Golf Course Off To Strong Revenue Start

The city of Toccoa is reporting some initial revenue numbers for the newly re-opened Links at Lake Toccoa. On Monday, Toccoa Finance Director Cathy Loudermilk told city commissioners that the golf course had collected $10,000 in its first week or so. Loudermilk said that almost 50 percent, or $4,625 of that, is memberships. Toccoa City Commissioner Jeannette Jamieson said that […]

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Move Planned Later This Year for School Offices

The Stephens County School System has plans to move its central offices to a new location in the coming months. According to Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey, the school system’s central offices will move from their current location on Mize Road out to the old Big A School. That has most recently been the home of Mountain Education Charter […]

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Biomass Plant Planned for Franklin Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia An Alabama company is planning to build two wood biomass plants in Northeast Georgia and one of them will be in Franklin County. GreenFuels Holding Company LLC of Birmingham has already submitted applications for two pollution permits from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division’s Air Quality Branch for a 79 megawatt plant on Highway 198 […]

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SCHS Volleyball Picks Up First Win

The Stephens County Lady Indian volleyball team picks up its first ever region wins. Back on September 1, Stephens County hosted its first region matches in the team’s history when Madison County and White County visited Toccoa. Stephens County lost its first region match to Madison in straight sets, 25-19 and 25-22. However, the Lady Indians picked up the program’s […]

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SCMS Softball Beats Hart

The Stephens County Middle School softball team picks up another win. On Tuesday, the Lady Rebels took on Hart County at home and won 8-6. Aly Singletary started on the mound for the Lady Rebels, and Allie Huff came in to close out the game. Kasey Westmoreland lead the team at the plate with a single and a double, 3 […]

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Sheriff Releases Update on Monday Shooting

One person faces charges as the victim of a shooting Monday in Stephens County continues to recover. Tuesday afternoon, Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley released additional information on Monday’s shooting on Riverdale Road. Shirley said the victim, whom he identified as 49-year-old Rex Douglas Holbrook of Riverdale Road, remained in Greenville Memorial Hospital. Meanwhile, the sheriff said his office has […]

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Toccoa Discusses LMIG Money

The city of Toccoa is looking at using some state money to expand a city sidewalk. On Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners continued discussions about what to do with its state LMIG allocation for next year. LMIG stands for Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant. It is money allocated to cities and counties by the state that is used for things like […]

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One Killed, One Injured in Franklin Co. Wreck

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Authorities say alcohol likely played a role in a two-vehicle wreck that left one of the drivers dead. It happened about 6 p.m. Tuesday  on State Route 328/Gumlog Road in Franklin County, when, according to Hartwell Post Assistant Commander Matt Baxley, one of the drivers crossed the center line going around the curve at […]

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