Georgia Starting Up “Leaf Watch” Website

Georgia State Parks is again offering its online “Leaf Watch” website to help both residents and travelers keep track of the state’s Fall color. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources said that beginning in October, regular updates will keep travelers posted on how Fall color is progressing across the state. According to the DNR, the peak color in Georgia usually […]

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New Deer Rut Map Available

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division says it has recently updated the statewide deer rut map. DNR officials said this is a question that they receive each Fall from hunters. The deer rut refers to the breeding season for white-tailed deer, which can vary at the local scale, especially in areas that experience southern climates like Georgia. […]

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Hospital Auxiliary Awards Banquet Held

Stephens County Hospital recognizes its Auxiliary. The Stephens County Hospital Auxiliary held its 53rd annual Awards Banquet back on September 18 at the Gate Cottage on the campus of Toccoa Falls College. Auxiliary members heard from Hospital Authority Chairman Mark Wilkinson and Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell, who both thanked the Auxiliary for the work that the Auxiliary puts in each […]

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New Blood Donor App Available

The American Red Cross is launching an app for blood donors. Officials with the American Red Cross said the Blood Donor App allows users to schedule blood donations, track their total donations, earn rewards, and invite friends to join them on a lifesaving team. Other features of the app include a blood drive or blood donation locator; the ability to […]

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Search Ongoing For New Chamber President

The search is going well for a new Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce President. That is according to Search Committee Chairperson Anne Shurley. Shurley said they posted the job back in mid-August and have received a host of applications. “We (the search committee) had our first meeting back on August 27 and have met every week for four consecutive weeks […]

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County Implements Moratorium To Look At Tower Ordinance

Stephens County moves forward with a temporary moratorium on tower and telecommunication applications. The county commissioners unanimously approved a motion to adopt a 90-day moratorium on those at its meeting on Tuesday. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said it is being done to allow the county to re-visit its tower ordinance to better match its land use ordinance. Ayers says […]

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