Hospital: Tax Credit Program Going Well

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Stephens County Hospital Administrator Lynne Anderson updates the Hospital Authority on the state’s Rural Health Care Tax Credit program. She provided that update at Monday’s monthly meeting of the Authority. Anderson said that the hospital is seeing benefits from the tax credit program and notes there is still time for people to take advantage of the program this year. “We […]

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Oconee May Market Jobs To Toccoa Residents

By Dick Mangrum, WGOG Radio, Walhalla A neighboring county may look to Stephens County for employees moving forward as the economy continues to improve. Oconee County, South Carolina Economic Development Recruiter Richard Blackwell said he senses a return of vibrancy to the economy. He said a case in point is the latest jobless rate in Oconee County, South Carolina which, […]

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Stephens Co. BOE To Meet Today

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The Stephens County Board of Education will meet today for its first regular business meeting of 2017. During today’s meeting, the Stephens County Board of Education is expected to select a chair and vice-chair for the board for the year ahead, along with the board attorney. Also, the Board of Education is expected to set its meeting dates for the […]

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Sheriff Issues Scam Alert

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said people in the area should be on the lookout for a scam. According to the sheriff, this scam is currently being perpetrated in northeast Georgia with one business reporting it in Stephens County as of last week. Shirley said that if someone gets a call from someone representing “Georgia Power Company” reporting your power […]

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2017 Ga. Fishing Regulations Now Available

State officials have announced that the new 2017 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide is now available. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division, anglers can find the new 2017 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide both online and in print. The 2017 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide provides helpful information, including color fish identification charts for both […]

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School System Credit Rating Stays Steady

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The Stephens County School System receives good news from a credit rating agency. On Thursday, Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey told the Board of Education that Standard and Poor’s had contacted the school system regarding a review of its credit rating based off the information in the recently completed Fiscal Year 2014 audit. Dorsey said that the school system […]

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MLK Events Set for Today in Toccoa

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Activities to mark the annual commemoration of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. continue today in Toccoa. Today’s events include the annual Interfaith Service and March for Peace. The Interfaith Service will be at noon today at Trinity C.M.E. Church in Toccoa with the March for Peace starting at 2 p.m. today in front of Trinity C.M.E. Church […]

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Toccoa Unveils New Historic Plaque Downtown

Toccoa unveils the latest in its series of historic plaques. On Thursday, January 5, the Chattel Shop and Phyllis’ Hairworks received the third historic plaque in the 2016-2017 series of plaques dedicated to downtown buildings. This location is the previous home of McCurry’s Men’s Shop. Main Street Toccoa said that McCurry’s Men’s Shop was founded by Mr. Carl McCurry as […]

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Papa John’s Holds Toccoa Ribbon Cutting

A national pizza chain opens a location in Stephens County. Papa John’s Pizza held a Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday to celebrate its arrival in Toccoa. Shez Mistry is one of the owners of the Papa John’s store in Toccoa. He said they are excited and pleased to be in Stephens County. “Better quality, better […]

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