Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

Stephens County Commissioners will meet this morning for a regularly scheduled meeting. The meeting will start at 8:30 a.m. and take place in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. First, Stephens County Commissioners will hold two public hearings. According to the agenda, the public hearings are for first readings of an amended timber harvesting […]

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Lavonia Holds Night Out Against Crime

By Buddy Hardigree, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A great crowd turned out for Lavonia’s Night Out Against Crime Thursday night. There were inflatables and rides for the kids, hot dogs and sodas for everybody, and a chance to see some equipment like a fire truck, ambulance and a life flight helicopter up close. Also, it was a chance to talk to […]

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Camp Toccoa Project Receives Large Donation

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A major donation will help more major work take place on the “Camp Toccoa at Currahee” project. That project seeks to preserve the site of World War II Camp Toccoa on Currahee Mountain and use it to honor and remember the paratroopers that trained there. At this month’s Currahee Military Weekend banquet, Rick and Letha Phillips donated $25,000 to the […]

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Toccoa Commission Meeting Today

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Toccoa City Commissioners will consider an agreement to sell water to Banks County at their meeting later today. The city commission meets today at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. On the agenda for consideration by the commission is the consideration of a Banks County Water Sales Agreement. City commissioners first talked about a potential agreement with Banks County regarding […]

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Oconee Federal Gets Five Star Rating

For the 113th consecutive quarter, Oconee Federal Savings and Loan has earned a five-star Superior rating from a national bank rating firm. BauerFinancial recently announced it had given Oconee Federal the five-star rating. Also, BauerFinancial said that Oconee Federal Savings and Loan has earned a “Best of Bauer” designation because it has maintained that five-star rating for at least 25 […]

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Area Drought Conditions Worsening

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Drought conditions are worsening in Stephens County. According to the latest report from the U.S. Drought Monitor, Stephens County has moved back into “severe drought” status. That is the third most severe level of drought on the Drought Monitor’s scale. Stephens County had left “severe drought” at the end of August and for the month of September had been listed […]

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Stephens Co. Hosts Animal Cruelty Class for Law Enforcement

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A course on animal cruelty and fighting investigations brings about a dozen law enforcement agencies to Stephens County. The Stephens County Marshal’s Office, Toccoa-Stephens County Animal Control Department, and Humane Society of the United States put on the course Wednesday at the Stephens County Senior Center in Toccoa. Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said the course covered a […]

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Fire Safety Festival Saturday

An annual fire safety festival is again scheduled for this weekend. People First of Stephens County will hold its annual Fire Safety Festival on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Emory Johnson Park in Toccoa. According to People First Supporter Jeraldine Hayes, this year’s event will be very similar to those of past years. “Providing an opportunity for […]

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