Pre-K Registration Starting in Stephens Co.

Pre-K Registration starts today in the Stephens County school system. It will be held from today through Friday, March 24, 2017. A child must be 4 years of age on or before September 1, 2017 to register for Pre-K. Pre-K classes are determined by lottery and notifications will be made around April 15, 2017. Children registering in district will be […]

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Poultry House Debate Returns Before Stephens Co. Commission Tonight

Proposed chicken houses for a Freeman Creek Road property are back on the agenda for today’s meeting of the Stephens County Commission. The county commission meets today at 5:30 p.m. at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. On today’s agenda, commissioners are expected to again discuss William Hutto’s requests that center around putting eight poultry houses on his […]

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Toccoa Resident Attending Presidential Address

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins (R-Ga.) will attend President Donald Trump’s speech to the joint session of Congress with a guest from Toccoa, Georgia. Members of Congress each receive one guest ticket to the president’s annual speech. Congressman Collins has invited his constituent, Brittany Ivey, to the joint session. According to Collins, Ivey and her husband have struggled under […]

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Habersham EMC Issues Scam Alert

Scammers are apparently targeting some Habersham Electric Membership Corporation members. Habersham EMC said it has been notified that some members have received telephone calls stating their power would be disconnected immediately unless they provided a credit card number or went to a location, other than an HEMC office, to make a payment. According to Habersham EMC Manager of Member Services […]

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Three-Year-Old Bitten By Dog in Franklin Co.

By Charles Robertson, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County Sheriff’s Office deputies respond to a dog bite call. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, it happened Wednesday afternoon. “Wednesday afternoon, 911 dispatch gave a call to the deputies about a small child who had been bitten by a dog,” said Thomas. “Deputies arrived at Crane trailer park off of New […]

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Early Voting Starts in E-SPLOST Election

Stephens County voters can begin casting their ballots in the E-SPLOST special election today. Early voting starts today in the referendum to decide whether or not Stephens County will continue to collect the one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for Education. Stephens County Registrar Bill Cochran said early voting is again taking place at the Stephens County Registrar’s Office. […]

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Details Released on Weekend Wildfire

Stephens County Fire officials have released details on this weekend’s wildfire along Georgia Highway 365. According to Stephens County Volunteer Fire Services Coordinator Jamey Gettys, authorities were notified by 911 at about 3:41 p.m. Saturday to respond to a wildfire just above the Jeanette Jamieson Intersection on Highway 365. Gettys said that when the first units arrived, they observed a […]

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Emory Johnson Park Flagpole Dedicated

The city of Toccoa honors a fallen hero on the anniversary of his death. Friday, city officials and people from throughout the community gathered at Emory Johnson Park to dedicate a flagpole in honor of the late Lance Corporal Emory Johnson on what was the 50th anniversary of his death during the Vietnam War. Toccoa named the park for Johnson […]

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Details Released on Thursday Morning Accident

The Georgia State Patrol has released more information on an accident last week in Stephens County. That one-vehicle accident occurred on Thursday at about 6:30 a.m. on Georgia Highway 184, near Currahee Mountain, though initial reports indicated the accident was on U.S. Highway 123. According to the Toccoa post of the GSP, a 1995 Ford F-150 driven by 34-year-old Matthew […]

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