SCMS Basketball Into Conference Tournament Play

Conference tournament play is underway for the Stephens County Middle School basketball teams. All of the games are at the middle school and play started on Wednesday. In the first round of the region tournament this week, the Stephens County Middle School 8th grade girls beat Elbert County, 32-26. Brooklyn Deshazer and Mary Alice Knight each scored nine points and […]

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Stephens Co. Names STAR Student, Teacher


Stephens County finds out its STAR Student. Casey Dale Ramsey, a senior at Stephens County High School, is the 2016 STAR Student for the Stephens County School System. That was announced this week by the local STAR program sponsor, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce. Ramsey is the son of Ms. Lisa Ramsey. He said he was surprised to receive […]

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Stephens Co. Still Looking At Sign Ordinance

Stephens County Commissioners are going to get with another group to work on a possible sign ordinance for the county. Earlier this month, county commissioners began looking at sign ordinances in other counties with the thought of putting together a sign ordinance for Stephens County. Discussions on the issue continued at Tuesday’s Stephens County Commission meeting. County officials said that […]

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Toccoa Annexes Two Properties

Toccoa City Commissioners accept annexation requests for two properties to enter the city limits. Tuesday, city commissioners unanimously approved annexation requests for 102 Cherry Street and 21 Midget Drive. Both requests were recommended for approval by the Toccoa Planning Commission. At 21 Midget Drive, developers say they plan to open a micro distillery. As a result, city commissioners zoned the […]

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Royston Stolen Car Investigation Continues

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Royston Police Department continues its search for the suspects who stole two cars from Tri-County Chevrolet. A 1956 classic Chevy Bel-Air and a 2015 Dodge Challenger were stolen from Tri-County over the New Year’s weekend. Royston investigators, with the help of the Hart County Sheriff’s Office, located the cars late last week hidden […]

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Indian Wrestling Holds Senior Night

Stephens County wrestling goes 1-2 on Senior Night for Wrestling at the Reservation. Tuesday night, the SCHS wrestling team celebrated its Seniors and Youth wrestlers in a quad match with Riverside Military, Hart County, and Habersham Central. The Stephens County youth wrestlers were recognized first, with 25 kids led by coaches Leon Walker and Josh Sweat. Then, Stephens County’s three […]

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SCHS Sweeps White Co. in Basketball


Tay Jones scored 16 of his team-leading 22 points in the second half and Jackson Bell made 9 of 10 free throws in the fourth quarter to lead the Stephens County Indians to a come from behind 72-68 win at White County Tuesday night. Deundra Singleton added 16 points for Stephens County, who trailed by as many as 11 points […]

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Stephens Co. Adopts Changes to Nuisance Ordinance

Stephens County approves changes to the county’s nuisance ordinance to help enforce policies already in place at the county’s convenience sites. On Tuesday, the county commission approved the changes to the nuisance ordinance unanimously following a second public hearing and reading. According to Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers, the changes to the nuisance ordinance have to do with putting more […]

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TCC, DDA Meet for Joint Work Session

The city of Toccoa’s facade grant program is one of the main points of discussion at a work session between Toccoa City Commissioners and the city’s Downtown Development Authority. That work session took place Tuesday. Recently, the Toccoa DDA approved a series of changes to the city’s facade grant program policies. The facade grant program provides funding to assist Main […]

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