Shelter Dog Flies To New Forever Home

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A dog from Stephens County finds his forever home in the Sunshine State thanks to the Internet and the work of volunteers. “Opey” arrived at the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter in February 2015 at the age of four months after Animal Control seized him because “Opey” did not have have anywhere to stay warm or adequate food or water. Toccoa-Stephens […]

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Wreck Last Week Injures One Person

A wreck last week results in injuries to a Stephens County woman. The one-vehicle accident happened Friday morning in Habersham County. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, the vehicle, identified as a 2005 Jeep Liberty Sport was traveling south on Camp Creek Road in the Mt. Airy area of Haberhsam County. The GSP said the driver […]

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IRS Offering IP Pins, Scam Warning

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The Internal Revenue Service is offering Georgia taxpayers an extra layer of protection this year. In Georgia, taxpayers can take advantage of a program called the IP Pin program. IP Pin stands for Identity Protection Pin. IRS Spokesman Mark Green said the goal is to provide this as an option for taxpayers to use to protect themselves from tax-related identity […]

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Mobile Food Pantry in Martin Today

Martin Baptist Church, in partnership with the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, will distribute free food to all qualifying residents of the Martin area of Stephens and Franklin counties today. That mobile food pantry will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today. People should turn off of Highway 17 on to Red Hollow Road by the laundromat and […]

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County Buys Road Management Software

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Stephens County is investing in road management software that county officials say is needed for the Public Works Department. Last Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners unanimously approved the purchase of WEBDPW asset management software and services for the county’s public works department. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that the county has been looking since the budget was approved for a program […]

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GDVS Office Hours To Change Starting in March

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Hours of operation at Georgia Department of Veterans Services offices will change effective March 1. The Department said that in order to keep up with ever-growing administrative time demands, Georgia Department of Veterans Services offices will open to the public one hour later each day starting on March 1. Officials said that service officers will use the hour to work […]

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