Stephens Co. Third Graders Take Farm Tour

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Third graders from the Stephens County School System make their annual visit to the farm. On Wednesday, they visited Mountain View Farms in Avalon for the annual farm tour. George and Linda Dean own Mountain View Farms and have hosted the tour every year for the past eight years or so. George Dean said they have all different kinds of […]

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Stephens Co. Works With DOT on Signage, Striping of Roads

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A number of Stephens County roads will be seeing new signage and striping thanks to state money. The Georgia Department of Transportation has awarded Stephens County an off-system safety project. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said the state is completely in charge of the project. “That is 100 percent paid by the DOT, no matching funds and that covers 77.86 […]

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Toccoa Marking National Day of Prayer Today

Stephens County will mark National Day of Prayer with an event later today. The annual National Day of Prayer observance in Stephens County is set to start at 12 noon today on the lawn of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Again this year, the Stephens County High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes is organizing the county’s Day […]

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TFC Receives Visit From Cuban Missionaries


Three men from Cuba make a visit to Toccoa Falls College. The men were in town last week representing the Cuban Christian and Missionary Alliance and taking a tour around America, also visiting places like Washington, D.C. and Miami. Elier Mir, Armando Duardo, and Yoel Magdaleno are all seeing America for the first time. They received an invitation from the […]

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City of Lavonia Gets Project Update

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The City of Lavonia has completed a couple of road repair and repaving projects and is continuing to work on some others. At its regular meeting Monday night, the Lavonia City Council heard from City Manager Charles Cawthon, who gave them an update on some ongoing projects. Cawthon said all of the street paving […]

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NGTC To Offer Second Chance Scholarship

A new scholarship is being established at North Georgia Technical College for those who are looking for a second chance. On Tuesday, the North Georgia Technical College Foundation Board of Trustees announced that an anonymous donation has been made for a newly established Second Chance Scholarship. According to North Georgia Technical College, the funds are designated for those who are […]

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SCSO Investigating Early Morning Burglary


The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Tuesday morning burglary at an area convenience store. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that Stephens County 911 Dispatch notified deputies that an alarm was triggered early Tuesday morning at the Royal Food Store on West Currahee Street. Shirley said deputies arrived quickly and discovered the front door was unlocked. He said […]

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Mom Prom Coming Up As Family Connection Fundraiser

A fundraiser coming up later this month will look to raise money for programs run by Family Connection of Stephens County. The event is the “Mom Prom” and it is coming up on Saturday, May 14 at 7 p.m. at the Cornerstone Restaurant/X-Factor Grill in downtown Toccoa. Stephens County Family Connection Coordinator Allyson Warren said it is going to be […]

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School System Approves Roof Work Financing

The Stephens County School System moves one step closer to getting bonds in place to help fund repairs to the roof at the old Stephens County High School building. Last week, the Stephens County Schools Building Authority met and approved terms with South State Bank for a seven-year bond at an interest rate of 2.4 percent. The bond amount would […]

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