Corps Inviting Fourth Graders To Park In New Initiative

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District invites fourth-graders and their families to partake in the “Every Kid in a Park” initiative at Hartwell and Thurmond lakes. Corps officials said the newly launched federal program will provide all fourth-grade students and their families with free admission to Savannah Corps’ recreational areas and more than 2,000 federally managed sites nationwide. Fourth-graders can visit the “Get Your […]

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Two Injured in Motorcycle Wreck At Airport

Two people face charges from the Georgia State Patrol after getting into an accident at the Toccoa-Stephens County Airport over the weekend. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said it happened at about 5:30 p.m. on Saturday on the runways at the airport. According to the sheriff, there were four motorcycles riding on the runways and filming with cameras, and two […]

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Golf Course Off To Strong Revenue Start

The city of Toccoa is reporting some initial revenue numbers for the newly re-opened Links at Lake Toccoa. On Monday, Toccoa Finance Director Cathy Loudermilk told city commissioners that the golf course had collected $10,000 in its first week or so. Loudermilk said that almost 50 percent, or $4,625 of that, is memberships. Toccoa City Commissioner Jeannette Jamieson said that […]

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Move Planned Later This Year for School Offices

The Stephens County School System has plans to move its central offices to a new location in the coming months. According to Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey, the school system’s central offices will move from their current location on Mize Road out to the old Big A School. That has most recently been the home of Mountain Education Charter […]

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Biomass Plant Planned for Franklin Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia An Alabama company is planning to build two wood biomass plants in Northeast Georgia and one of them will be in Franklin County. GreenFuels Holding Company LLC of Birmingham has already submitted applications for two pollution permits from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division’s Air Quality Branch for a 79 megawatt plant on Highway 198 […]

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SCHS Volleyball Picks Up First Win

The Stephens County Lady Indian volleyball team picks up its first ever region wins. Back on September 1, Stephens County hosted its first region matches in the team’s history when Madison County and White County visited Toccoa. Stephens County lost its first region match to Madison in straight sets, 25-19 and 25-22. However, the Lady Indians picked up the program’s […]

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SCMS Softball Beats Hart

The Stephens County Middle School softball team picks up another win. On Tuesday, the Lady Rebels took on Hart County at home and won 8-6. Aly Singletary started on the mound for the Lady Rebels, and Allie Huff came in to close out the game. Kasey Westmoreland lead the team at the plate with a single and a double, 3 […]

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Sheriff Releases Update on Monday Shooting

One person faces charges as the victim of a shooting Monday in Stephens County continues to recover. Tuesday afternoon, Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley released additional information on Monday’s shooting on Riverdale Road. Shirley said the victim, whom he identified as 49-year-old Rex Douglas Holbrook of Riverdale Road, remained in Greenville Memorial Hospital. Meanwhile, the sheriff said his office has […]

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