Primary Tuesday; No Voting Today

Just a reminder, there is no voting today for Tuesday’s primary election in Stephens County. The last day to vote early at the Government Building or request a mail-in, paper absentee ballot was on Friday. Those who did not vote early or request a paper ballot will have to wait until Tuesday to vote in the primary. All voting on […]

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Early Voting Ends Today

Time is running out to vote early for Tuesday’s primary election in Stephens County. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said those who have not voted early and wish to do so can do so today starting at 8 a.m. today downstairs in the Stephens County Government Building in downtown Toccoa. “Today is the last day to vote early,” said Kelley. […]

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Relay for Life Tonight in Downtown Toccoa

Stephens County comes together to help fight cancer tonight. Tonight is the annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Stephens County. Stephens County American Cancer Society Community Manager Tracey Long said they are looking forward to a great night starting at 6 p.m. tonight. “We have a survivor walk and our Luminaries service,” said Long. “We have a lot […]

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Toccoa Commission Discuss Shelter Budget

Toccoa City Commissioners said they will not give the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter more than the $150,000 they have budgeted for the shelter and animal control in Fiscal Year 2015. The city commission discussed the issue during a work session on Tuesday. Toccoa Mayor Gail Fry said that money is limited and the shelter has to understand what the city’s […]

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Tornado Touches Down Wed. in Banks County

The National Weather Service said a tornado touched down in Banks County during storms that moved through the region overnight Wednesday. According to the Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center, it was an EF-1 tornado that touched down about one mile northeast of Homer. The National Weather Service said the tornado produced a two-mile path of damage with numerous trees and […]

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Toccoa Insurance Celebrates New Location

A local insurance broker celebrates a new location. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday for Toccoa Insurance, which is celebrating its new location on Rosedale Street. Toccoa Insurance is owned by Southern States Insurance. Southern States Insurance Owner Jim Schubert said they are very pleased with their new location. Schubert said the company can […]

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Hart Sinkhole Repair Is a Huge Project, Says DOT

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Georgia Department of Transportation is taking construction bids to repair the sinkhole on State Route 51/Reed Creek Highway in Hart County. DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope said an overview of a repair plan has been developed. But she said the problem is the enormity of the repairs involved. “It’s a very complicated repair because […]

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Stephens Co. Approves New EMS Agreement

Stephens County Commissioners sign off on a new agreement with Stephens County Hospital regarding the county’s Emergency Medical Services department. Tuesday, county commissioners unanimously approved a new five-year EMS agreement with the Stephens County Hospital Authority beginning July 1, 2014 and ending June 30, 2019. Under the agreement, the county pays the hospital to operate the county’s EMS service. County […]

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