Rabun Beats SCMS on Gridiron

The Stephens County Middle School football team drops its season opener. Thursday, the Rebels lost to Rabun County at the Reservation 34-12. After the game was stopped for 30 minutes early due to a lightning delay, Rabun County scored three touchdowns on long passes to take a 20-0 lead at halftim. Rabun County extended the lead to 26-0 on an […]

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Lady Indian Softball Picks Up Win

The Stephens County Lady Indian softball team picks up a win over a rival. Stephens County beat Franklin County Thursday 5-3. Raina Mayfield had a two-run home run for the Lady Indians and McKenzie Rogers pitched a complete game for the win. Stephens County softball now moves to 4-3 on the season. The Lady Indians will return to action on […]

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Busy Week for Toccoa F.D.

The Toccoa Fire Department reported no injuries after three fire calls in the past few days. Toccoa Fire Chief Tommy Ayers said that his department responded to two fires on Monday and then one Wednesday. On Monday, crews responded to calls on both Stovall Lane and on Morgan Street. In the Stovall Lane fire, Ayers said a dryer caught fire […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Approves Sept. Spending Resolution

The Stephens County Board of Education approves one final spending resolution. Tuesday, the board unanimously approved its September spending resolution. The spending resolutions allow the school system to operate while the Board finalizes its budget for the fiscal year that started back on July 1. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey has stated that the school system can only use […]

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Dillard House President Passes Away

Rabun County is remembering the President of the Dillard House this week. Dillard House President and CEO John Peter Dillard passed away Sunday at the age of 69. He took over as President of the Rabun County landmark establishment in 1989. The Dillard House was established by his grandmother, Carrie Edwards Dillard, back in 1917. Besides heading up the Dillard […]

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Ga. Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide Now Available

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources says that the 2014-2015 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is now available. According to the DNR, the guide provides important information on season dates, bag limits, hunting licenses, wildlife management areas, quota hunts, youth opportunities among other things. The DNR says major changes to hunting regulations this year include the availability of a […]

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Franklin Co. BOC Approves I-85 Sewer Bond Resolution

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Franklin County Commission approves a bond issue resolution to secure funding for a sewer expansion project along Interstate 85. Franklin County has received approval from the USDA for a $3.5 million loan/grant package for the project. At a work session with Franklin County Commissioners earlier this month, Franklin County Manager John Phillips told […]

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Clinic Vascular Lab Re-accredited

The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission has again granted the Toccoa Clinic vascular lab a three-year term of accreditation in echocardiography. Accreditation confirms that Toccoa Clinic’s lab has undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts, and the Commission grants accreditation only to those facilities that are found to be providing quality patient care and […]

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Street Re-surfacing Underway in Toccoa

Work is well underway on a street re-surfacing project in Toccoa. Crews were on Fern Valley Drive Tuesday working on that road as the project got underway in earnest after rain delayed things somewhat on Monday. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said crews started on Fern Valley Drive only because they are doing more than a standard re-surfacing of the […]

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