Toccoa man arrested for shoplifting in Clayton

A Toccoa man faces three charges after a shoplifting incident at the Walmart in Clayton. On Dec. 31, 2019, deputies with the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Walmart on Highway 441 South in Clayton in reference to a report of a theft by shoplifting in progress. The store’s loss prevention officer identified the suspect to deputies, and they […]

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Pre-legislative Coffee offers platform for business owners to express concerns about marijuana and hemp productions becoming legal in Georgia

As Georgia elected officials prepare to reduce the state’s budget by 4-percent, several local business leaders are fearful of marijuana becoming legal in the state to generate revenue to balance the state’s budget. This was one concern addressed during the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Pre-Legislative Coffee event. ASI’s Doug Hitchens asked State Representative for District 28 Chris Erwin […]

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NGTC announces students named to the President’s List and Honor Roll

North Georgia Technical College recently announced students named to the President’s List and Honor Roll for fall semester 2019. The President’s List recognizes full-time students with a 4.0 GPA. In Stephens County, 29 students were named to the President’s List. This include: Alyssa Pritchett, Jessica Zirkle, Brittany Westmoreland, Michael Cash, Matthew Moore, Ruth Sosa, Rebecca Carrillo, Ryan McCollum, Jeremy Bohannon, […]

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Oldham named Stephens County School Superintendent effective July 1, 2020

The Stephens County Board of Education took official action Wednesday, appointing Stephens County Schools Deputy Superintendent Dr. Daniel Oldham as Stephens County Schools Superintendent effective July 1, 2020. In a Special Called Meeting on Wednesday, the board of education met to finalize Oldham’s appointment, following a mandated 14-day public comment period. Stephens County Board of Education Chairman Rod Moore presented […]

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New Year’s Day High-Speed Chase ends in Suicide

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR A high-speed chase early New Year’s Day that started in Franklin County, ended with the suspect committing suicide in Jackson County. Franklin County Sheriff Steve Thomas it began about 3a New Year’s Day when a deputy tried to pull a vehicle over for speeding. “Around 3a on January 1, Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies on I-85 observed […]

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Annual Pre-Legislative Coffee event is this morning in Stephens County

The annual Pre-Legislative Coffee event will be held this morning, in Stephens County. Today State House Representative for District 28 Chris Erwin and 50th District State Senator John Wilkinson will meet with local business leaders and community members to discuss the issues facing the Georgia General Assembly when the session opens January 13, 2020. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce […]

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IRS announces opening date for Tax Season

The Internal Revenue Service announced earlier this week that tax season will open on Monday, January 27 and will provide refunds to taxpayers as scheduled. In a press release issued Monday, IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said his department is committed to ensuring taxpayers experience another smooth filing season. The IRS expects to process more than 150 million individual tax returns, […]

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The cause of death of a Dahlonega woman found in Stephens County over the weekend is still not known

The cause of death has yet to be released for the Dahlonega woman who was found Saturday morning on Broken Bridges in Stephens County. The body of 65-year-old Pamela Bellamy of Grindle Bridge Road, in Dahlonega, was discovered Saturday morning by a couple walking their dog at the Stephens County Boat Ramp and Park. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy […]

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Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber celebrates Burger King with ribbon cutting

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce welcomed one of its newest members, Burger King, with a ribbon cutting ceremony, Tuesday morning. Several business leaders and Chamber members gathered around as Carolina Franchise Holding Director of Marketing Ben Fleming thanked everyone for their support. “Welcome everyone, this has definitely the biggest turnout for our grand opening and ribbon cutting so far, […]

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