Fox Tests Positive for Rabies

Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said that a fox that was killed last week in Stephens County did test positive for rabies. Roberts said that the fox was found on West Currahee Street near the old Toccoa Casket Company property. According to Roberts, a woman was attacked by the fox and bit before people nearby killed the fox. […]

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Details Provided On Fox Incident

A woman is recovering after being bitten by a fox earlier this week. Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Director Jeff Roberts says that it happened on West Currahee Street near the old Toccoa Casket Company property. Roberts says the woman was attacked by the fox and bit before people nearby killed the fox. He says the fox was sent off for […]

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Quota Hunt Application Deadline Nearing, Says DNR

People looking to participate in a deer quota hunt this fall need to take the time soon to fill out an online quota application. That’s according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. The DNR says those applications must be received before midnight September 1. Deer quota opportunities include hunts on wildlife management areas and state park […]

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USDA Visits Madison Co. Sprayer Operation

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia U.S. Department of Agriculture officials say they are impressed with a disinfecting sprayer system for vehicles entering and leaving poultry farms that was developed by a Lavonia businessman. Officials with the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Atlanta office were in Madison County recently to view the system first-hand and to see how […]

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Downtown Building Owner Posts Sign Over Weekend

A downtown building owner uses some weekend signage to voice frustration. On Saturday afternoon, a sign went up on the front of a building owned by Robert Crumley in downtown Toccoa, the former Green’s Department Store at 26 Doyle Street. The sign said “No Welcome Mat in Toccoa.” When reached this week about the sign, Crumley said only that the […]

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Stephens Co. Releases Initial Enrollment Numbers

Some initial enrollment numbers are out for the start of the year in the Stephens County school system. According to numbers released by the school system, Stephens County High School had 1175 students, Stephens County Middle School had 901 students in 6th through 8th grade, while the 5th Grade Academy has 293 students. Moving to the elementary schools, Toccoa Elementary […]

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