Corps Opening Hartwell Lake Campgrounds April 1

The Savannah District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will open a number of campgrounds and day use areas on Lake Hartwell on April 1 for the 2015 recreation season. Those include Crescent Group Campground in Anderson County, South Carolina; Springfield Campground in Anderson County, South Carolina; Twin Lakes Campground in Pickens County, South Carolina; Watsadler Campground […]

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Stephens Co. Unemployment Figures Out for February

Unemployment figures for the month of February show very little change in Stephens County from January. According to figures released this week by the Georgia Department of Labor, Stephens County had a preliminary unemployment rate in February of 7.1 percent. That is slightly up from January’s revised rate of 7.0 percent, but down from the February 2014 revised rate of […]

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Charges Dropped Against SCHS Teacher Charged in Cat Controversy

All charges are being dropped against the teacher at the center of last Fall’s controversy around procedures performed on two cats in a Stephens County High School class. That is according to Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Director Jeff Roberts, who says that other agencies, including the state, said they would not investigate the matter. Stephens County High School Agriculture Teacher […]

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Trout Season Starting in Ga.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Make sure you put a trout fishing trip on your list of things to do this spring, especially with the opening of seasonal trout streams beginning Sat., March 28, 2015. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plan to stock more than 80,000 trout during […]

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Stephens Co. Easter Egg Hunt Set for Saturday

An annual Easter time tradition returns to Stephens County this weekend. Saturday is the 32nd annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Stephens County Recreation Department. The hunt will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at the Rose Lane ball fields at the Recreation Department. Organizers at the Recreation Department say that people should be there by 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. […]

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Toccoa Tangle This Weekend

Toccoa Speedway will host two nights of racing starting tonight in the fourth annual USCS Toccoa Tangle. Racing takes place tonight and Saturday night. Tonight, racing starts at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, racing opens at 6 p.m. A number of different racing divisions will take to the track over the next two nights. Those divisions include the USCS Outlaw Thunder […]

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Recycling To No Longer Be Separated At Convenience Sites in Stephens

Starting next week, Stephens County’s convenience sites will no longer be set up to allow county residents to recycle. Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners unanimously passed a motion that county convenience sites will no longer separate out recyclable items from household garbage at the county’s convenience sites starting on April 1. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said the convenience site attendants […]

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