City of Toccoa Looks to Expand Industrial Pre-Treament Program

The city of Toccoa is looking to expand its capacity to increase its industrial wastewater pre-treatment program. Last week, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously approved spending $14,000 to $17,000 in engineering fees to double the amount of industrial pre-treatment that the city is allowed. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that currently, the city’s Industrial Pretreatment Program at the Eastanollee Wastewater […]

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Stephens Co. July Unemployment Numbers Out

The latest county unemployment numbers from the Georgia Department of Labor show a rising unemployment rate for Stephens County for the month of July. According to the Labor Department figures, Stephens County had a preliminary unemployment rate of 7.0 percent for the month of July. That is up four-tenths of a percentage point from the revised rate for June, which […]

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SCHS Volleyball Update

The Stephens County High School Lady Indian volleyball team begins Region 8-AAAA play later today. Last week, the Lady Indians traveled to White County to participate in a tri-match with White County and Fannin County. The Lady Indians fell short to Fannin County in straight sets, 25-23 and 25-19, but bounced back against White County and won in straight sets, […]

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SCMS Softball Update

The Stephens County Middle School softball team returns home today. August 21, the Lady Rebels had their first home game against Franklin County and lost 7 to 1. Stephens County had four hits on the game and Aly Singletary and Allie Huff were pitchers. Then, the Lady Rebels played at Hart on Thursday and won 8 to 7. Stephens County […]

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Municipal Qualifying Starts Today

Qualifying for municipal elections in Stephens County gets underway today. Toccoa, Martin, and Avalon will all hold qualifying this week. In Toccoa, candidates wishing to qualify for one of the three seats up for election this year should see Toccoa City Clerk Fredda Wheeler at Toccoa City Hall. Toccoa qualifying starts at 8:30 a.m. today and runs through 4:30 p.m. […]

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Corps Opening Hunting Areas

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Lake Office will open a number of recreation areas for archery and small game hunting during the regular 2015-2016 Georgia hunting season. Among those is the Jenkins Ferry Recreation Area in Stephens County. The others are the Paynes Creek Recreation Area, Hartwell Dam Quarry Area, and New Prospect Recreation Area. Hunting in the Hartwell Dam […]

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Franklin Co. Conducting Death Investigation

By WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are conducting an investigation involving murder and aggravated assault. Law Enforcement in Franklin County say they received a call around 8:30 a.m. Thursday morning, August 28, regarding a welfare check at a residence on Grady School Road. Officers say they arrived at the residence and […]

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Indians Tame Lions in Season Opener, 34-7

Stephens County starts the regular season with a win over an arch rival. The Indians beat Franklin County Friday night at the Reservation in Toccoa, 34-7. Coming off the scrimmage game loss to Hart County, Indians’ Head Coach Frank Barden said the team had a good week of practice and it showed on the field. “It is just a matter […]

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SCMS Football Team Starts Season With Win

The Stephens County Middle School football team is off to a winning start this week. On Saturday night, the Rebels opened their season by defeating Hart County at the Reservation, 20 to 6. Rebel running back Mucha Wiley scored all 3 Stephens County touchdowns. The first was a 14 yard pass reception from Rebel quarterback Elijah Stowe with 7 minutes […]

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