Indian Wrestling Earns Tuesday Split

The Stephens County High School wrestling program splits two matches. Tuesday, the Indians wrestled against Hart County and Crescent High School from South Carolina. First, the Indians beat Hart County 39-35 in a match that came down to the end. Winners for Stephens County included Lee Massey at 106 pounds, Tyler Edmonds at 120 pounds, Corey Kindel at 132 pounds, […]

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NGTC Announces EAGLE Award Winner

2015 Eagle Winner Grace Todd

A Stephens County resident is the winner of this year’s EAGLE award at North Georgia Technical College. This week, the school announced that Grace Todd of Stephens County has been selected as North Georgia Technical College’s 2015 Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education, or EAGLE, winner. EAGLE is a statewide program that recognizes and rewards excellence among students enrolled in […]

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Shooting Incident Investigation Continues

An investigation continues into a shooting incident last week that resulted in one injury in Toccoa. It happened on Friday at about 12:45 p.m. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said officers responded to a residence on South Alexander Street, where they found someone with an injury outside along the street. “When officers arrived, they met with Marcus Antoine Quillian, 25 […]

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SCHS Students Nominated for Service Academies

Two Stephens County High School students are among those nominated to the nation’s four service academies. On Tuesday, 9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins announced the nominations of 24 students from the 9th District to the nation’s four service academies. From Stephens County High School, both Tiffany Haddock and James Carter have been nominated. Regarding the 24 nominees, Collins said […]

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Fesperman Retirement Official In Lavonia

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia It’s official … Lavonia City Manager Gary Fesperman has retired. On Monday, a reception was held for Fesperman at the historic Lavonia Train Depot. Fesperman said he was touched by the response from the community to his departure and called his retirement bittersweet. “You look back at what you did and where the City […]

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NGTC Receives Donation for Criminal Justice Scholarships

A Toccoa business makes a donation to the North Georgia Technical College Foundation. Recently, the North Georgia Technical College Foundation received a check for $5,000 from detective agency Phillips and Associates Inc. in Toccoa to be used for five $1,000 scholarships for students in the Criminal Justice Program at North Georgia Technical College. North Georgia Technical College Director of Institutional […]

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Toccoa Sets Up Sunday Sales Parameters

Sunday sales of alcohol by the drink for on-site consumption is now officially in place in the city of Toccoa. On Monday, the Toccoa City Commission unanimously adopted changes to the city’s Alcohol Beverage Control ordinance to allow for Sunday alcohol sales for on-site consumption and waived the second reading, meaning the changes take effect immediately. Back in November, city […]

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Toys for Tots Campaign Wrapping Up

Another Toys for Tots campaign is wrapping up in Stephens County and northeast Georgia. Local Toys for Tots Coordinator Don Alexander said that toy distributions and collections are pretty much coming to a close over the next several days. As the campaign comes to a close, Alexander said he wants to dispel some misinformation regarding where donated toys to the […]

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