Emory Johnson Park Flagpole Dedicated

The city of Toccoa honors a fallen hero on the anniversary of his death. Friday, city officials and people from throughout the community gathered at Emory Johnson Park to dedicate a flagpole in honor of the late Lance Corporal Emory Johnson on what was the 50th anniversary of his death during the Vietnam War. Toccoa named the park for Johnson […]

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Details Released on Thursday Morning Accident

The Georgia State Patrol has released more information on an accident last week in Stephens County. That one-vehicle accident occurred on Thursday at about 6:30 a.m. on Georgia Highway 184, near Currahee Mountain, though initial reports indicated the accident was on U.S. Highway 123. According to the Toccoa post of the GSP, a 1995 Ford F-150 driven by 34-year-old Matthew […]

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SCMS Holds Black History Month Program

Stephens County Middle School marks Black History Month. The school held its annual Black History Month assembly on Friday. This year’s guest speaker was Quintunya Chapman-Hamilton. She ran track at the University of Georgia and also has competed at the U.S. Olympic Trials. Chapman-Hamilton talked to the students about four points. The first was to be smart. She said it […]

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Hartwell Hosts Polar Bear Plunge Saturday

By Charles Robertson, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The 21st annual Polar bear Plunge and Winter Festival on Lake Hartwell has been moved. The Plunge will still take place Saturday along with the Winter Festival and Chili Cookoff. However, while it was originally set to be at the Big Oaks Recreation Area this year, the event has been moved back to the […]

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Leadership Toccoa Graduates Classes

Leadership Toccoa-Stephens County graduates another group of adults and youth. The graduation ceremony took place back on Thursday, February 16 for the 13 adults that went through the adult Leadership class, as well as the 21 high school seniors that went through the youth class. This year’s guest speaker at the graduation ceremony was Mrs. Ginger Herring, the President of […]

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Indians Fall In Sweet 16

The Stephens County Indians stood toe to toe with undefeated and top ranked Upson-Lee on the Knight home floor, but came up just short falling 76-71 in Thomaston Thursday night in the round of 16 of the AAAA state playoffs. The Indians started the game strong in front of a standing room only crowd and led the Knights 23-20 after […]

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ASI Is Project Orange, Announces Stephens Co. Expansion

Officials release more details on an economic development project in Stephens County. The Georgia Department of Economic Development today is identifying “Project Orange” as an expansion by ASI Southeast in Stephens County. ASI Southeast, which makes washroom accessories, toilet partitions, and lockers, is building a new $16 million manufacturing facility in Toccoa that will create 50 jobs. The building, located […]

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