Stephens Co. BOE Holds Regular Meeting

The Stephens County Board of Education will put off looking at any changes in the school system’s cell phone distribution plan until it works on the Fiscal Year 2017 budget next year. At Tuesday’s Stephens County Board of Education meeting, Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey suggested tabling that discussion for the time being. At the school board’s work session […]

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No-Hitter Leads To Lady Indian Softball Win

The Stephens County Lady Indian softball team picks up another region win. Tuesday, Stephens County defeated Johnson of Gainesville, 12-0, behind a no-hitter from Mckenzie Rogers. She struck out eight in her no-hitter. At the plate, the Lady Indians were led by Emma Whitfield and Kayley Sellers, who each went 3 for 3 with an RBI. Alanna Dunson also had […]

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Reported Shooting Leaves One Injured; Suspect in Custody

One person is injured after an apparent shooting incident. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said deputies from his office were called to a Riverdale Road residence Monday evening. “Upon arrival, there had been one individual shot in the lower abdomen,” said Shirley. The victim was lifeflighted to Greenville Memorial Hospital. Shirley said there was no word on the condition of […]

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Humane Shelter Faces Cat Crunch

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter says it must reduce its cat population immediately by at least 80-plus cats. Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said the shelter faces a dire situation due to overcrowding and the number of cats in the shelter is a major challenge. “Right now the shelter, which was designed to hold 150 animals, is over 240 animals in […]

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Toccoa Pursuing Grant for Schaefer Center Marquee

The city of Toccoa will pursue another grant to help pay for further improvements to the Schaefer Center. On Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution for a Fox Theatre Institute Grant Application for the Schaefer Center marquee. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse says this grant would provide partial funding for the total cost of the project. “The estimated […]

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Applications Being Accepted for Toccoa Harvest Festival

Planning is underway for the 39th annual Toccoa Harvest Festival. This year’s Harvest Festival is scheduled for Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 8 in downtown Toccoa. Every year at the Harvest Festival, some 200 vendors gather to sell their “homemade, home baked, or home grown” items. Among the items sold are crafts like handmade quilts, soaps, jewelry, baskets, pottery, […]

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Bench Trial For Franklin Co. Murder Suspect

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The death penalty is off of the table for a Franklin County man charged in the 2013 strangulation murder of his fiancée. Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White said that his office and attorneys for Brent Shubert have worked out a deal to hold a bench trial for Shubert. That means Shubert’s case […]

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Lady Indian Softball Beats Rabun Co.

Stephens County picks up another non-region win on the softball field. The Lady Indians defeated the Rabun County Wildcats at the Reservation on Monday, 6-2. Karly Smith led the Lady Indians at the plate, going 4 for 4 with a triple, three singles, two RBI’s, and two runs scored. Brynn Roberts added a single and a double for Stephens County. […]

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FCC Looking at New Rules to Help “Orphan” TV Counties

The Federal Communications Commission is working on implementing new rules designed to provide more local channel options for counties who are located in an out-of-state television market, like Stephens County. Recently, the FCC announced that it had adopted new rules that allowed modification of satellite television markets to help ensure that satellite operators carry the broadcast stations of most interest […]

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