One Week Left to Vote Early in Run-off

This week is the last week to vote early in the primary run-off election in Stephens County and across Georgia. Early voting picks back up today and runs through Friday. Early voting started back on June 30 for the run-off. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said turnout to this point has been low. “Early voting has been going very slow,” […]

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Liberty Elementary Gets New Principal

Liberty Elementary School has a new principal. Thursday, the Stephens County Board of Education approved Jana Cheek as the new principal at Liberty Elementary School. Cheek replaces Terri Powers, who recently took a job with the Central Office as Assistant Superintendent of Operations for the Stephens County School System. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said he feels Cheek will […]

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Benefit Bike Ride Visits Toccoa

A benefit bike rider raising money for children brings his multi-state journey to Toccoa. David Nazaroff and his “Ride to Give” made its way into Stephens County and downtown Toccoa on Friday, heading towards Gainesville. He said it is all being done to benefit a girl and her family in north Georgia. “We are raising Callie Truelove, who lives in […]

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Ga. DNR Urges Patience In Dealing With Canada Geese

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Canada Goose is an adaptable bird that can live in a variety of locations, including open farmland, rural reservoirs, suburban neighborhood ponds, office complexes, parks and other developed areas. But that proximity to people sometimes leads to frustration on the part of property owners, especially in the summertime when everyone heads outdoors to […]

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Summer Activities Continue in Downtown Toccoa

Summer activities continue in downtown Toccoa. Main Street Toccoa has offered both a “Summer Movie Series” on Thursday nights at the Schaefer Center and the “Ida Cox Music Series” on Saturday nights on Doyle Street in downtown Toccoa through the months of June and July. On the movies, Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said they have had great […]

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Police Blotter

A Stephens County man says he had some equipment stolen recently. The man filed a report with the Toccoa Police Department on July 7, stating that sometime last week, he had a paint sprayer stolen from one of his employees on Queen Street. The sprayer was estimated at a value of more than $500. According to the report, the incident […]

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Habersham Chief Magistrate Named

A new chief magistrate has been named in Habersham County. The Northeast Georgian reports that Mountain Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judges Chan Caudell and Russell Smith have named 43-year-old Gerald William Johnson of Demorest to the seat. That report states he will replace Chief Magistrate James Butterworth, who is retiring, and fill out Butterworth’s unexpired term through December 31, 2016. […]

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