Oconee Federal Maintains Five-Star Rating

For the 114th consecutive quarter, Oconee Federal Savings and Loan has earned a five-star Superior rating from a national bank rating firm. BauerFinancial recently announced it had given Oconee Federal the five-star rating once again for the most recent quarter. Also, BauerFinancial said that Oconee Federal Savings and Loan has earned a “Best of Bauer” designation because it has maintained […]

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Toccoa Remembers Dr. King

Toccoa and Stephens County mark the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, the annual Interfaith Service took place at Trinity C.M.E. Church in Toccoa. That was followed by the March for Peace, which went from the church to the steps of Toccoa City Hall. At the City Hall steps, this year’s winner of the MLK Essay Contest in […]

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Hospital: Tax Credit Program Going Well

Stephens County Hospital Administrator Lynne Anderson updates the Hospital Authority on the state’s Rural Health Care Tax Credit program. She provided that update at Monday’s monthly meeting of the Authority. Anderson said that the hospital is seeing benefits from the tax credit program and notes there is still time for people to take advantage of the program this year. “We […]

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Oconee May Market Jobs To Toccoa Residents

By Dick Mangrum, WGOG Radio, Walhalla A neighboring county may look to Stephens County for employees moving forward as the economy continues to improve. Oconee County, South Carolina Economic Development Recruiter Richard Blackwell said he senses a return of vibrancy to the economy. He said a case in point is the latest jobless rate in Oconee County, South Carolina which, […]

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Stephens Co. BOE To Meet Today

The Stephens County Board of Education will meet today for its first regular business meeting of 2017. During today’s meeting, the Stephens County Board of Education is expected to select a chair and vice-chair for the board for the year ahead, along with the board attorney. Also, the Board of Education is expected to set its meeting dates for the […]

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Sheriff Issues Scam Alert

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said people in the area should be on the lookout for a scam. According to the sheriff, this scam is currently being perpetrated in northeast Georgia with one business reporting it in Stephens County as of last week. Shirley said that if someone gets a call from someone representing “Georgia Power Company” reporting your power […]

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2017 Ga. Fishing Regulations Now Available

State officials have announced that the new 2017 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide is now available. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division, anglers can find the new 2017 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide both online and in print. The 2017 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide provides helpful information, including color fish identification charts for both […]

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School System Credit Rating Stays Steady

The Stephens County School System receives good news from a credit rating agency. On Thursday, Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey told the Board of Education that Standard and Poor’s had contacted the school system regarding a review of its credit rating based off the information in the recently completed Fiscal Year 2014 audit. Dorsey said that the school system […]

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MLK Events Set for Today in Toccoa

Activities to mark the annual commemoration of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. continue today in Toccoa. Today’s events include the annual Interfaith Service and March for Peace. The Interfaith Service will be at noon today at Trinity C.M.E. Church in Toccoa with the March for Peace starting at 2 p.m. today in front of Trinity C.M.E. Church […]

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