Leadership Toccoa Graduation Ceremony Held

Leadership Toccoa-Stephens County celebrates another group of graduates. Thursday night, the graduation ceremony for this year’s Leadership Adult and Youth classes was held at the Kimsey Environmental Center in Eastanollee. Leadership Toccoa-Stephens County Board Chair Tim Quick said it is a program that takes place each year and runs through the Chamber of Commerce. “The whole purpose of it, in […]

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SCHS Tennis Drops Two To Lumpkin Co.

Lumpkin County takes two matches from Stephens County High School on the tennis courts. Wednesday afternoon, the Indian and Lady Indian tennis teams hosted Lumpkin County. Stephens County lost both the boys’ and girls’ matches by a score of 4-1 to Lumpkin County. On the boys’ side, freshman Ben Smith won the #1 singles match for Stephens County in straight […]

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NE Ga. Hosts ‘Night to Shine’

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia It was a night to shine for some special residents of Franklin, Hart and Stephens counties last Friday as the Swails Center in Franklin Springs rolled out the red carpet and the limos began arriving for the “Night to Shine” ball for special needs adults. Sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, hundreds of special […]

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UPDATED: Names Released In Wednesday Drug Investigation

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Authorities said Wednesday they have dismantled a multi-million dollar drug trafficking operation based out of Stephens County. Wednesday, some 200 local, state, and federal law enforcement officers served more than 20 search warrants and raided properties in Stephens County, north Georgia, metro Atlanta, and South Carolina as part of the effort. The warrants were the culmination of a 10-month investigation […]

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Charges Filed After Sheriff Assaulted on Call

A Toccoa man faces charges for allegedly assaulting Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley during a domestic call. Sheriff Shirley was the first to respond to a a Ranick Drive address at 2 p.m. Wednesday in regards to an alleged ongoing domestic problem. The Sheriff’s Office said Shirley immediately tried to speak with the man and woman on scene, but was […]

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Fifth Grade Academy Principal Retiring

Current Fifth Grade Academy Principal Tammy Whitworth is retiring later this year. Her retirement was approved by the Stephens County Board of Education at its meeting on Tuesday. It will take effect on April 1. Before serving as the first principal for the Fifth Grade Academy, Whitworth was Principal at Toccoa Elementary and an assistant principal at Eastanollee Elementary. Taking […]

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