Inert Landfill Set to Close; Large Trash Bins Moving To Road Dept.

Stephens County’s inert landfill is closing to the public today. Today is the final day that the county’s inert landfill will accept waste as it starts the closure process with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. County commissioners made the decision to close the inert landfill as of today last month. According to Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers, closing the county’s […]

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Rickman Sworn In As Judge

Brian Rickman is officially ready to start his service as one of the state’s newest Court of Appeals judges. The now-former Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney was sworn in to his judgeship in Atlanta on Tuesday by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. Rickman’s term officially starts on January 1 and runs through December 31, 2018. The Rabun County resident was one […]

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New Year’s Government Schedule Released

Local governments are announcing their schedules for the New Year’s holiday. Both Toccoa City Hall and Stephens County’s government offices will close Friday in observance of the New Year’s holiday. Meanwhile, the city of Toccoa says that routes for garbage and recycling scheduled to be picked up on Friday, January 1, will be picked up on Monday, January 4. The […]

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Home Search in Gumlog Ends In Arrest

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Gumlog man will be spending the New Year behind bars after authorities in Franklin County discovered a large cache of drugs in his home. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said the arrest came December 17th after a search warrant was issued for the home of John Archie Morman. “Deputies, long with agents from […]

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Law Enforcement Ready for New Year’s Holiday

Georgia Department of Public Safety Commissioner Colonel Mark W. McDonough said troopers and other law enforcement will be keeping a close watch for impaired drivers and motorists not obeying Georgia’s traffic laws as 2016 starts tonight. The New Year holiday travel period will begin at 6 p.m.  today and end Sunday, January 3. It is 78 hours long. During the […]

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Gambrell Honored At Reception

The community comes together to honor retiring Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell. Local officials, hospital staff, and others gathered Tuesday evening at the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room for a reception celebrating Gambrell’s retirement. Gambrell is retiring Thursday after 28 years as the administrator at Stephens County Hospital and 32 years at the hospital overall. Former Hospital Authority Board Member […]

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Toccoa Receives Grant for Flames Fest

Toccoa receives grant money from the state to help put on a new festival. Last week, the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Georgia Council for the Arts awarded Toccoa with $1,680 to be used for a concert featuring Francine Reed at the Schaefer Center in March. Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said the concert is part of a […]

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One Dead After Forklift Accident

One person is dead after a workplace accident Tuesday in Stephens County. The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, Tates Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Stephens County EMS, and other agencies were called to Wilkinson Lumber on Georgia Highway 184 at around 4 p.m. Tuesday for a forklift rollover. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley identified the victim as Joe Irvin of Mt. Airy. […]

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