Watch Out for Deer-Car Collisions

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Georgia wildlife officials are urging people to be on the lookout for deer when driving this Fall. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, this is a peak time for deer activity and movement, which makes it also a peak time for deer-car collisions. State Deer Biologist Charlie Killmaster said there are two main reasons drivers may see more […]

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Drought Affecting WMA’s, Says Ga. DNR

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Extreme drought conditions continue to effect northeast Georgia. Smoke from wildfires in North Carolina made its way to the region Sunday, noticeable to those in Stephens County. Meanwhile, there is a campfire restriction on multiple Georgia Wildlife Management Areas, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. That means that until further notice, hunters and visitors to […]

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No Voting Today for Tuesday Election

Just a reminder, there is no early voting today at the Stephens County Registrar’s Office. Early voting for Tuesday’s election ended at 5 p.m. on Friday. Those who have not voted or requested and received a paper, mail-in absentee ballot will have to wait to vote until Tuesday on Election Day at the Stephens County Senior Center on Rose Lane […]

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GBI Announces Child Exploitation Arrests

A Habersham County man is among those arrested during a multi-state operation targeting those who allegedly sexually exploit children by using the Internet. “Operation Southern Impact” involved law enforcement agencies from Georgia and Alabama, according to a press release from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The GBI said 17 people were arrested in Georgia during this operation, including 34-year-old Daniel […]

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Retired Cornelia Police Chief On State Committee

Retired Cornelia Police Chief Rick Darby will serve on a nominating committee to select the next Advocate for the state’s Office of Child Advocate. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal issued an executive order naming that nominating committee last week. According to the executive order, the nominating committee is tasked with considering candidates and recommending at least three individuals for the position […]

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Amnesty Day for Trash Saturday in Stephens Co.

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Stephens County residents have an opportunity to dump their junk for free this weekend. Saturday is Amnesty Day in Stephens County. On Saturday, Stephens County residents have the opportunity to dump trash like furniture, mattresses, carpet, toys, grills, appliances and more. This is a joint effort of Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful and Stephens County. Tim Hale is with Keep Toccoa-Stephens […]

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Change Clocks Back One Hour Saturday Night

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It’s time to fall back this weekend and change those clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday night as we go back to standard time on Sunday. Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said that while you change those clocks, it is also a good time to change the batteries in your smoke alarms. “It is […]

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Early Voting Ends Today

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Today is the last day to vote early for Tuesday’s election across Georgia. That includes Stephens County, where County Registrar Bill Cochran said polls are open today at the Registrar’s Office in downtown Toccoa. “Just come to the old Courthouse Annex at 12 West Tugalo Street, across from the historic courthouse,” said Cochran. “We will be open from 8 a.m. […]

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Gallop of the Ghouls Went Well, Say Organizers

Organizers said the fourth annual “Gallop of the Ghouls” last weekend was a success. Last Saturday’s race on Tugalo Street in downtown Toccoa raised money for the Open Arms Clinic in Stephens County. Runners, both2-legged and 4-legged ran and/or walked the 5K course down Tugalo Street toward the airport. Some came in costume and others just came to support a […]

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