Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

Stephens County Commissioners are expected to consider approval of amendments to the county’s timber harvesting ordinance at their meeting later today. The county commission meets at 5:30 p.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. At their last meeting, county commissioners held a first reading and public hearing on the proposed changes to […]

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SCDA Approves Granting Purchase Option

The Stephens County Development Authority gives a local industry the option to purchase an adjacent lot. At its meeting earlier this month, the SCDA board approved a purchase option for Crown Resources for a 7.26-acre lot adjacent to its current location in the Hayestone-Brady Business Park on Hayes-Wilbanks Road, just off the old State Route 17. Stephens County Development Authority […]

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Carlisle Wins Chamber Award

By Buddy Hardigree, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle got a big surprise recently. He was awarded the “Hank Ty Memorial Good Citizen of the Year” award, which is presented by the Lavonia Chamber of Commerce. Chief Carlisle said the award is a great honor. He said he has some very big shoes to fill from his predecessors […]

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Stephens BOE Chair Speaks on Amendment One

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Stephens County Board of Education Chairman Tony Crunkleton speaks out on the proposed Amendment One on the November ballot. Crunkleton stated his opinion on the proposed Opportunity School District amendment at last Tuesday’s Stephens County Board of Education meeting. “I just want to encourage people to vote ‘no’ against that amendment,” said Crunkleton. “I personally do not feel it is […]

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Indians Win Close Battle With Warriors

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Stephens County sets up a showdown for first place in the region this week with Jefferson. The Indians remained undefeated in Region 8-AAAA with a close 16-9 victory over the Oconee County Warriors Friday night in Toccoa. Oconee County, led by former Stephens County Head Coach Travis Noland jumped out to a 9-0 lead, but the Indians scored 16 straight […]

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Toccoa Commission Meets Today

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A brief agenda awaits Toccoa City Commissioners at their scheduled meeting later today. The Toccoa City Commission is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. Only two items are listed on the agenda for today’s meeting. First, city commissioners are scheduled to receive a presentation regarding Georgia Gigabit Communities from the Stephens County Development Authority. Second, the […]

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Lavonia Housing Authority Moving Forward, Says Whitworth

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Lavonia Housing Authority Executive Director Ricky Whitworth is thanking residents for their patience and cooperation in the wake of the arrest of the authority’s office manager earlier this month. Former Lavonia Housing Authority Office Manager Sabrina Weaver was arrested October 3 and charged with one count of theft by taking from the Lavonia Housing […]

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NGTC Photography Instructor Wins Award

North Georgia Technical College Photography Instructor Jeff Gulle receives another honor. Gulle was named Photographer of the Year for an unprecedented fourth time at the recent Georgia Professional Photographers Association annual convention and print competition recently held at Jekyll Island. Also, Gulle received ten other awards including the Kodak Gallery Award, Lexjet Sunset Award, American Society of Photographers Award and […]

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Firearms Deer Season Starts Saturday

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Firearms deer season starts on Saturday in Georgia. Last year, over 302,000 hunters harvested nearly 300,000 deer in the state. For hunters going out this year, there is something new they need to keep in mind. Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Biologist Kevin Lowery said that new program hunters in the state are using is called the “Georgia Game […]

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Indians, Warriors Battle Tonight in Toccoa

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Stephens County hosts Oconee County tonight in key region contest. Both teams enter tonight’s game 6-1 overall and 2-0 in region play. Last week, Stephens County beat Madison County, 34-7, while Oconee County came from behind to beat St. Pius, 20-16. The Indians and Warriors are two of the three teams tied for first place in Region 8-AAAA. The third […]

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