Toccoa Native Completes Basic Training

A Toccoa native graduates from Basic Combat Training in the Army. Army Pvt. Tyrin K. Merritt has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, Ga. During the nine-week training period, the Army says the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship and bayonet training, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, armed and unarmed combat, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, […]

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One Arrested on Drug Charge

An investigation by local and regional authorities leads to a drug arrest in Toccoa. The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office, and Georgia Department of Corrections K-9 Unit served a search warrant recently at a residence on Emily Street. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that search warrant was just one part of a multi-pronged effort that […]

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Search for Missing Kayaker Suspended

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The search for a missing kayaker on Lake Hartwell has been suspended temporarily. Dive teams and rescuers from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and Georgia Department of Natural Resources, as well as elsewheer canvassed the lake throughout the weekend in an attempt to locate 64-year old Brady Hamby of West Union, South […]

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TFC Sports Update

It was a busy weekend for athletics at Toccoa Falls College. First, the TFC baseball team lost two of three games with Truett McConnell. TFC won the one game, 2-1, but lost the others 10-7 in 10 innings and 14-4. Meanwhile, the Toccoa Falls men’s basketball team had a huge win on Friday night, beating region-leading Trinity Baptist College, 93-80. […]

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Winter Weather Advisory Taking Effect Later Today in Stephens Co.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for Stephens County starting at noon today and lasting through Tuesday at 7 a.m. National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg Meteorologist Neil Dixon said, however, that most of the precipitation in Stephens County is expected to be of the unfrozen variety. “Fortunately, most of the precipitation that develops later on today and this evening is […]

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Wilbros Stay Hearing Called “Victory” By Stephens Co. Attorney

Stephens County Attorney Brian Ranck called a hearing on the Wilbros’ matter with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division Friday a major victory for the community. On Friday, a Fulton County Superior Court Judge heard Wilbros’ motion for a stay on the EPD’s administrative order revoking Wilbros’ solid waste and wastewater discharge permits while Wilbros appeals the order and a ruling […]

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Region 8-AAAA Wraps Up Hoops Tourney

It is on to the state playoffs for four Region 8-AAAA basketball teams after the Region tournament wrapped up Saturday at Johnson High School in Oakwood. Accessnorthga.com reports that the Johnson High School boys’ won the region title Saturday night, beating Buford 81-69. Meanwhile, the Buford girls beat Chestatee for the girls’ title 26-10. In third place games, accessnorthga.com reports […]

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