Shirley Releases Additional Info on Sunday Chase

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley releases additional information on the chase overnight Sunday and early Monday that involved authorities from both Stephens and Franklin counties. Shirley said it started when a deputy on routine patrol on Rock Creek Road noticed a vehicle approaching that had just one headlight. “He turned around on the vehicle,” said Shirley. “The vehicle pulled into […]

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Injuries Reported in Major Monday Wreck

Authorities say a Toccoa man was airlifted to Northeast Georgia Medical Center with serious injuries after a three-car accident Monday afternoon. It occurred on U.S. Highway 123, near Cawthon Road, just before 3 p.m. Monday. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, 78-year-old Ray Lynn Starling of Toccoa was driving a 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid that was […]

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Childs Signs for Golf at Truett-McConnell

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A Stephens County High School student-athlete will be taking his game to the next level after graduation. Micah Childs signed on Monday to play college golf at Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland, Georgia. Childs said Truett-McConnell was a clear choice for him both on and off the course. “Truett is a Baptist school and I am a Southern Baptist and I […]

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Lavonia Hospital Names New President

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia St. Mary’s Sacred Heart Hospital in Lavonia has a new president. Last month, St. Mary’s Healthcare announced it has hired interim president Jeff English for the job. English has served as the interim president since St. Mary’s Healthcare purchased the Lavonia hospital from Ty Cobb Regional Healthcare last year. English said he has been […]

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SCHS Tennis Splits with Clarke Central

The Stephens County High School tennis teams hosted Clarke Central on Monday afternoon in a non-region match. On the girls’ side, the Lady Indians won by a 5-0 forfeit. Meanwhile, the Indian boys lost to Clarke Central, 4-1. Picking up the only win for the Indian boys was freshman Ben Smith, who won a thrilling three-set victory at #1 singles. […]

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Indian Baseball Falls To Banks Co.

The Banks County Leopards beat the Stephens County Indians in baseball at the Reservation Saturday night, 6-3. Saturday’s win gives Banks County a two-game sweep this year of Stephens County on the diamond. Senior Dylan Patrick kept the Indians off-balance for 6 1/3 innings, allowing just eight hits and striking out five. Kooper Briley knocked in two runs for the […]

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