Update on Schools Central Office Move

The Stephens County school system is still on track to move its central offices in the coming weeks. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey updated the Stephens County Board of Education on the move plans at its work session and called meeting on Thursday. Dorsey said that they are on schedule for moving to the old Big A School Building […]

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Family Connection Excited For First Steps Program

Family Connection of Stephens County Executive Director Allyson Warren said the organization is excited about a new program it will be offering with a state grant. This week, the organization announced that it had received a state grant to provide the First Steps Georgia program in Stephens County. Only 19 agencies in Georgia received the grant. First Steps Georgia is […]

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Indians Face Chestatee Tonight

Stephens County looks to stay unbeaten and at the top of Region 8-AAAA football with another win tonight. The Indians are home, hosting Chestatee at the Reservation in a region showdown. Last week, the Indians came from behind to edge White County, 21-20, in Cleveland to move to 5-1 on the season overall and 3-0 in region play. Meanwhile, the […]

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Franklin Co. Wreck Leads to Arrest

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A wreck in Franklin County leads to a manhunt and an arrest. It happened early Wednesday morning on State Route 51 when, according to Georgia State Patrol Hartwell Post Assistant Commander Matt Baxley, a witness who saw the wreck tried to help the driver. Baxley said the witness who tried to help that driver […]

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UGA Researchers Study Deer-Vehicle Collisions

Georgia drivers should be on the lookout even more as the state moves into the main time of the year when deer are most likely to be on the move. That’s according to University of Georgia researchers who have completed a county-by-county analysis of when motorists should be more aware of possibly hitting a deer. The university says researchers looked […]

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Miss Earth Contestant Visits Toccoa

Toccoa receives a visit from a young woman with local ties that is competing for a world crown. Alexandra Parker visited Stephens County earlier this week. She is Miss Earth Dominican Republic. Parker was born in the Dominican Republic, but grew up in Georgia. She said she was in Toccoa visiting family, as her dad lives here and her sister […]

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Paper Absentee Ballots Available for Toccoa, Martin Voters

Stephens County election officials say that people can now request paper absentee ballots for the municipal elections in both Toccoa and Martin. To request a paper, mail-in absentee ballot, voters should contact the Stephens County Registrar and Probate Court’s Office. That office is located in the ground floor of the Stephens County Government Building in downtown Toccoa. Voters can also […]

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Stephens Co. To Have First Steps Program

A local agency is receiving a grant to provide support for expectant and young mothers. Family Connection of Stephens County is one of 19 county agencies to receive a grant to provide the First Steps Georgia program in Stephens County. First Steps Georgia is a universal support service for expectant mothers and mothers of children ages birth to five. Topics […]

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Marshal Issues Trash Warning

Stephens County Marshal Tom Bennett says that the county is still seeing problems with illegal dumping at the county’s convenience sites. Bennett says that the main problem the county is seeing is that people are dumping and leaving trash bags outside the gates of the convenience sites when they are closed for lunch hours or on Sundays. According to Bennett, […]

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