-hour Labor Day holiday travel period began at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 2, and ends at midnight on […]

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Lavonia Authorities Capture Murder Suspect

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By Buddy Hardigree, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A man wanted in connection with a murder in South Carolina is in custody after he was arrested Thursday in Lavonia. The shooting occurred in the area of Westminster, South Carolina at around 2 a.m. Thursday. When Oconee County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived at the scene, they found one victim, 50-year-old Steven Gregory Brock […]

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Be Safe on Water This Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day for many marks the unofficial, traditional end of summer and that can mean one last trip to the lake to enjoy the water. With that in mind, the National Safe Boating Council has a number of safety tips it wants people headed out on the water to remember. According to National Safe Boating Council Executive Director Rachel Johnson, […]

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Local Government Reminders for Labor Day

Both Stephens County government offices and Toccoa City Hall are closed today in observance of Labor Day. In the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recycling scheduled to be picked up today will be picked up on Tuesday instead. Commercial garbage will be picked up as usual, but yard waste and other items will not be picked up. The […]

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Stephens Co. Shows Off New Dog Park

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Part of the Stephens County Recreation Department has gone to the dogs. Stephens County and the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Thursday to officially unveil the new “SCentral Bark” dog park at the Stephens County Recreation Department on Rose Lane in Toccoa. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said this was something years in the making and she […]

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One Injured in Easy St. Accident

One person is injured after an accident Thursday in Stephens County. The accident occurred just before 12:30 p.m. on Easy Street, off of U.S. Highway 123 in Stephens County. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, 82-year-old Jefferson Wilbur Minchew of Toccoa was driving a 2004 Chevy Tahoe south on Easy Street negotiating a curve when he […]

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Local Govt. Offices Announce Labor Day Schedule

Local government offices are announcing their schedules for the Labor Day holiday. Both Stephens County government offices and Toccoa City Hall will be closed on Monday in observance of Labor Day. In the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recycling scheduled to be picked up on Monday will be picked up on Tuesday instead. Commercial garbage will be picked […]

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