Stephens Co. Hospital Approves FY 16 Budget

Stephens County Hospital will implement a 3.5 percent rate increase beginning with the start of its new fiscal year on October 1. Monday, the Hospital Authority unanimously approved a Fiscal Year 2016 budget that includes the rate increase. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said that the rate increase is not something that most consumers will notice directly because of the way […]

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Leader Dog Program Continues To Benefit Area Residents

A national program helps yet another Toccoa resident. Recently, Toccoa resident David Chase completed Leader Dog training in Michigan and returned home with his dog, “Shadow.” “Shadow” helps David, who has vision problems, get around. That is according to state Leader Dog representative and Toccoa Lions Club member Bill Graham. Graham said that David is the third Toccoa resident in […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Meeting Today

The Stephens County Board of Education is scheduled to hold its regular monthly meeting later today. That meeting is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. in the Tugaloo Building at the Stephens County School System Administrative Offices on Mize Road. Items on today’s Board of Education meeting agenda include consideration of the school system’s CTAE budget for Fiscal Year 2016, […]

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SCHS Volleyball Season Underway

The season is underway for the Stephens County High School Lady Indian volleyball team. A couple of weeks into the season, the Lady Indians have a record of two wins and six losses. So far this year, the Lady Indians have picked up both of their wins against Hart County. Stephens County beat Hart at home on August 6 two […]

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Rain Postpones SCHS Softball

Rain forces a rivalry softball game to be pushed back to later in the week. Monday’s Stephens County Lady Indian softball team’s games against Franklin County were rained out. Both the JV and varsity softball games were re-scheduled for this coming Thursday, August 20. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Hartwell Dam Walking Trail Temporarily Closed

A walking trail at the Hartwell Dam is closed for the next couple of days. The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Project Office said that it closed the walking trail located above the South Carolina earthen embankment section of the dam beginning yesterday. Corps officials said that the area, which is located in Anderson County, South Carolina, will […]

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Franklin Co. Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Bust

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A routine traffic stop on Interstate 85 in Franklin County leads to the arrest of a South Carolina man and a major drug bust. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said that it happened earlier this month. According to Thomas, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office deputies, along with troopers from the Georgia State Patrol Hartwell post, […]

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Lady Indian Softball Beats East Hall

Stephens County High School’s softball team beat East Hall last week 8-1 in a non-region match up. The Lady Indians were led by Raina Mayfield who had a 3-run homerun and Peyton Terrell who had 2 doubles and 3 RBI’s. McKenzie Rogers pitched a complete game, striking out 4 for the win. The next game for the Lady Indians is […]

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Indians Beat Habersham in Gridiron Scrimmage

The Stephens County Indians come out on the winning end of a scrimmage against Habersham Central. Friday, the Indians beat the Raiders 27 to 14 at the Reservation in Toccoa. Indians’ Head Coach Frank Barden says it was a typical scrimmage with some positives and some things that need more work. “I was real proud of the defense,” said Barden. […]

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Franklin Co. Looking to Consolidate Voting Precincts

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Two years ago, the Franklin County Board of Elections and Registrations announced it planned to consolidate voting precincts. But the idea did not receive support from the voting public and the matter seemed to have been dropped. However on Wednesday, the Elections Board once again announced it plans to consolidate voting precincts from the […]

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