Taste of Toccoa Tonight

An annual Spring event returns to downtown Toccoa tonight. The 24th annual “A Taste of Toccoa” takes place tonight in downtown Toccoa from 5 to 8 p.m. Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said “Taste” is one of Toccoa’s most popular downtown events each year. “It is an opportunity for our local restaurants and caterers to sell some of […]

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Gov. Visits Hartwell to Sign Boating Bill

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A bill that changes how boaters on Hartwell Lake are cited for violations is now law in Georgia. Wednesday afternoon, Governor Nathan Deal flew into Hartwell to sign HB777 at the Big Oaks Recreation Center. Under the new law, boaters found to be in violation of any boating law will be issued a written […]

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Work Based Learning Act Becomes Law

A bill that 50th District State Senator John Wilkinson supported in the Senate is now law. The Work Based Learning Act, sponsored in the Senate by Wilkinson, was signed into law earlier this week at the Northwest Georgia College and Career Academy in Dalton. The bill will change the provisions of and rename the Youth Apprenticeship Program to the work […]

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Ga. House Speaker Tours Currahee Military Museum

The State House Speaker visits Stephens County. Georgia House Speaker Representative David Ralston visited the Currahee Military Museum Wednesday night while traveling through Stephens County with 28th District State Representative Dan Gasaway. Ralston received a quick tour of the museum. He said he was very impressed by what he saw. “I think it is just really special,” said Ralston. “The […]

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Stephens Co. Beats Johnson 19-2

The Stephens County Indian baseball team opened up its final series of the regular season with a resounding 19-2 win Wednesday night over Johnson in three innings. Stephens County plated five runs in the first inning, seven runs in the second inning, and five more runs in the third inning. Ben Cleveland went 3 for 3 with 4 RBIs, including […]

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Stephens Co. Schools Receive CCRPI Results

The Stephens County School System sees its scores increase as the state releases the results of its measure used to track school achievement and accountability. Earlier this week, the Georgia Department of Education released statewide scores for its College and Career Ready Performance Index, or CCRPI, for 2013. The state also released recalculated CCRPI scores for 2012 that it says […]

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Roberts Named Runner-up State STAR Student

Stephens County High School senior Connor Roberts is the runner-up State STAR Student in Georgia for 2014. The Professional Association of Georgia Educators made that announcement in a news release on its website Tuesday evening. The State STAR Banquet was held Tuesday evening in Atlanta, where 18 regional STAR students were recognized as state finalists. Connor has selected Tamara Cash […]

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