SCMS Softball Opens Season With Win

The Stephens County Middle School softball team opens its season with a win. Last Thursday, August 13, the Lady Rebels fought hard in an opening day victory over Elbert County Middle School, coming out on top by a 7-6 score. After seven innings of regulation play, the score was tied at 6. That held until the 11th inning, when a […]

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Stephens Co. Releases Initial Enrollment Numbers

Some initial enrollment numbers are out for the start of the year in the Stephens County school system. According to numbers released by the school system, Stephens County High School had 1175 students, Stephens County Middle School had 901 students in 6th through 8th grade, while the 5th Grade Academy has 293 students. Moving to the elementary schools, Toccoa Elementary […]

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School System Still Sorting Out School Traffic

Traffic at the schools continues to be a focus during this first week of school. On Friday, there were numerous reports of delays and long lines at numerous Stephens County schools, especially in the afternoon. Also, there were reports of numerous bus delays. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said that the first day, while always congested, did present some […]

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TFC Announces New Baseball Coach

Toccoa Falls College has its new head baseball coach. This week, the school announced Nate Bowen as the new head coach for the Screaming Eagles’ baseball team. Bowen was selected after a national search that had over 100 applicants, according to TFC officials. The school said that Bowen will also serve as Assistant Athletic Director and assist with administrative duties. […]

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Chase Leads to Two Arrests in Franklin Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A high-speed chase through Franklin County last week leads to more arrests. It happened on Wednesday, August 12. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said that deputies with his office and Georgia State Patrol troopers from the Hartwell post attempted to stop a 2011 Nissan Altima traveling on Interstate 85 that fit the description of […]

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NGTC Foundation Receives Donation

Perry Gas recently gave a generous donation to the North Georgia Technical College Foundation. The contribution will be used to fund scholarships for students with documented financial need who are from Habersham County and are enrolled at North Georgia Technical College. Foundation scholarships make a difference in whether students have the opportunity to receive an education, graduate and go to […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital Approves FY 16 Budget

Stephens County Hospital will implement a 3.5 percent rate increase beginning with the start of its new fiscal year on October 1. Monday, the Hospital Authority unanimously approved a Fiscal Year 2016 budget that includes the rate increase. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said that the rate increase is not something that most consumers will notice directly because of the way […]

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Leader Dog Program Continues To Benefit Area Residents

A national program helps yet another Toccoa resident. Recently, Toccoa resident David Chase completed Leader Dog training in Michigan and returned home with his dog, “Shadow.” “Shadow” helps David, who has vision problems, get around. That is according to state Leader Dog representative and Toccoa Lions Club member Bill Graham. Graham said that David is the third Toccoa resident in […]

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