Reservoir Lakes Reach Drought Level 1 Status

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia All three reservoir lakes in the Upper Savannah River basin are now in Drought Level 1 status. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers made that declaration on Monday.Earlier this month, the Corps said it expected to see extremely low lake levels this fall because of the lack of rainfall this summer. “Our entering Drought […]

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Labor Day Government Schedule

The city of Toccoa and Stephens County are announcing their schedules for the Labor Day holiday today. Both Stephens County government offices and Toccoa City Hall will close today in observance of Labor Day. In the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recycling scheduled to be picked up today will be picked up on Tuesday. Commercial garbage will be […]

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Franklin Co. Municipal Qualifying Complete

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Qualifying is over in Franklin County for municipal races and there will be races. Qualifying for city council seats in Carnesville, Lavonia, Canon, Royston, and Franklin Springs got underway Monday and endedWednesday with the close of business. In Carnesville, two city council seats and the mayor seat are up for grabs. The two seats open are currently […]

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Labor Day Travel Update

State officials are reporting that seven people have died on Georgia highways so far this Labor Day holiday weekend. The holiday travel period started at 6 p.m. and runs through midnight tonight. Out of those seven fatalities, the Georgia State Patrol has investigated four of those fatalities, while the other three were worked by metro Atlanta law enforcement agencies. Law […]

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Indians Edged At Elbert, 34-30

Stephens County comes up just short in the Granite Bowl. Elbert County scored an early fourth quarter touchdown and made it hold up to edge the Indians 34-30. The Indians had the ball twice in Blue Devil territory late but could not score. Head Coach Frank Barden said he is proud of the way the Indians battled against Elbert County […]

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Toccoa Re-opens Golf Course

Golfers are now teeing off at the Links at Lake Toccoa. City officials joined other dignitaries, business leaders, and community members on Thursday to cut the ribbon and re-open the city-owned golf course off of Black Mountain Road that has been closed for around a year. Toccoa Mayor Terry Carter said it was a very exciting day for the city. […]

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Recycling Re-starting on Saturday at Convenience Sites

Recycling re-starts Saturday at convenience sites in Stephens County. Bins will be back out at the county’s convenience sites for people to drop off their recyclables. Stephens County officials said the system will be single-stream recycling, which means people will not have to separate their recyclable items. Officials also said that there will be signs and information to specify what […]

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Indians Travel to Elbert Co. Tonight

Stephens County looks to start the 2015 football season 2-0. The Indians head on the road for the first of three straight road games tonight as they visit Elbert County in the Granite Bowl. Stephens County is coming off a 34-7 season-opening win last Friday at home against Franklin County. Stephens County Offensive Coordinator Roger Gentry said the Indians had […]

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Municipal Qualifying Ends Today

Today is the final day of municipal qualifying for Toccoa and Martin. In Toccoa, candidates wishing to qualify for one of the three seats up for election this year should see Toccoa City Clerk Fredda Wheeler at Toccoa City Hall. The qualifying fee is $252. For Martin, qualifying is at the Stephens County Probate and Registrar’s Office, located in Room […]

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SCHS Softball Splits with North Hall

The Lady Indian softball team drops a close one in region play. Thursday, North Hall edged Stephens County, 3-2. Karly Smith had a double and Natalie Morgan and Emma Whitfield each had singles and RBI’s. Meanwhile, Whitfield pitched a complete game in taking the tough-luck loss on the mound, striking out 10. With the loss, the Lady Indians drop to […]

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