Pedestrian Hit in Lavonia Last Weekend

By Charles Robertson, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A pedestrian was struck and injured in Lavonia last weekend. Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle said it happened Sunday evening. Carlisle said there were some ladies walking home from church Sunday evening, and as they approached the intersection of Burton St. and Augusta Rd., a vehicle was there and stopped and they proceeded across […]

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Authorities Investigating Vehicle Break-Ins

Local law enforcement agencies are reporting a series of vehicle break-ins in part of Stephens County. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that his department has received several calls from one particular area of Toccoa over the last couple of days. “Over the past few days, the police department has received numerous complaints about vehicles that have been broken into […]

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Emoji Ball Python Picture Goes Viral

A Toccoa man is going viral for an unusual snake that he has bred. Justin Kobylka has been breeding and working with ball pythons for about 13 years. Just recently, his photo of a ball python that is orange and white with emoji-looking smiley face designs on it has gone viral. Kobylka said that despite reports to the contrary, the […]

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Lions Beat Indians in Baseball

Franklin County right-hander Blake Wehunt gave up just four singles as the Lions beat the Stephens County Indians on Wednesday night at the Reservation in non-region baseball play, 4-2. Wehunt went the distance, striking out seven. The Indians scored an unearned run in the third inning and another unearned run in the sixth inning, but left the bases loaded in […]

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GSP Releases Details on Tuesday Accident

Authorities said two people suffered minor injuries after an accident Tuesday afternoon in Stephens County. It occurred on Georgia Highway 17 Alternate, just south of Bend N’ Hickory at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, a 2015 IC Bus owned by Loomis Armored US LLC and driven by 26-year-old John William David […]

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Rabun Authorities Announce Drug Arrest

Authorities in Rabun County said that a deputy’s good deed for an observant homeless man leads to a drug arrest. It occurred last Thursday, according to the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office. That office said a Rabun County Sheriff’s Office deputy noticed that a homeless man was in need of help and the deputy asked how he could help. According […]

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CASA Opens New Office

The Northeast Georgia CASA program opens its new office. Last week, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the new office space. Northeast Georgia CASA, which stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates, provides volunteers who advocate for the best interests of children in foster care across their eight-county service area of Stephens, Rabun, Habersham, Elbert, […]

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SCHS Tennis Swept By North Oconee

Stephens County High School tennis drops a pair of matches to a region powerhouse. The Indian and Lady Indian tennis teams hosted one of the top teams in Region 8-AAAA on Wednesday, North Oconee. On the girls’ side, the Lady Indians lost 5-0 to North Oconee. The Lady Indians are now 2-6 on the season and 0-1 in the region. […]

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Turn-Out Light for E-SPLOST Early Voting

Halfway through early voting for the E-SPLOST special election in Stephens County, turnout has been slow. That’s according to Stephens County Registrar Bill Cochran. “We have had a total of 231 advance, in-person voters,” said Cochran on Tuesday afternoon. “It is extremely light. This is an extremely important issue we are voting on and I would like to see more […]

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Currahee Clean-up Set for Saturday

An effort to help clean-up Currahee Mountain will take place this weekend. The Currahee Graffiti Removal and Clean-up Project will be holding a clean-up day on Saturday at Currahee Mountain from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sam Taylor is an organizer of the clean-up effort. He said it is something he and others have been working on for a couple […]

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