Area Wendy’s Affected by Cyber Attack Earlier This Year

The Wendy’s fast food corporation says that the Toccoa franchise location was among those nationwide affected by the cyber attack that struck thousands of Wendy’s locations nationwide. Earlier this year, Wendy’s first reported unusual payment card activity affecting some franchise-owned restaurants and then it determined that malware had been located in the system and disabled. Wendy’s said that the cyber […]

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Oconee Federal Named “Best of Bauer”

An area financial institution has received recognition from a bank rating firm. BauerFinancial Inc. has announced that Oconee Federal Savings and Loan has once again achieved “Best of Bauer” status for earning and maintaining its highest, five-star rating for 25 continuous years or longer. According to Bauer, Oconee Federal Savings and Loan excels in a number of areas, including capital, […]

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Interviews Start for BOE Vacancy

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The Stephens County Board of Education begins interviewing candidates to fill the seat left open by the resignation of Jeff Webb from the board earlier this year. Webb resigned from the board back in April. Board of Education members heard from three of the seven candidates vying for the seat at a called meeting Thursday. First up was Patricia Chism. […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Sets Millage Rate

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The Stephens County Board of Education finalizes its millage rate recommendation for this coming tax year. On Thursday, the school board voted unanimously to recommend a millage rate of 18.3 mills for the school system for 2016. That is 1.45 mills lower than last year’s tax rate for the school system of 19.75 mills. Also, it is lower by one-tenth […]

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Currahee Farmer and Artisan Market Set for Saturday

An annual summertime event returns to the Currahee Club this weekend. Saturday is the 4th annual Currahee Farmer and Artisan Market on the grand lawn of the Currahee Amenity Campus at the Currahee Club in Stephens County. The Currahee Club is partnering with the Stephens County Farmers Market, Currahee Artists Guild, local businesses, and artisans for the event again this […]

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Toccoa Turtle Race Saturday

The Boys and Girls Club of Toccoa-Stephens County is hosting the first Toccoa Turtle Race. Adopt your rubber turtle and come see it race at Toccoa Falls College on July 9th. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will also be music, food, and festivities for children. Each turtle costs $5 to adopt and if your turtle […]

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Storms Bring Little Rain Thursday

Storms did move through the area last night and bring some thunder, lightning, and wind. As far as rain goes, the storm dumped only 0.03 inches on downtown Toccoa. Meanwhile, the latest drought monitor shows that Stephens County remains in a state of “severe drought,” with “extreme drought” conditions found just to the south in much of Franklin County and […]

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Liquid Meth Found At Traffic Stop

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A traffic stop leads to the first arrest in Stephens County for a new type of methamphetamine. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said it started on June 28 when deputies of the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office Crime Supression Unit were engaged in a proactive patrol of the Easy Street area. Shirley said during that patrol, deputies stopped a red Nissan […]

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