Downtown Building Owner Posts Sign Over Weekend

A downtown building owner uses some weekend signage to voice frustration. On Saturday afternoon, a sign went up on the front of a building owned by Robert Crumley in downtown Toccoa, the former Green’s Department Store at 26 Doyle Street. The sign said “No Welcome Mat in Toccoa.” When reached this week about the sign, Crumley said only that the […]

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Barden Comments On GSHA Reclassification Policy Changes

Stephens County High School Head Football Coach and Athletic Director Frank Barden is among those waiting to see how new re-classification policies affect things later this year for high school athletics. This week, the Georgia High School Assocation Executive Committee voted to implement two new policies for the re-classification that is coming up later this school year. First among those […]

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Pre-season Honors for Cleveland

The pre-season honors are flowing in for Stephens County senior offensive lineman Ben Cleveland. Cleveland was named to this year’s Atlanta Journal Constitution Super 11 over the weekend. According to the AJC, Cleveland is the first Super 11 player for Stephens County High School since James Singleton in 1990. The University of Georgia commit is not the only area player […]

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SCMS Softball Opens Season With Win

The Stephens County Middle School softball team opens its season with a win. Last Thursday, August 13, the Lady Rebels fought hard in an opening day victory over Elbert County Middle School, coming out on top by a 7-6 score. After seven innings of regulation play, the score was tied at 6. That held until the 11th inning, when a […]

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Stephens Co. Releases Initial Enrollment Numbers

Some initial enrollment numbers are out for the start of the year in the Stephens County school system. According to numbers released by the school system, Stephens County High School had 1175 students, Stephens County Middle School had 901 students in 6th through 8th grade, while the 5th Grade Academy has 293 students. Moving to the elementary schools, Toccoa Elementary […]

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School System Still Sorting Out School Traffic

Traffic at the schools continues to be a focus during this first week of school. On Friday, there were numerous reports of delays and long lines at numerous Stephens County schools, especially in the afternoon. Also, there were reports of numerous bus delays. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said that the first day, while always congested, did present some […]

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TFC Announces New Baseball Coach

Toccoa Falls College has its new head baseball coach. This week, the school announced Nate Bowen as the new head coach for the Screaming Eagles’ baseball team. Bowen was selected after a national search that had over 100 applicants, according to TFC officials. The school said that Bowen will also serve as Assistant Athletic Director and assist with administrative duties. […]

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Chase Leads to Two Arrests in Franklin Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A high-speed chase through Franklin County last week leads to more arrests. It happened on Wednesday, August 12. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said that deputies with his office and Georgia State Patrol troopers from the Hartwell post attempted to stop a 2011 Nissan Altima traveling on Interstate 85 that fit the description of […]

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