Corps Cleanup Coming Up at Lake Hartwell

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hartwell Project Office and Lake Hartwell Association will kick off the annual Lake Hartwell Clean Up Green Up initiative in conjunction with Earth Day from April 16 to April 23. Organizers said the cleanup campaign allows those who care about Hartwell Lake to show their appreciation by helping to keep it pristine. Volunteers are […]

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Grand Jury Issues Several Indictments

A Toccoa woman faces a charge of Homicide by Vehicle in the First Degree after she was indicted this week by a Stephens County grand jury. This week, the Stephens County grand jury indicted Kimberly Heather Bachelor of Madden Drive in Toccoa on charges of Homicide by Vehicle in the First Degree, Driving Under the Influence, and Failure to Maintain […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Continues Sign Ordinance Discussions

Stephens County Commissioners say they want to meet with a citizens’ committee that has been looking at the possibility of a sign ordinance for the county. On Tuesday, the county commission again discussed the sign ordinance. Commissioners were presented with more information and research regarding the sign ordinance from neighboring counties and the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute. They […]

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Stephens Co. Recreation Department To Add Dog Park

Part of the Stephens County Recreation Department appears to be headed to the dogs. On Tuesday, the Stephens County Commission unanimously approved a motion to provide a dog park at the Recreation Department on Rose Lane and approved a fencing bid for the park by Toccoa Winsupply in the amount of $6,225. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said this is […]

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Chamber To Host Town Hall Meeting Tonight

The first of two political town hall meetings featuring candidates in local races takes place tonight in Stephens County. AM 630 WNEG and the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce are hosting the town hall meeting starting at 6 p.m. tonight at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for the event. Tonight’s town hall will […]

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More Solar Panels Appear Headed to Turner Rd.

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Stephens County Commissioners approve a variance and conditional use request to add more solar panels to land on Turner Road in Eastanollee. On Tuesday, the county commission approved the requests from United Renewable Energy to give them the go-ahead to add the solar panels on the back side of the current Turner Road solar panel farm. United Renewable Energy Director […]

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Stephens Co. Approves Nuisance Ordinance Changes

Stephens County Commissioners vote to make more changes to the county’s nuisance ordinance. On Tuesday, the county commission approved the proposed changes. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that Stephens County is getting rid of some county guidelines from the current ordinance in the agricultural area. “We have removed the grid that discussed specific animals per acreage and then we have […]

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