SCHS Tennis Gets Split With Hart Co.

Stephens County splits with Hart County in non-region tennis action. Thursday, the boys’ team swept Hart County to win its match, 5-0. However, the Lady Indians lost their match 5-0. The win improves the boys’ team’s overall record to 3-1 on the season, while the Lady Indians fell to 1-3 on the year. The next match for the Stephens County […]

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Toccoa Cemetery Mapping Project Complete

The city of Toccoa has new, computerized maps of its city cemetery. Monday, Toccoa City Clerk Fredda Wheeler made the announcement that her and staff from the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission had completed the re-mapping project of the Toccoa City Cemetery. “I am here to announce today proudly and boldly that the project is complete,” said Wheeler. “The software that […]

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County Denies Road Acceptance Request

Stephens County Commissioners deny a request to bring a private drive into the county road maintenance system at this time. On Tuesday, the Stephens County Commission voted unanimously to deny at this time a request to put Sunshine Ridge Drive onto the county road maintenance system. Sunshine Ridge Drive is located off of Prather Bridge Road, near Lake Hartwell and […]

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Stephens Co. Fugitives Found in Oconee Co.

Suspects wanted in Stephens County on charges are found in South Carolina. The Oconee County, South Carolina Sheriff’s Office said it occurred over the weekend when a deputy from the Uniform Patrol Division met with officers from Stephens County in regards to reports of three fugitives hiding in Oconee County. According to the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office, the officers responded […]

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School Climate Star Ratings Released By State

Most Stephens County schools get a four-star rating for last year. Last month, the Georgia Department of Education released the 2016 School Climate Star Ratings. The School Climate Star Rating System goes from one to five stars. All of the schools in the Stephens County school system received a four-star rating out of a possible five stars, except the Stephens […]

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Indian Baseball Opens Season With Win

The Stephens County Indian baseball team starts the season with a win. Sophomores Dawson Sorrells and Davis Swenson pitched six innings of shutout baseball and the Indians rolled to an 11-0 victory in their season opener on the road at Chestatee on Wednesday. Sorrells struck out eight in four innings and allowed just two hits to pick up the win. […]

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SCHS Tennis Sweeps East Hall

Stephens County picks up a pair of wins on the tennis courts. Both the Lady Indian and Indian tennis teams beat East Hall on Wednesday in a non-region match. First, the Lady Indians won their first match of the season by a score of 3-2. Freshmen Mya Lingle, Paige Phillips, and Kasey Westmoreland sparked the girls’ victory by sweeping their […]

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Shubert Seeking New Trial

By Charles Robertson, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Attorneys for Brent Shubert are expected to be back in Franklin County Superior Court this week to motion for a new trial. In December 2015, Shubert was found guilty of malice murder, felony murder and concealing the death of another in the 2013 strangulation death of his live-in girlfriend 33-year old Bonnie Ann Cooner […]

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