Region 8-AAAA Basketball Semi-Finals Today

The Stephens County Indian boys’ basketball team will take its next step down the post-season road later today. At 5:30 p.m. today, the Stephens County Indians will play Madison County in a Region 8-AAAA boys’ basketball tournament semi-final game at Jefferson High School. Madison County enters the tournament as the second seed, while the Indians are the third seed. The […]

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Stephens Co. Man Wins Fishing Tourney

A Stephens County resident takes home top honors at an area fishing tournament. Last weekend, Ken Wheeler of Martin weighed a five-bass limit totaling 15 pounds, 6 ounces to win the first T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Savannah River Division tournament of 2017 on Lake Keowee presented by Navionics. For his win, Wheeler took home the top award of […]

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More Details Released on Currahee Lane Bridge

More information is available on what caused the closure of a local bridge. Last week, Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers announced that the bridge on Currahee Lane, between the Toccoa By-pass and the intersection of Currahee Lane and Old Carnes Creek Road, had to be closed immediately for safety reasons. The order came from the Georgia Department of Transportation. Ayers […]

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Ga. Urging Severe Weather Awareness

Georgia is marking Severe Weather Awareness Week this week. Governor Nathan Deal, in coordination with the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency and the National Weather Service, issued a proclamation calling on Georgians to educate themselves and understand the threats of severe weather during this week’s Severe Weather Preparedness Week. Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency Chief of […]

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Lavonia Starting Brick Program to Honor Veterans

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The city of Lavonia is undertaking a new project aimed at honoring veterans and current servicemen and women. Vivian Young is organizing the effort at the Lavonia Welcome Center. She said the city is putting together a Veterans Memorial Brick Project at the Gazebo on Main Street in downtown Lavonia. “The mayor, along with […]

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Ga. Travel Sales Up, Says AAA

A recent survey from AAA shows that travel is expected to increase in Georgia and around the country this year. AAA Georgia Public Affairs Director Garrett Townsend said that the agency is seeing a major jump in travel sales in Georgia this year when compared to last year. “In Georgia, travel sales are up 27 percent year over year in […]

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Indian Wrestlers Ready for States

Four Stephens County High School wrestlers will aim for state championships at the AAAA State Wrestling Meet this weekend. Qualifying out of sectionals last weekend for the Indians and moving onto this weekend’s state tournament were Nikko Beady at 132 pounds, Jay Stowe at 145 pounds, Corey Kindel at 152 pounds, and Gavin Walker at 195 pounds. Meanwhile, Garrison Walker […]

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Gov. Deal Highlights Tourism Industry In Recent Event

A recent event at the State Capitol recognizes tourism’s impact on Georgia. Last month, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal was joined by leaders from Georgia’s tourism industry for the annual Tourism, Hospitality & Arts Day at the Capitol to recognize the $59 billion impact of tourism on Georgia’s economy. As part of the event, representatives from the tourism industry presented Deal […]

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All-Region Basketball Announced

Region 8-AAAA has released its All-Region basketball teams and multiple Stephens County High School basketball players are represented. On the boys’ side, two Indians made the first team all-region. They are Nunu Walker and De’Undra Singleton. Meanwhile, Chaz Bridges and Ty Nails earned honorable mention all-region honors. Moving to the girls’ side, one Lady Indian, Tykia Thompson, made the all-region […]

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Stephens Co. Planning Commission Recommends Approving Poultry Farm Request

The Stephens County Planning Commission is recommending that a proposed poultry farm on Freeman Creek Road be allowed to move forward. Tuesday, planning commissioners voted unanimously to recommend that the county re-zone the property Agriculture Intensive to allow property owner William Hutto to put the chicken houses on his 107-plus acres. Hutto told the Planning Commission he had adjusted his […]

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