Sage Automotive Investing in S. Carolina Plants

A company with Stephens County ties is investing money in two plants in South Carolina. According to a report from GSA Business, Sage Automotive Interiors is investing $4 million in its two plants in Abbeville County, South Carolina. GSA Business says that the company with headquarters at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research is investing in equipment and […]

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Stephens Co. To Close Inert Landfill

Stephens County will be closing its inert landfill. On Tuesday, county commissioners voted unanimously to set December 31 as the final day that the county’s inert landfill will accept waste and then at the same time, to begin the closure process with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that the EPD informed entities operating inert landfills, […]

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Four Indicted on Shoplifting Charges

A Stephens County grand jury has indicted four people in connection with shoplifting charges in Toccoa that were allegedly connected to a major shoplifting ring. Monday, the grand jury indicted three Anderson, South Carolina residents, Kennith Antwan Rice, Genero Gene Maduro, and Dallas Donchez Burris, along with Nathan Juan Gray of Smyrna, Georgia. Maduro, Gray, and Rice were each indicted […]

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Veterans Day Observance Today

Stephens County will mark Veterans’ Day with an annual observance on Wednesday. This year’s observance is Wednesday at 11 a.m. at VFW Post 4346 on West Savannah Street in Toccoa. The event has been moved from the courthouse lawn because recent rains have made the ground too soft for the event to be held there on Wednesday. Again this year, […]

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Scarecrow Contest Winners Announced

The winners are out for this year’s Toccoa Scarecrow Contest. Main Street Toccoa announced the winners on Tuesday. First place is M & J’s Buffet. They won $250 for first place. Second place went to the Stephens County Hospital Wound Care Center. They received $150. Third place and $100 went to the Toccoa Veterinary Hospital. Winners were chosen through a […]

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Lewis Runs at State Cross Country Meet

Stephens County High School’s Deanna Lewis finished 44th in the state AAAA girls’ cross country meet last weekend. The meet took place in Carrollton. Lewis finished in a time of 23 minutes, 18.39 seconds. She qualified for the state meet by finishing 6th in the Region 8-AAAA meet a couple of weeks ago at Unicoi State Park. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Authorities Investigating Hartwell Fire

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Authorities in Hartwell believe a fire at an abandoned grainery Tuesday morning may have been deliberately set. Firefighters were called to the old Merritt Grain and Feed building about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday. Hartwell Fire Chief Terry Vickery said that by the time they arrived, the old metal building was fully involved. The building is located across […]

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Toys for Tots To Continue Using Old Whitman St. Rec Center for Warehouse

Toccoa City Commissioners agree to let the Marine Corps League continue using the old Whitman Street Recreation Center for at least another five years. Monday, city commissioners unanimously approved a five-year lease with the option for a five-year renewal with the Marine Corps League for the facility. The new lease replaces a lease that automatically renewed each year unless either […]

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