Indian Basketball Sweeps Madison County

Both the Stephens County Indians and Lady Indians came away with victories Tuesday night over Madison County in Varsity Basketball action at the Currahee Arena. The Stephens County Boys extended their win streak to 4 games with a 55 to 37 victory. After Madison County cut an early 14 point lead down to 5 at halftime, Stephens County outscored the […]

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Ga. Ag Commissioner Offers Winter Fuel Tips

As winter approaches, Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black offers tips on how to properly handle and store fuel during the cold season. First, Black said people should purchase the proper fuel that is recommended for various engines and store it in proper containers. He said people should never store fuel in containers with open or leaking spouts because leaking […]

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Jamieson, Dooley Spar Over Wilbros’ Meeting Sponsorship

The topic of Wilbros as a sponsor of a regional meeting again comes up at a Toccoa City Commission meeting. Monday, local resident Bryan Dooley again came before city commissioners. Last week, Dooley criticized Toccoa City Commissioner Jeanette Jamieson for getting Wilbros to sponsor a Georgia Mountains Regional Commission meeting in Dillard earlier this month. According to Dooley, Wilbros was […]

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Toccoa Commission Handles ABC Issues At Meeting

The Toccoa City Commission makes a change to the city’s Alcohol Beverage Control ordinance. Monday, city commissioners voted unanimously to change the ordinance to eliminate the limit on the number of beer and wine licenses that a single license holder could have. The ordinance had previously limited it to two beer and wine licenses. Supporters said the change is needed […]

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City Announces Festival of Trees Winner

Main Street Toccoa announces the winner for this year’s Festival of Trees. Monday, Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said that the Horti-floral Garden Club’s entry won this year’s seventh annual Festival of Trees. Crosby said that the club was a deserving winner. “Their tree was beautifully decorated and everything was natural on the tree,” said Crosby. “They had a […]

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Grand Jury Indicts In Fatal Hart Co. Wreck

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia An itinerant worker from the Atlanta area has been indicted by a Hart County Grand Jury in the deaths of three family members the day after Thanksgiving. Marco Ramirez Hernandez was released from the hospital last week and taken to the Hart County jail. Late Friday, Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White announced […]

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SCHS Football Players Receive All-Region Honors

A host of Stephens County Indian football players receive All-Region honors this year. Stephens County High School announced on Monday that Ben Cleveland was named Region 8-AAAA Lineman of the Year. Also, nine Indians received first team recognition. They are quarterback Mason Long, running back Desmond Wheeler, wide receiver Isaiah Mighell, offensive lineman Vonquise Nicely, linebackers Tyrik Combs and Logan […]

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SCMS Basketball Update

Stephens County Middle School splits a day of games with Franklin County. In 7th grade boys’ action, Franklin County defeated Stephens County 25-17. Isaiah Martin had nine points to lead the Rebels. Meanwhile, Stephens County won the 8th grade boys’ game over Franklin County by a score of 51-24. Jaquarion Scott had 11 points to lead the Rebels. Moving to […]

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Stephens Co. School System Could See Drop in Credit Rating

Financial problems that turned up earlier this year in the Stephens County school system continue to have repercussions. Last week, Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said that he had talked with Standard and Poor’s Rating Service about the school system’s credit rating. Currently, Dorsey said the rating is an A-. He said, however, that the rating service is meeting […]

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