Lavonia Gathers For Prayer Vigil

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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A community touched by events last week comes together in prayer. Hundreds gathered at Lavonia Elementary School Sunday evening to pray for local law enforcement and protection, joining city and county law enforcement officers from across Northeast Georgia for a prayer vigil in the wake of the shootings of two Lavonia Police officers last […]

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Stephens Gets CCRPI Scores

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Stephens County is reacting to the latest College and Career Ready Performance Index, or CCRPI, scores released by the state. Recently, the state announced the CCRPI scores for the 2015-2016 school year. The CCRPI is Georgia’s statewide accountability system, implemented in 2012 to replace No Child Left Behind’s Adequate Yearly Progress measurement, after the U.S. Department of Education granted Georgia’s […]

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Toccoa Commission Meeting Today

The Toccoa City Commission will wrap up its calendar year later today with a regularly scheduled meeting. Toccoa City Commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. today at Toccoa City Hall for their final scheduled meeting of 2016. City commissioners moved this meeting up a week since December 26 is a city holiday. On today’s agenda, the city commission is expected […]

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Howard Selected for All-Star Games

A Stephens County High School football player is heading to both a national and a state high school football All-Star game this month. Earlier this month, Indians’ senior running back A.J. Howard was invited to attend both the Elite Prospect Scouting All-American Game in Dallas, Texas and the North-South All-Star Game in Columbus, Georgia The 3rd Annual Elite Prospect Scouting […]

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Bell Speaks on Recent Ga. Police Shootings

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Peace Officers Association of Georgia President and Stephens County Commissioner Dennis Bell is speaking out after two officers were shot and injured in Lavonia this week. Bell, who is also the Police Chief in the Madison County town of Comer, made his comments not only after the Lavonia incident, but also after a week in which six police officers were […]

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Hospital Announces Christmas Card Contest Winner

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Stephens County Hospital recognizes a local student for winning its annual Christmas Card contest. Thursday, hospital officials went to Toccoa Elementary School to congratulate 4th grader Luke Duncan on winning this year’s Christmas Card contest. Each year, 4th and 5th graders submit artwork that the hospital chooses from and the winning design is used on the front of the hospital’s […]

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Jarrell Issues Counterfeit Bill Warning

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Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell is asking area retailers to be on the lookout for counterfeit bills this holiday season. Jarrell said that the Toccoa Police Department has been receiving several counterfeit bills in denominations of $5 and $20. He said the police department is asking everyone to check money they receive, especially restaurants who deliver. According to Jarrell, most […]

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SCHS Represented In All-Star Football Game Saturday

A number of Stephens County Indian football players will participate in an area all-star game this weekend. The Georgia Mountains Area Fellowship of Christian Athletes is presenting the 2016 East/West High School Football Classic on Saturday at Habersham Central High School’s John Larry Black Stadium. The game will start at 1 p.m. Stephens County will be represented in the game […]

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SCHS Wrestling Notches Win

The Stephens County High School wrestling team evens its record on the season at 3-3 after an exciting come from behind victory on Tuesday night in Hartwell. Stephens County was down 39-24 with three matches remaining before scoring three straight pins to win the dual, 42-39. Cole Simmons, Nikko Beady, and Jay Stowe collected three straight pins in the final […]

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