Hartwell Dam Walking Trail Temporarily Closed

A walking trail at the Hartwell Dam is closed for the next couple of days. The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Project Office said that it closed the walking trail located above the South Carolina earthen embankment section of the dam beginning yesterday. Corps officials said that the area, which is located in Anderson County, South Carolina, will […]

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Franklin Co. Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Bust

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A routine traffic stop on Interstate 85 in Franklin County leads to the arrest of a South Carolina man and a major drug bust. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said that it happened earlier this month. According to Thomas, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office deputies, along with troopers from the Georgia State Patrol Hartwell post, […]

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Lady Indian Softball Beats East Hall

Stephens County High School’s softball team beat East Hall last week 8-1 in a non-region match up. The Lady Indians were led by Raina Mayfield who had a 3-run homerun and Peyton Terrell who had 2 doubles and 3 RBI’s. McKenzie Rogers pitched a complete game, striking out 4 for the win. The next game for the Lady Indians is […]

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Indians Beat Habersham in Gridiron Scrimmage

The Stephens County Indians come out on the winning end of a scrimmage against Habersham Central. Friday, the Indians beat the Raiders 27 to 14 at the Reservation in Toccoa. Indians’ Head Coach Frank Barden says it was a typical scrimmage with some positives and some things that need more work. “I was real proud of the defense,” said Barden. […]

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Franklin Co. Looking to Consolidate Voting Precincts

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Two years ago, the Franklin County Board of Elections and Registrations announced it planned to consolidate voting precincts. But the idea did not receive support from the voting public and the matter seemed to have been dropped. However on Wednesday, the Elections Board once again announced it plans to consolidate voting precincts from the […]

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Teachers Return Today in Stephens Co.

It is a big week in the Stephens County school system. Teachers in Stephens County head back today (Monday) in preparation of the first day of classes for students on Friday. This year marks a big change for Stephens County Schools after the re-structuring of Grades Pre-K through 5 and the closing of Eastanollee Elementary School. Starting this year, Pre-K […]

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SCDA To Grade Site For Potential Industry

The Stephens County Development Authority and an incoming industry are working together on an effort designed to make the county more attractive to another prospective company. At a called meeting on Friday morning, the Development Authority unanimously voted to accept free dirt from Nifco KTW and hire a company for grading work at another site in the Hayestone-Brady Business Park. […]

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Toccoa Commission To Meet Today

Toccoa City Commissioners are expected to set the tax millage rate for 2015 at their meeting later today. The city commission meets at Toccoa City Hall in the commission meeting room at 5 p.m. today. When city commissioners put together and approved the Fiscal Year 2016 budget, they planned it around no increase in the millage rate. Meanwhile, the city […]

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Toccoa To Be Featured On TV Show Tonight

Toccoa will be on TV tonight. The TV show, “Diggers,” recently came to Toccoa as part of its search for World War I and World War II artifacts from training camps and airfields in the South. Camp Toccoa and the Currahee Military Museum will be a part of the show. The episode is schedule to air tonight at 10:00 p.m. […]

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