SCHS Splits Home Basketball With Elbert Co.

The Stephens County Lady Indian basketball team breaks a two-game slide. Saturday, the Lady Indians edged Elbert County in non-region basketball play at the Currahee Arena, 50-43. Mya Cleveland had 19 points to lead the Lady Indians, while Kentasia Trimier also scored in double figures with 10 points. Lexie Cash and Kaitlin Knight each scored nine points for Stephens County. […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Finalizes Cuts, Adjusts Calendar

The Stephens County school system finalizes the laying off of about 30 employees. On Thursday, the Stephens County Board of Education voted 6 to 1 to approve a Human Resources Report that included the termination of 28 classified employees and the resignation of 1 classified employee. Board member Rodney Moore, Jr. was again the lone Board member to vote against […]

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Toccoa Holds Main Street Awards

The Toccoa Main Street program honors businesses and individuals for their efforts downtown. Thursday, Toccoa held its annual Main Street Awards Reception at the Schaefer Center. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said the awards reception allows them to recognize people for their hard work over the last year. “Each one of these winners was chosen because of their […]

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Two FCHS Students Killed, One Injured in Wreck

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County High School is mourning the loss of two students this week. Wednesday afternoon, two Franklin County High School seniors, identified as 17-year old Timothy Hartman of Canon and 17-year old Maleke Moon of Canon were killed in a car accident. Georgia State Patrol Hartwell Post Commander Sergeant Al Whitworth said it happened […]

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SCSO Arrests Four For Theft

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office makes four arrests in connection to a theft this week at a local textile business. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says that 61-year-old William Marvin Pruitt of Valley Road in Toccoa and 31-year-old Adam Kyle Drinkwater of Valley Road in Toccoa entered the property of the textile company at around 3 a.m. on Monday. Shirley […]

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Judge Upholds EPD Decision on Wilbros

An administrative law judge upholds the Georgia Environmental Protection Division’s administrative order revoking permits issued to the Wilbros facility. Administrative Law Judge Ronit Walker issued that ruling Wednesday. The EPD originally issued an administrative order last January calling on Wilbros to stop receiving waste and begin closure proceedings. In the order, the EPD accused the Rose Lane facility of violating […]

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