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SCHS’s Lewis Takes 31st in State

November 11, 2013

A Stephens County High School runner finishes up her season at the state cross-country meet. Stephens County High School sophomore Deanna Lewis finished 31st place out of 219 runners in the state AAAA girls’ cross-country meet Saturday in Carrollton. Lewis had qualified for the state meet after winning the Region 8-AAAA meet last month...

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Franklin Co. Teen Killed in Wreck

November 11, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County High School students are mourning the loss of one of their own this morning after a wreck over the weekend. It happened Saturday on State Route 63. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said that 16-year old Matt Walters was driving down State Route 63 near his...

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Stephens Co. Day Use Area To Close Jan. 1

November 8, 2013

More cuts by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will affect one of the Corps’ recreation areas in Stephens County. This week, the Corps of Engineers announced that it was reducing park operations and visitor services at a number of areas on both Lakes Hartwell and Thurmond for Fiscal Year 2014. Among the announced...

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Battle of the Indians at the Reservation Tonight

November 8, 2013

Win and they are in the post-season. That is the situation facing the Stephens County Indians as they host Lumpkin County at the Reservation in the final regular-season game of the season for both teams. The Indians will make the AAAA state football playoffs if they defeat Lumpkin County or if Eastside loses to...

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Toccoa Man Pleads Guilty to Burglaries, Break-ins

November 8, 2013

A Toccoa man charged in connection to multiple burglaries, along with a vehicle break-in at a local church earlier this year will serve time in prison after pleading guilty. 24-year-old Joshua Franklin Spearman of Toccoa pleaded guilty in Stephens County Superior Court last week to two counts of burglary in the first degree, four...

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SCHS’s Lewis in State Cross Country Meet Saturday

November 8, 2013

Stephens County High School’s Deanna Lewis will run in the Girls’ AAAA Cross Country State Championship tomorrow in Carrollton. Lewis won the Region 8-AAAA Girls’ Individual Championship last month at WilliamsMillPark in Flowery Branch, qualifying her for the state meet. The AAAA Girls’ race takes place at 9:50 a.m.

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USFS Waiving Fees At Day Use Sites for Veterans Day

November 8, 2013

The U.S. Forest Service will waive fees at most of its day-use recreation sites over the Veterans Day holiday weekend this weekend. The fee waivers are offered in cooperation with other federal agencies under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. The Forest Service said day-use fees will be waived at all standard amenity fee...

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Hartwell Elementary Slated to Re-open Monday

November 8, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Hartwell Hartwell Elementary School is closed today because of a problem with bats. According to school officials, the bats are nesting in a corner crawl space at one end of the school building. Hart County Assistant School Superintendent Kathy Leard said school officials met Tuesday night with concerned parents...

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Area Leaders React to SPLOST VI Vote

November 7, 2013

Area leaders in Stephens County are reacting to the approval of SPLOST VI by county voters on Tuesday. Stephens County voters approved SPLOST VI on Tuesday by a nearly 3 to 1 margin. SPLOST VI will begin on July 1, 2014, picking up right after the current one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax...

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Drug Operation Leads To Arrests, Charges

November 7, 2013

Four people face charges after a drug investigation last week. Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team agents, working together with the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office Uniform Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions, Toccoa Police Department Uniform Patrol and Criminal Investigation Divisions, and the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit, conducted an undercover drug operation in...

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