SCHS Tennis Swept By North Oconee

Stephens County High School tennis drops a pair of matches to a region powerhouse. The Indian and Lady Indian tennis teams hosted one of the top teams in Region 8-AAAA on Wednesday, North Oconee. On the girls’ side, the Lady Indians lost 5-0 to North Oconee. The Lady Indians are now 2-6 on the season and 0-1 in the region. […]

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Turn-Out Light for E-SPLOST Early Voting

Halfway through early voting for the E-SPLOST special election in Stephens County, turnout has been slow. That’s according to Stephens County Registrar Bill Cochran. “We have had a total of 231 advance, in-person voters,” said Cochran on Tuesday afternoon. “It is extremely light. This is an extremely important issue we are voting on and I would like to see more […]

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Currahee Clean-up Set for Saturday

An effort to help clean-up Currahee Mountain will take place this weekend. The Currahee Graffiti Removal and Clean-up Project will be holding a clean-up day on Saturday at Currahee Mountain from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sam Taylor is an organizer of the clean-up effort. He said it is something he and others have been working on for a couple […]

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Indian Baseball Tuesday Re-Scheduled Due to Weather

Stephens County and Franklin County will hope that the weather works out today for non-region baseball. Tuesday’s game between the Indians and Lions in Carnesville was called due to the rain showers that moved through the area. The two teams re-scheduled Tuesday’s game for Thursday at 5:55 p.m. in Carnesville. They will play today in Toccoa. First pitch from the […]

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Ga. DNR Offers Special Fishing Info Website

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources said a new website gives tips and advice for the state’s reservoirs and rivers. According to the DNR’s Wildlife Resources Division, the website is www.gofishgeorgia.com/fishing/opportunities. The Wildlife Resources Division said it gives anglers of all skill levels in-depth information detailing 32 reservoirs and 18 rivers in one convenient location. Among the lakes on the […]

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Lavonia Conducting City Park Survey

By Charles Robertson, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The city of Lavonia is looking for input on ways to improve upon its city park system. A survey is now available on the city of Lavonia’s webpage at www.lavonia-ga.com. Lavonia City Manager Charles Cawthon said the survey is designed to help the City decide what additions would be a good fit for the […]

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BBB Offers Tips For Dealing With Data Breach

The Better Business Bureau is offering suggestions for consumers concerned that their credit or debit cards may have been compromised by a retail or online data breach. First, the Better Business Bureau said people need to stay calm as consumers are not liable for fraudulent charges on stolen account numbers. Second, the agency said to check with the website of […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital Working To Finalize Financing

Stephens County Hospital continues to work on lining up short and long term financing. Hospital Administrator Lynne Anderson provided an update on that work Monday. She said the hospital is close to getting the short-term financing complete while the work continues on getting the long-term bond financing lined up. “We are working with South State Bank for the $5 million […]

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Stephens Co. Indian Baseball Beats East Jackson

Indian pitcher Zach Boyd scattered four hits and pitched a complete six-inning game as the Stephens County Indians baseball team shut-out East Jackson Monday night, 12-0, on the road at East Jackson. Stephens County third baseman Dawson Sorrells hit a solo home run in the top of the 3rd inning to start the scoring. The Indians scored another run in the […]

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SCHS, SCMS Tennis Update

The Stephens County High School Indian tennis teams split matches with area rival Rabun County on Monday. The Lady Indians lost a nail-biter 3-2. Their overall record falls to 2-5. The Indians won 4-1. Their overall record improves to 6-1. The Indians have won six straight matches. Both teams will be back in action Wednesday, March 8 as they host […]

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