Stephens Co. Holds STAR Student, Teacher Reception

Stephens County officially recognizes this year’s STAR student and star teacher. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce and the Stephens County School System held the annual STAR Student and STAR Teacher reception at Stephens County High School on Tuesday. This year’s STAR Student is Connor Roberts.  He is the son of Barry and Lynn Roberts of Toccoa. Roberts said he […]

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Middle Schoolers Attend Career Fair

8th graders at Stephens County Middle School are getting a chance to take in information about their futures. The Middle School 8th graders visited Stephens County High School on Tuesday for a tour and a career fair in the high school’s Currahee Arena. Stephens County Middle School Graduation Coach Renee Herron said that the event went well once again this […]

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TAVT Opt-in Deadline Approaching

Time is running out for eligible vehicle owners to “opt in” to the state’s Title Ad Valorem Tax, or TAVT. Stephens County Tax Commissioner Dene Hicks said those who bought vehicles in 2012 or between January 1 and February 28, 2013 are eligible to opt that vehicle in to the TAVT system and no longer pay the so-called “birthday tax” […]

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Two to Run in Special Election

Two candidates will run in the special election this March to serve out the remainder of the unexpired term of the late Harold Andrews on the Stephens County Commission. Qualifying wrapped up Monday at noon. Michelle Grafton and Ralph Stowe were the only two candidates to qualify for the seat. Grafton, 31, is a real estate agent.  Stowe, 59, is […]

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Shelter Board Meets, Discusses Budget

Officials from the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter continue to work with city and county officials on the shelter’s budget for both the rest of this fiscal year and the next. The shelter board met on Monday at ToccoaCity Hall. Last month, the shelter board requested that Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Director Jeff Roberts put together a revised six-month budget for […]

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American Red Cross Offering Pet Care App

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Pets are an important part of many families and a new American Red Cross Pet First Aid App puts lifesaving information right in the hands of dog and cat owners so they can provide emergency care until veterinary assistance is available. Red Cross Northeast Georgia Chapter Executive Director Joni Smith said the 99-cent Pet […]

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Shelter Joins National Transport Program

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter is the first in the state of Georgia to join a national transport program through PetSmart Charities. The Shelter has obtained specialized training to participate in the “Rescue Waggin” program. Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said this is a national transport program that moves adoptable dogs and puppies from shelters that have high pet populations to […]

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Stephens Co. Schools Add Pre-K Class at Eastanollee

The Stephens County School System expands its Pre-K program at Eastanollee Elementary School. Last month, Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten announced that the school system had obtained funding to add a second Pre-K class at Eastanollee Elementary. Whiten said that the school system has plenty of demand to fill the class immediately. “We have quite a large waiting list […]

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