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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Toccoa Commissioners Meeting Today

Toccoa City Commissioners will wrap up their calendar year later today. The city commission is set to meet at 5 p.m. today at Toccoa City Hall. Today’s meeting is the final scheduled meeting for the city commission for 2014. Leading today’s agenda are two alcohol beverage control items. First, city commissioners will deal with the renewal of ABC licenses. Then, […]

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Northern Circuit Judge Retiring

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The search is on for a new Superior Court Judge in the Northern Judicial District, now that Superior Court Judge John H. Bailey has announced his retirement. Judge Bailey is retiring effective January 1. The Judicial Nominating Commission has been accepting nominations of persons to fill Judge Bailey’s vacancy on the Northern Judicial Circuit from […]

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SCHS Splits With Chestatee

Stephens County splits a pair of close finishes at Chestatee. The Indians and Lady Indians’ games Friday night at Chestatee High School both came down to the final second. In the girls’ game, referees called a foul with three-tenths of a second to go when Emily Mote blocked a three-point shot by Chestatee’s Stephanie Briseno with the Lady Indians up […]

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