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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United Way Campaign Kick-off on Tuesday

The United Way of Stephens County will kick off its 2015 campaign this week. On Tuesday, the United Way of Stephens County is hosting its 2015 Kickoff Event at 11 a.m. at Gate Cottage on the campus of Toccoa Falls College. United Way of Stephens County Campaign Chair Tammy Riddle said those thinking about helping with this year’s United Way […]

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Toccoa Commission To Meet Today

Toccoa City Commissioners will gather for a regularly scheduled meeting today. The city commission is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. today at Toccoa City Hall. During today’s meeting, city commissioners are scheduled to receive a report from the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce, as well as the monthly financial report. Also, the city commission is expected to consider two […]

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