Main Street Awards Ceremony Held

Toccoa honors a number of businesses and individuals at its annual Main Street Awards ceremony. The yearly event last night at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa brought city officials, downtown business owners, and others together to look back at the last year in downtown. Toccoa Main Street Director Connie Tabor said the city feels it is important to take […]

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Fire Thursday Night Near Lake


A structure fire at a Lake Hartwell area home brings multiple departments out on a Thursday night. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that the Big Smith, Martin, and Eastanollee Volunteer Fire Departments responded to a house fire at 47 Peninsula Court in Martin last night. Shirley said a sheriff’s deputy was first on scene and reported to dispatch that […]

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Buford Sweeps SCHS Hoops in Toccoa

The Buford girls’ and boys’ basketball teams kept their undefeated region records intact Thursday night as both defeated Stephens County in a region doubleheader at the Currahee Arena. In the girls’ game, Buford ran off 27 points in the first quarter and raced to a 70-24 win over the Lady Indians. Rachel Dobbs hit her first eight three-point shots and […]

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SCMS Basketball Into Conference Tournament Play

Conference tournament play is underway for the Stephens County Middle School basketball teams. All of the games are at the middle school and play started on Wednesday. In the first round of the region tournament this week, the Stephens County Middle School 8th grade girls beat Elbert County, 32-26. Brooklyn Deshazer and Mary Alice Knight each scored nine points and […]

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Stephens Co. Names STAR Student, Teacher


Stephens County finds out its STAR Student. Casey Dale Ramsey, a senior at Stephens County High School, is the 2016 STAR Student for the Stephens County School System. That was announced this week by the local STAR program sponsor, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce. Ramsey is the son of Ms. Lisa Ramsey. He said he was surprised to receive […]

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Stephens Co. Still Looking At Sign Ordinance

Stephens County Commissioners are going to get with another group to work on a possible sign ordinance for the county. Earlier this month, county commissioners began looking at sign ordinances in other counties with the thought of putting together a sign ordinance for Stephens County. Discussions on the issue continued at Tuesday’s Stephens County Commission meeting. County officials said that […]

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Toccoa Annexes Two Properties

Toccoa City Commissioners accept annexation requests for two properties to enter the city limits. Tuesday, city commissioners unanimously approved annexation requests for 102 Cherry Street and 21 Midget Drive. Both requests were recommended for approval by the Toccoa Planning Commission. At 21 Midget Drive, developers say they plan to open a micro distillery. As a result, city commissioners zoned the […]

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Royston Stolen Car Investigation Continues

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Royston Police Department continues its search for the suspects who stole two cars from Tri-County Chevrolet. A 1956 classic Chevy Bel-Air and a 2015 Dodge Challenger were stolen from Tri-County over the New Year’s weekend. Royston investigators, with the help of the Hart County Sheriff’s Office, located the cars late last week hidden […]

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