Indians Split With White Co. In Hoops

Tyriq Combs scored 17 first half points, including five three-pointers, and Tay Jones scored 13 of his 19 points in the second half to lead the Stephens County Indian boys to their first region win of the year, beating White County 65-58 Tuesday at the Currahee Arena. Up three with 13 seconds to go, Jones hit two free throws to […]

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TFC Swept on Road in Basketball

The Toccoa Falls College basketball teams suffer a road sweep at the hands of Bob Jones University. Both the TFC men’s and women’s teams traveled to play Bob Jones on Saturday. In the men’s game, TFC placed four scorers in double figures but lost to Bob Jones, 97-75. Jon Sauls led the Screaming Eagle men with 16 points, while Zach […]

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City Approves Bid on Davidson Lake Dredging

The city of Toccoa will move forward with using a northeast Georgia company to dredge Davidson Lake. Monday, city commissioners unanimously approved a bid from a company called River Sand, Inc. of Cleveland, Georgia for the dredging project in the amount of just over $1.014 million. River Sand’s bid was the lowest of four bids received for the project. Toccoa […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

Stephens County Commissioners will meet later today for a regularly scheduled meeting. The county commission meets at 5:30 p.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. County commissioners will start their meeting with a work session to discuss items that are on the business meeting agenda. The business meeting to vote on agenda items […]

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SCH, Other Hospitals Affected By New Federal Rules on Medicare

Stephens County Hospital, along with most other hospitals, will see a slight payment reduction from Medicare under new pay for performance standards put in place by the federal government. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell updated the Hospital Authority on the new standards at last week’s monthly Authority meeting. Gambrell said the hospital will face a penalty for its readmission rates in […]

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Lavonia P.D. Gets GOHS Grant

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Lavonia Police Department is the recipient of a $10,000 equipment grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle said the grant will come in handy to purchase some new equipment. “We have received this grant several times in the past,” Carlisle said. “The grant will be used for […]

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SCHS Hoops Wraps Up Regular Season

The Stephens County Middle School basketball teams are taking part in their conference tournament this week. Friday, the 7th and 8th grade basketball teams took on Madison County. The 7th grade boys lost to Madison County, 35-19. Keondre Latner and Isaiah Martin each had five points to lead Stephens County. Meanwhile, the 8th grade boys were also defeated by Madison, […]

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Funeral Services Today For Woman Hit By Train

Funeral services are scheduled for today for the woman killed when she was struck by a train earlier this month in Stephens County. Graveside services for 36-year-old Olympia Ann Fleming will be today at 2 p.m. at Hurricane Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Martin. Fleming, of East Whitman Street in Toccoa, was killed when she was hit by a Norfolk […]

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Police Blotter

A Toccoa man is reporting a theft to the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office. According to a report from the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy responded to Prather Bridge Road on Sunday, where a man reported that numerous personal items had been taken from his property. The report said that nearly $2,000 worth of miscellaneous items were taken sometime between […]

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