Qualifying Candidates will answer questions tonight at the Political Forum

The Government Affairs Committee of the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce, Stephens County Farm Bureau and WNEG Radio are sponsoring a political forum scheduled for tonight. Come out to the Historic Ritz Theatre, located in the Schafer Center, to hear qualifying candidates for the forthcoming general primary election, answer questions from the public. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the […]

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IRS extends tax-filing deadline for all filers to midnight Wednesday, April 18, due to glitch with agency’s website

Americans are getting an extra day to file their taxes after key elements of the IRS website crashed on deadline day. The IRS said that individuals or businesses with a filing or payment due Tuesday now have until midnight Wednesday to complete the task. Earlier Tuesday, Americans who had waited until the final day to file online got an unwelcome […]

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TruVista Offering Higher Internet Speed in Some Parts of Northeast Georgia

TruVista is now offering a new higher speed Internet service. The telecommunications company has announced the launch of TruSpeed 250, which provides Broadband Internet speeds up to 250 megabites per second to both residential and business customers. Allison Jakubecy is Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for TruVista. “The launch of TruSpeed 250 enables us to provide our customers […]

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Lake Hartwell to Open Campgrounds and Recreation Areas on May 1

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District is preparing for another summer season on Lake Hartwell. This week, they announced the opening of their area campsites and recreation areas.  In Hart County, Paynes Creek Campground, and the Georgia River Campground will open May 1.  Additionally, Oconee Point Campground and Coneross Campground in Oconee County, South Carolina will open May […]

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W. Currahee Street to see 4th remediation

As previously reported, the Stephens County Board of Commissioners recently voted and approved a bid awarding Hayward Baker Incorporated $2,163,458 to complete the West Currahee Street Slope Stabilization project, dependent on receiving funds from the State of Georgia. West Currahee Street underwent remediation in 2009, 2013, and 2015. During the repairs in 2013, the culvert was extended, curb and gutter […]

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Last Day to File Your 2017 Taxes

If you are one of the many who has waited until the last minute to file your taxes, you only have hours now to do so. The 2017 tax filing deadline is midnight tonight. The IRS expects to receive about received just over 14-million returns last week and expects to receive another 17 million tax returns this week. With so […]

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Stephens County 8th Graders Above State Average in Reading and Math

Georgia’s Department of Education reports the State’s students are improving in eighth grade reading and math, and holding steady in fourth grade math. The results of the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) shows Georgia is above the national average in eighth-grade reading, and nearing the national average in the other three subject areas. Georgia’s eighth-grade students recorded an […]

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Former Hart County Probate Judge Indicted on Sexual Battery Charges

Former Hart County Probate Judge Bobby Joe Smith, has been indicted by the U.S. Attorney General’s office for soliciting sexual contact in exchange for favorable action on driving under the influence charges and other traffic offenses. The announcement came in press release from Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Charles E. […]

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