Georgia DNR Offers License Auto-Renew Program

Georgia residents can now set their hunting and fishing licenses to automatically renew. That is according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, which said it has a new license auto-renew system. According to the DNR, it works by people going to GoOutdoorsGeorgia.com and logging into their account. Then, the DNR said people need to activate the switch next to […]

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Stephens Co. Commissioners Up Pay Raise Proposal for Some Employees

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Some Stephens County employees are set to receive an even larger pay increase after county commissioners made some changes to the proposed Fiscal Year 2017 budget. Commissioners met Thursday at the Toccoa-Stephens County Airport to again discuss the proposed budget. Under the changes made Thursday to the proposed budget, Stephens County employees who make $15 or less an hour are […]

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Stephens Co. Man to be Honored in Washington This Weekend

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A Stephens County man is among hundreds that will be recognized posthumously this weekend in Washington, D.C. Donald Norris of Toccoa is among a large group of veterans that will be recognized Saturday at a ceremony for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s “In Memory” program. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Director of Communications Heidi Zimmerman said Saturday’s event will honor a […]

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Man Wanted in Hart Co. Captured in Franklin Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A suspect on the run from Hart County authorities is captured in Franklin County. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas says Zach Carey was captured early Wednesday morning after being on the run for over a week. Carey was wanted on an outstanding family violence and kidnapping warrant out of Hart County and was considered […]

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Truett McConnell Nursing Program Receives Accreditation

Truett McConnell University’s Division of Nursing is now fully accredited. Earlier this month, the school received notice that the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education granted full accreditation for the nursing program at Truett-McConnell. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, CCNE is a national accreditation agency that ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs […]

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Trio Arrested After Traffic Stop

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Three people face drug charges after a traffic stop over the weekend. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that a Sheriff’s deputy was on routine patrol Saturday night, June 11, when they performed a traffic stop on a vehicle for improper vehicle registration in the area of Georgia Highway 17 and Alfred Camp Road. Shirley said that the vehicle displayed […]

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Foothills Aviation Files FAA Complaint

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A dispute continues between the Toccoa-Stephens County Airport Authority and a long-time tenant at the airport. Foothills Aviation has filed a Part 13 complaint against the Airport Authority with the Federal Aviation Administration. According to a letter from the FAA to the city of Toccoa and Stephens County, Foothills Aviation alleged that the Toccoa-Stephens County Airport Authority is in violation […]

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Service Agreement For Emergency Equipment Approved

After initially delaying a final decision, Stephens County will enter into an annual service agreement with Motorola Solutions for the county’s emergency communications. Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners voted 3-2 to enter into the agreement. County commissioners had delayed a vote on the agreement at their previous meeting in May. Commission Chair Dennis Bell said that he had questions over some […]

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Hayestone-Brady Signage for New Hwy. 17 Moving Along

Work is moving forward on new signage for the Hayestone-Brady Business Park that will front the park along the new, four-lane Georgia Highway 17. Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin said that the SCDA board discussed the new signage that will be at the intersection of Hammerstone Drive and the new Highway 17 at its meeting last Thursday. […]

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