No New Qualifiers in Stephens Co. Tuesday

Day two of municipal qualifying in Toccoa and Martin brings no new candidates. Neither Toccoa City Clerk Fredda Wheeler nor the Stephens County Probate and Registrar’s Office reported anyone heading into their offices on Tuesday to sign up to run in municipal elections set for this November. So far, only incumbent commissioners have qualified in both municipalities. In Toccoa, Terry […]

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Municipal Qualifying Also Underway in Franklin Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Qualifying is also underway in Franklin County for municipal races. Qualifying for city council seats in Carnesville, Lavonia, Canon, Royston, and Franklin Springs got underway Monday. In Carnesville, two city council seats and the mayor seat are up for grabs. The two seats open are currently held by Gene Eavenson and Sid Ginn respectively. Carnesville […]

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SCHS Softball Shuts Out North Oconee

The Stephens County Lady Indian softball team picks up its first region win of the year. On Tuesday, the Lady Indians beat North Oconee 10-0. Stephens County jumped on top in the first inning, scoring four runs and never looking back. Emma Whitfield went 3 for 3 with 3 RBI’s and Karly Smith added a two-run homerun in the second […]

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Nominations Sought for Lavonia Award

Nomination forms for the twelfth annual ‘Margaret Ayers Award for Civic Health’ are available at Lavonia Clinic, the Northeast Georgia Bank and the Lavonia Chamber of Commerce. The award is named for Margaret Ayers, longtime civic activist and career banker. Criteria include being a resident of Lavonia, civic leadership, exceptional character, an appreciation of history and one who brings credit […]

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Bell Named President of POAG

Comer Police Chief and Stephens County Commission Chair Dennis Bell will lead a statewide law enforcement organization for the next year. Bell was named President of the Peace Officers Association of Georgia last week at the organization’s 115th conference in Savannah. He said it is a privilege and an honor to receive the confidence of the membership to serve as […]

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City of Toccoa Looks to Expand Industrial Pre-Treament Program

The city of Toccoa is looking to expand its capacity to increase its industrial wastewater pre-treatment program. Last week, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously approved spending $14,000 to $17,000 in engineering fees to double the amount of industrial pre-treatment that the city is allowed. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that currently, the city’s Industrial Pretreatment Program at the Eastanollee Wastewater […]

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Stephens Co. July Unemployment Numbers Out

The latest county unemployment numbers from the Georgia Department of Labor show a rising unemployment rate for Stephens County for the month of July. According to the Labor Department figures, Stephens County had a preliminary unemployment rate of 7.0 percent for the month of July. That is up four-tenths of a percentage point from the revised rate for June, which […]

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SCHS Volleyball Update

The Stephens County High School Lady Indian volleyball team begins Region 8-AAAA play later today. Last week, the Lady Indians traveled to White County to participate in a tri-match with White County and Fannin County. The Lady Indians fell short to Fannin County in straight sets, 25-23 and 25-19, but bounced back against White County and won in straight sets, […]

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SCMS Softball Update

The Stephens County Middle School softball team returns home today. August 21, the Lady Rebels had their first home game against Franklin County and lost 7 to 1. Stephens County had four hits on the game and Aly Singletary and Allie Huff were pitchers. Then, the Lady Rebels played at Hart on Thursday and won 8 to 7. Stephens County […]

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