SCMS Basketball Update

Stephens County Middle School splits a day of games with Franklin County. In 7th grade boys’ action, Franklin County defeated Stephens County 25-17. Isaiah Martin had nine points to lead the Rebels. Meanwhile, Stephens County won the 8th grade boys’ game over Franklin County by a score of 51-24. Jaquarion Scott had 11 points to lead the Rebels. Moving to […]

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Stephens Co. School System Could See Drop in Credit Rating

Financial problems that turned up earlier this year in the Stephens County school system continue to have repercussions. Last week, Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said that he had talked with Standard and Poor’s Rating Service about the school system’s credit rating. Currently, Dorsey said the rating is an A-. He said, however, that the rating service is meeting […]

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Toccoa Commissioners Meeting Today

Toccoa City Commissioners will wrap up their calendar year later today. The city commission is set to meet at 5 p.m. today at Toccoa City Hall. Today’s meeting is the final scheduled meeting for the city commission for 2014. Leading today’s agenda are two alcohol beverage control items. First, city commissioners will deal with the renewal of ABC licenses. Then, […]

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Northern Circuit Judge Retiring

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The search is on for a new Superior Court Judge in the Northern Judicial District, now that Superior Court Judge John H. Bailey has announced his retirement. Judge Bailey is retiring effective January 1. The Judicial Nominating Commission has been accepting nominations of persons to fill Judge Bailey’s vacancy on the Northern Judicial Circuit from […]

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SCHS Splits With Chestatee

Stephens County splits a pair of close finishes at Chestatee. The Indians and Lady Indians’ games Friday night at Chestatee High School both came down to the final second. In the girls’ game, referees called a foul with three-tenths of a second to go when Emily Mote blocked a three-point shot by Chestatee’s Stephanie Briseno with the Lady Indians up […]

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Kokoon Homes Has Ribbon Cutting

A local business shows off its newest product. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Thursday at its offices for Kokoon Homes of Toccoa. Kokoon was unveiling its newest product, the “Kokoon Kompak.” Kokoon Homes Owner Dave Rades said the “Kokoon Kompak” is a miniature house that can be moved from location to location. “It is a […]

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Stephens BOE Keeps Looking at Cannery

The Stephens County Board of Education is still working through what to do about the cannery and its financial situation. School board members discussed it on Thursday at their work session. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey says further investigations showed both additional revenues and expenditures in the cannery, increasing the financial deficit over the last five years. Those figures […]

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