Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

Stephens County Commissioners will wrap up their calendar year with a meeting this morning. County commissioners will meet at 8:30 a.m. for a regularly scheduled meeting in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. This is the final scheduled meeting of the year for the Stephens County Commission. County commissioners will begin their meeting at […]

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Local Residents Pass Economic Development Academy

A number of local residents are now graduates of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development. Recently, five Stephens County residents went through the academy’s 2015 Region 2 Multi-Day Training Program and graduated at a ceremony last month. They are Deborah Gibby, Rick Phillips, Clay Fisher, Julie Paysen, and Tammy Riddle. The Academy’s multi-day program, taught one day a month over […]

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Franklin Co. Searching For Attorney … Or Not

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia They’re searching for a new county attorney, but they’re not. …officially. Franklin County’s Board of Commissioners have decided to form a search committee to review applications for the County Attorney position – but they claim they are not looking for a new county attorney. Current county attorney Bubba Samuels’ contract is up the end […]

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Historic Plaque Unveiled at Hayes of Toccoa

Main Street Toccoa unveils the latest in its yearly series of historic plaques. The newest plaque in this year’s series was unveiled last Thursday at a ceremony at Hayes of Toccoa on Pond Street in downtown Toccoa. Members of the Tabor family, former employees of Tabor Motor Company and current employees of Hayes of Toccoa, the Toccoa Historic Preservation Commission, […]

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Busy Holiday Weekend in Toccoa

Toccoa wraps up a busy Christmas weekend. This past weekend, Stephens County played host to a number of Christmas activities. First on Friday night, it was the annual Christmas Fest in downtown Toccoa. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said that this year’s Christmas Fest was very successful. “We had a great crowd and that is what really makes […]

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Busy Weekend for SCHS Basketball

The Stephens County Indian boys’ basketball team scores its highest point total of the season in defeating the Habersham Central Raiders 78-34 on Saturday night at the Currahee Arena in Toccoa. Stephens County jumped out to an 18-7 lead and never looked back. Ty Nails led the Indians with 17 points and Micah Oglesby had 13 points. Caleb Hodges led […]

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High Speed Chase on I-85 in NE Ga. Leads to Charges Against S. Carolina Man

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia An Abbeville, South Carolina man is behind bars in Greenville after leading Georgia authorities on a high-speed chase last week. It happened last Wednesday night. Banks County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Sergeant Carissa McFaddin said it began on Interstate 85 Northbound near Banks Crossing. “We were conducting a motor vehicle accident investigation at the time […]

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