Residents Concerned Over Shooting Range

Numerous local residents are expressing concern about a proposed Sheriff’s Office shooting range in Stephens County. Back on August 25, Stephens County Commissioners approved a motion to provide property located behind the road department’s fueling depot for a firing range to be built for the Sheriff’s Office. On Tuesday, residents in the Scenic Drive area spoke out about the proposal. […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Wrapup

Stephens County Commissioners also ask for more discussion on a budget amendment request from the Sheriff’s Office for televisions in the Stephens County Jail. Commissioners voted unanimously to postpone that budget amendment, questioning the need for the TV’s. Sheriff Randy Shirley said it is not meant as a luxury, but as an incentive for inmates at the jail to improve […]

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Lady Indians Beat Buford

The Stephens County Lady Indian softball team knocks off the defending AAAA softball state champs and top-ranked AAAA team at home. Stephens County beat Buford Tuesday at the Reservation, 2-0. Freshman Emma Whitfield allowed just one hit to the Lady Wolves and struck out 11. Meanwhile on offense, Natalie Morgan had a triple, two singles and an RBI, Brynn Roberts […]

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TFC Names Shelton As Provost

Toccoa Falls College names a long-time administrator to a new position at the college. The school has named Dr. Brian Shelton as Provost of the college. According to Toccoa Falls College, this new position is a senior academic administrator with responsibilities beyond the traditional academic sphere. TFC says that in his new role, Dr. Shelton will oversee the launch of […]

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Franklin Co. Receives Disaster Funding Help

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County is recipient of a funding award from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Last week, Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) Public Assistance Division Director, Charles Dawson, delivered two checks totaling $138,042.16 to Franklin County Board of Commissioners. County Manager Beth Thomas said FEMA along with GEMA awarded […]

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Toccoa Gets State Grant For Signage

A state grant will help the city of Toccoa with some signage. The Georgia Department of Economic Development has awarded the city of Toccoa with a $2,330 grant to help pay for wayfinding signage. Weslie Clark with Main Street Toccoa said the signage will help people find downtown Toccoa. “We have heard some complaints over the years from visitors that […]

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Currahee Campus Celebrates 10 Years

The Currahee Campus of North Georgia Technical College celebrates 10 years. A reception last week at the Stephens County campus marked the occasion. North Georgia Technical College Acting President Dr. Mark Ivester said the school is very excited to mark the occasion. He said the Currahee Campus means a lot to North Georgia Technical College. “Over 5,000 students in these […]

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Stephens Co. Commission To Meet Today

Stephens County Commissioners will meet for a regularly scheduled meeting later this morning. The county commission is set to meet at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Commissioners will start with a planning and zoning public hearing and then hold a work session to discuss items on the business meeting agenda. […]

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