Indians Shut Out Blue Ridge in S.C., 21-0

Stephens County ends non-region football play with a win. The Indians beat Blue Ridge High School Friday, 21-0, in Greer, South Carolina. It was a game highlighted by a strong performance from the Indian offensive line as Stephens County ran for more than 250 yards. On defense, the Indians held Blue Ridge to less than 200 yards of offense and […]

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Dorsey Still Monitoring School Traffic

Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said traffic is something they are continuing to watch at the schools. Dorsey updated the school board at its work session and called meeting on Thursday. He said he does feel like the traffic situation has continued to get better. “It has improved tremendously over at Big A with the re-structuring of the buses […]

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Lavonia Woman Charged With Threatening Collins

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Lavonia woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges she threatened the life of U.S. Representative Doug Collins and his daughter. Pam Spivey of Augusta Road in Lavonia was indicted on two counts of making terroristic threats. According to Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle, it happened the evening of August […]

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Archery Deer Season Starts Saturday

Archers will get the first opportunity at bringing home a deer this weekend. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division says that archery deer season starts on Saturday. Statewide archery season runs through October 9, although hunters may hunt deer with archery equipment through the entire 2015-2016 deer season. According to the DNR, hunters are allowed a season […]

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NE Ga. Agencies Receive Spay/Neuter Grants

A number of area agencies are among those who have received grant money to assist with the spaying and neutering of Georgia’s companion animals. The grants were awarded recently. According to the Georgia Department of Agriculture, 41 state licensed animal shelters and animal rescue organizations were awarded a total of more than $200,000 in grants. A number of those were […]

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NGTC Students Receive Scholarship

Two North Georgia Technical College students are the recipients of scholarships thanks to a corporation. Automotive Technology student Nicolas Ramirez of Alto and Criminal Justice student Pamela Jones of McDonough were recently chosen to receive $2,500 Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® Scholarships. Grainger, who awarded the scholarships, is a local distributor of products used to maintain, repair or operate facilities. According […]

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Chamber Updates Stephens County Commission

Marketing and membership are the two main goals right now of the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce. That’s according to Chamber President Julie Paysen, who presented a report on Chamber activities Tuesday to the Stephens County Commission. Paysen said that after taking over last year as Chamber President and talking to people in the community, she feels the Chamber has […]

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Stephens Co. Grand Jury Issues Indictments

A Stephens County grand jury has indicted three men charged with stealing from a local pawn shop earlier this year. True bills of indictment were handed down on a charge of Theft by Taking against Danny Lee Henson and Cory Antonio Hilton, both of Toccoa, and Matthew Newman Snyder, address unknown, by the grand jury last week. Henson was also […]

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