E.O. Foundation, BOE Still Discussing Lease

There has not been any decisions yet on negotiations between the E.O. Foundation and the Stephens County Board of Education on moving forward with a new lease agreement between the two sides. That is according to Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey. “We are still looking at what the options would be for the board and making contact with Mr. […]

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Indian Baseball Swept By Madison County

Madison County scored in every inning Friday night and rolled to an 11-0 win over the Stephens County Indians in five innings. First baseman Tyler Griffeth knocked in five runs for the Red Raiders, getting two singles and a triple, while Zack Kerns added two RBIs. Meanwhile, the Indians could only muster three singles off of senior pitcher Wyatt Wood, […]

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CASA Needs More Volunteers

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia To deal with a rising number of cases of child abuse and child neglect in Stephens, Franklin, and Hart counties, Northeast Georgia Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA, is putting out the call for more volunteers. Northeast Georgia CASA Executive Director Melissa Mitchell said their case load increases every year as the number of […]

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Projects Moving Forward in Royston

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The city of Royston is moving ahead with a couple of construction projects this spring. At its regular meeting this month, City Manager Ed Andrews gave the Royston City Council an update. The first project is the renovation of the train depot. Andrews said they expect to begin the actual work next month. “The […]

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SCHS Tennis Sweeps Monroe Area

Stephens County High School tennis picks up a region sweep. Thursday, the Indian and Lady Indian tennis teams hosted Region 8-AAAA foe Monroe Area. The Lady Indians won by a match score of 2-1. Winning matches for the Lady Indians were senior Kasey Crunkleton and doubles team of Hannah Pruitt and Kylee Maynard. The girls team got its first region […]

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Federal Indictments Issued in Trafficking Ring

Multiple suspects in a multi-million dollar drug trafficking ring authorities have said was based out of Stephens County now face federal indictments. Wednesday, a federal grand jury in U.S. District Court in Gainesville returned two federal indictments against 16 criminal defendants who were arrested during last month’s round-up of individuals allegedly involved in the ring, which stretched through Georgia and […]

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American Legion Celebrates 90th Birthday in Toccoa

Toccoa’s American Legion Post 104 celebrates a milestone birthday. The post marked its 90th birthday with a dinner and program on Monday at the post location on Doyle Street in Toccoa. Among those attending the event was the 9th District American Legion Commander, Geoffrey Toman. He said he is honored to be a part of Post 104’s celebration. “Toccoa is […]

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