Toccoa Police, Fire to Carry Naloxone

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The Toccoa Police and Fire Departments will soon be carrying a drug that can help save someone’s life if they are overdosing on opioids. Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously approved a second reading of a resolution approving the administration of naloxone by the Toccoa Police and Fire Departments. City commissioners approved the first reading of this resolution at their last meeting […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

Stephens County Commissioners will meet this morning for a regularly scheduled meeting. The meeting will start at 8:30 a.m. and take place in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. First, Stephens County Commissioners will hold two public hearings. According to the agenda, the public hearings are for first readings of an amended timber harvesting […]

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Lavonia Holds Night Out Against Crime

By Buddy Hardigree, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A great crowd turned out for Lavonia’s Night Out Against Crime Thursday night. There were inflatables and rides for the kids, hot dogs and sodas for everybody, and a chance to see some equipment like a fire truck, ambulance and a life flight helicopter up close. Also, it was a chance to talk to […]

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Stephens Co. Special Olympics Competes in Fall Games

Stephens County Special Olympic athletes bring home medals after the recent State Fall Games. This year’s State Fall Games for Special Olympics of Georgia took place this past Friday through Sunday in Gainesville. This year, Stephens County Special Olympics had seven bocce teams competing and three Equestrian competitors in the Horse Show event. All athletes representing Stephens County did so […]

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Camp Toccoa Project Receives Large Donation

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A major donation will help more major work take place on the “Camp Toccoa at Currahee” project. That project seeks to preserve the site of World War II Camp Toccoa on Currahee Mountain and use it to honor and remember the paratroopers that trained there. At this month’s Currahee Military Weekend banquet, Rick and Letha Phillips donated $25,000 to the […]

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Toccoa Commission Meeting Today

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Toccoa City Commissioners will consider an agreement to sell water to Banks County at their meeting later today. The city commission meets today at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. On the agenda for consideration by the commission is the consideration of a Banks County Water Sales Agreement. City commissioners first talked about a potential agreement with Banks County regarding […]

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Indians Begin Region Play With Win

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  The Stephens County Indians are off to a winning start in region football play. Stephens County started its Region 8-AAAA schedule on a winning note by defeating St. Pius on the road Friday night, 27-13. Indians’ Head Coach Frank Barden said it was a great effort by the whole team. “I could not be more proud of these kids […]

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SCHS Volleyball Season Ends in Region Tourney

Stephens County High School wraps up its 2016 volleyball season. The Lady Indians ended the season on Thursday, losing two games in the region tournament. Seeded fifth, the Lady Indians lost their first match to Oconee County in straight sets, 15-25 and 10-25. Then, Stephens County played third seeded Jefferson in an elimination match-up. Again, the Lady Indians lost in […]

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