Stephens Co. Marks Memorial Day Today

Stephens County will mark Memorial Day with its annual observance later today. Local veterans’ organizations will host this year’s Memorial Day ceremony in Stephens County today at 11 a.m. on the lawn of the historic Stephens County Courthouse. The American Legion Post 104, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4346, and Marine Corps Detachment 1303 are all hosting the event. American […]

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Ten Killed So Far on Ga. Highways Over Holiday Weekend

It has already been a deadly weekend on Georgia highways. The Georgia Department of Public Safety is reporting that as of this morning, 10 people have died on Georgia highways this Memorial Day holiday travel weekend. The Memorial Day travel weekend began at 6 p.m. Friday and continues through midnight tonight. The Department of Public Safety reported that there has […]

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Interact Club Gives Back

A local club gives back to the community. Recently, the Stephens County High School Interact Club donated $500 to the Stephens County Recreation Department and the Boys and Girls Club of Toccoa. The monies were raised by the Interact Club during its Second Annual Kickball Tournament, which was held earlier this year at the Stephens County Recreation Department Complex on […]

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Police Announce Drug Arrest

A Toccoa woman faces drug charges after a traffic stop earlier this month. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell says that on May 12, the Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team, working with Toccoa Police and the Georgia State Patrol, acted on information received regarding someone traveling to the Atlanta area to purchase illegal narcotics for distribution in Toccoa. Jarrell says […]

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DOT Ready for Memorial Day Travel

The Georgia Department of Transportation is preparing for a lot of motorists to hit the state’s highways this Memorial Day holiday weekend. Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope said that in order to help with traffic flow, the DOT is suspending construction-related lane closures on Georgia interstates and major state highways from noon today through 5 a.m. Tuesday. “Memorial Day […]

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Hudgins Named Active Senior of Year at Senior Expo

AM 630 WNEG Radio honors its Active Senior of the Year. The award was handed out during Thursday’s annual WNEG Senior Expo at the Stephens County Recreation Department Complex on Rose Lane. This year’s winner is J.B. Hudgins. He said he loves being a part of the Toccoa and Stephens County community. “The people from Stephens County have been good […]

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Former Boggs Mtn. Shelter Director Found Guilty

By Craig Salmon, WRBN Radio, Clayton A jury has convicted the woman accused of stealing money from the Boggs Mountain Animal Shelter in Rabun County. Former Boggs Mountain Animal Shelter Manager Lowanda “Peanut” Kilby was found guilty on 60 counts, including charges of theft and racketeering, on Thursday after less than four hours of deliberation. Kilby was charged with fraudulently […]

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Investigation in FCSO Deputy’s Death Continues

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia There isn’t much to go on, but the investigation into the tragic death of Franklin County Sheriff’s deputy Cruz Thomas will continue, according to the Georgia State Patrol. 26-year old Thomas was killed Wednesday night on I-85 while in pursuit of a traffic violator.   Thomas, the son of Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, lost […]

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Memorial Day Government Schedules Announced

Toccoa City Hall and Stephens County Government offices will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. In the city of Toccoa, garbage and recycling routes that are scheduled to be picked up on Monday, May 26th will be picked up on Tuesday, May 27th. Commercial garbage will be picked up as usual, but yard waste and other items […]

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Stephens Co. School System Finds Accounting Errors

Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey says that staff has discovered accounting errors that are leaving the school system unsure about all of its financial numbers heading into a new budget year. Dorsey discussed the matter with Stephens County Board of Education members at their meeting on Tuesday. He says that the accounting errors were discovered while working on the […]

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