Recycling Re-starting on Saturday at Convenience Sites

Recycling re-starts Saturday at convenience sites in Stephens County. Bins will be back out at the county’s convenience sites for people to drop off their recyclables. Stephens County officials said the system will be single-stream recycling, which means people will not have to separate their recyclable items. Officials also said that there will be signs and information to specify what […]

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Indians Travel to Elbert Co. Tonight

Stephens County looks to start the 2015 football season 2-0. The Indians head on the road for the first of three straight road games tonight as they visit Elbert County in the Granite Bowl. Stephens County is coming off a 34-7 season-opening win last Friday at home against Franklin County. Stephens County Offensive Coordinator Roger Gentry said the Indians had […]

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Municipal Qualifying Ends Today

Today is the final day of municipal qualifying for Toccoa and Martin. In Toccoa, candidates wishing to qualify for one of the three seats up for election this year should see Toccoa City Clerk Fredda Wheeler at Toccoa City Hall. The qualifying fee is $252. For Martin, qualifying is at the Stephens County Probate and Registrar’s Office, located in Room […]

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SCHS Softball Splits with North Hall

The Lady Indian softball team drops a close one in region play. Thursday, North Hall edged Stephens County, 3-2. Karly Smith had a double and Natalie Morgan and Emma Whitfield each had singles and RBI’s. Meanwhile, Whitfield pitched a complete game in taking the tough-luck loss on the mound, striking out 10. With the loss, the Lady Indians drop to […]

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Lots to Do This Weekend on Lake Hartwell

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia It should be smooth sailing on Lake Hartwell this weekend, despite lower lake levels. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spokesman Billy Birdwell said campgrounds and picnic areas are open this weekend all around the lake. “There’s so much you can do this weekend,” Birdwell said. “There’s water skiing, boating, fishing, camping, hiking, biking, picnicking. […]

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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia It should be smooth sailing on Lake Hartwell this weekend, despite lower lake levels. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spokesman Billy Birdwell said campgrounds and picnic areas are open this weekend all around the lake. “There’s so much you can do this weekend,” Birdwell said. “There’s water skiing, boating, fishing, camping, hiking, biking, picnicking. […]

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UGA Farm Tour Lands in Stephens Before Taking Off for NE Ga.

Top state officials and the president of the University of Georgia take a farm tour of northeast Georgia. State Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black and University of Georgia President Jere Morehead were among those taking the tour Wednesday. That tour started in Toccoa as the plane carrying the officials landed at the Toccoa-Stephens County Airport before the officials headed out to […]

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SCSO Recovers Stolen Equipment In Rabun Co.

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office says it has found over a thousand dollars in stolen equipment in another county. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that in 2014, a Big A Road business reported that three commercial chainsaws were stolen from their property. Shirley said that the stolen equipment was then located in Rabun County with the help of authorities […]

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Investigation Continues Into Tuesday Accident

The Georgia State Patrol continues to search for the person who was driving a car involved in a one-vehicle accident Tuesday morning in Stephens County. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, officers were notified of a crash on Brookhaven Circle at about 1:47 a.m. on Tuesday. The GSP said that Senior Trooper Jason Stephens responded to […]

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