UPS Recognizes Carnesville Driver for Safe Driving

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Carnesville man has been listed as one of UPS’s top safest drivers. UPS driver Ronnie McCannon of Carnesville was recently inducted into UPS’s prestigious Circle of Honor for achieving 25 years of accident-free driving. He, along with 70 elite drivers from Georgia are among 1,445 newly inducted into the company’s honorary organization. According […]

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SCHS Baseball at Hart Postponed

The Stephens County Indian baseball team gets rained out. Stephens County’s varsity game against Hart County in Hartwell Wednesday night was postponed due to rain. The Indians will look to have better luck with the weather on Friday when they will look to start Region 8-AAAA baseball play. On Friday, the Indians are scheduled to visit Cleveland for a date […]

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SCSO Does Narcotics K-9 Sweep at SCHS

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that the Sheriff’s Office did a narcotics K-9 sweep at Stephens County High School today. The sweep took place Wednesday morning. Shirley said the high school was placed on lockdown while the search of the school and vehicles for possible contraband took place. Shirley said it was done at the request of school officials […]

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Stephens Co. Passes Ordinance on Wireless Internet, Telecom Towers

Stephens County Commissioners approve an ordinance to deal with personal wireless service facilities and the towers that often accompany them. Tuesday, county commissioners approved the ordinance following a second reading and public hearing. Stephens County Attorney Brian Ranck said this particular ordinance will govern things like telecommunications towers, broadcast towers, cell towers, and wireless Internet towers. Ranck said the ordinance […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Tables 4-H Funding Request

Stephens County Commissioners do not take up a request for additional funding for the county’s 4-H program. During Tuesday’s meeting, the county commission was scheduled to consider a request from Stephens County Extension Agent Forrest Connelly for county commissioners to add $2,700 in annual funding for the Stephens County 4-H program to help make up for funding cut by the […]

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Campaign To Help School System Starting Up

An informational meeting today will look to bring members of the community together in an effort and campaign to raise support for the Stephens County school system in light of its current financial situation. The Learning Tree Academy has announced it is starting the “One Rope, One Hope” campaign. Logan Harris is one of the organizers. She said the goal […]

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Stephens Co. Falls to Habersham In Baseball

Jarred Jones singled to score Steven Loudermilk in the bottom of the sixth inning with the go ahead run and Habersham Central added two more runs in the same inning as the Raiders beat the Indians 6-3 Tuesday night in non-region baseball action. Houston Mullinax led the Indians offensively, reaching base all four times, scoring a run, and knocking in […]

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TCC Purchases Mowers for Golf Course

Toccoa City Commissioners approve the purchase of equipment for the Pines golf course. Monday, the city commission unanimously approved the bid of Swinehart’s Power Equipment of Baldwin for two scag industrial mowers for the golf course. The total bid from Swinehart’s Power Equipment was $19,842. It was the lowest of three bids received for the mowers. Tait Lawn Products of […]

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