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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Lavonia Holding Vigil Sunday for Law Enforcement

Throughout the week many have been looking for ways to show their support for the Lavonia police force in the wake of Monday’s shooting. Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle said Pleasant Hill Baptist Church is planning a candlelight vigil in Lavonia at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.  It has been moved to the Lavonia Elementary School gymnasium because of the threat […]

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Franklin Co. Chase Leads to Wreck, Fatality

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A high-speed chase Wednesday afternoon down Interstate 85 ends with a fatality. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said it began when his deputies spotted a silver vehicle with Tennessee tags speeding down the Interstate. “The driver of the vehicle refused to stop,” said Thomas. “Deputies activated their blue lights and sirens. The chase began.” […]

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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

A traffic stop leads to two drug arrests in Stephens County. It happened last Thursday at about 4:50 a.m. on Big A Road. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said deputies stopped a vehicle for having a suspended registration. Shirley said both the driver and passenger became very nervous and talkative. He added that the driver told the deputy there was […]

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Salvation Army Looking For Donations

The Toccoa-Stephens County branch of the Salvation Army is looking for the community’s help to make the holiday season brighter for some area children. According to Lt. Melody Moran with the Salvation Army in Toccoa, the distribution for the Salvation Army’s local Angel Tree program is coming up on Friday and more donations are needed. She said that 150 children […]

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Arrest Announced in Monday Chase

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A foot chase Monday in Stephens County leads to one arrest. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, it started at about 9 a.m. Monday when deputies responded to a vacant home on Georgia Highway 106 near Old Mize Road regarding a burglary in progress. Shirley said that deputies arrived and began questioning a man and woman that were at […]

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NGTC Names New Currahee Campus Director

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A Franklin County native will take over as the next director of the Currahee Campus of North Georgia Technical College. The school announced that current North Georgia Technical College Director of Economic Development Tim Bennett will assume duties as the Currahee Campus Director beginning next month. Current Currahee Campus Director Greg Roach is retiring at the end of the month […]

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Details Released on Monday Accident

Authorities have released details about a multiple-vehicle accident that occurred earlier this week in Toccoa. The accident occurred on the 600 block of Falls Road on Monday at about 9:45 a.m. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, a 2007 Ford Crown Victoria driven by 47-year-old Joe Lewis Harrison of Toccoa was traveling north on Falls Road […]

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All-Region Football Announced

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Six Stephens County Indian football players achieve first team recognition in Region 8-AAAA. The All-Region team was announced earlier this week. Making first team all-region from Stephens County were tailback A.J. Howard, wide receivers A.J. Curry and Malik Feaster, offensive lineman Logan Pyle, defensive back NuNu Walker, and linebacker London Harbin. A host of Indians received second team all-region recognition. […]

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