Sinkhole Repairs On SR 51 Almost Complete

Work to repair a Hart County highway is on pace to wrap up this week. The Georgia Department of Transportation said that it expects to finish repairs on the State Route 51 sinkhole this Friday, if the weather continues to cooperate. Repairs were delayed in recent weeks because of rain. However, Georgia DOT District Engineer Brent Cook said that work […]

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TFC Sports Update

The Toccoa Falls College women’s soccer team will host a regional rival tonight in a big game. Last week, the Screaming Eagle women traveled to Berea College in Kentucky and earned a 5-1 win over the NCAA Division III school. Lizz Rice scored twice for TFC, while Naomi Horton, JJ Lee, and Sydney Van Horn all scored one goal each […]

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Stephens, Franklin Counties March for Babies

Local residents gather to again march for babies. The annual Stephens-Franklin County March for Babies to benefit the March of Dimes took place Saturday at Tugaloo State Park in Franklin County. Volunteers and participants from both counties gathered to walk to raise awareness for the March of Dimes and celebrate the completion of another fundraising campaign. They did so under […]

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Workforce Development Career Coach in Toccoa Today

A mobile unit designed to help people with their job searches will be in Stephens County today. The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission Workforce Development Career Coach will visit the Toccoa-Stephens County Library today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The library is located on West Savannah Street in Toccoa. Workforce Development Trainer Micah Thomas said that the mobile unit is […]

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DOT Announces Weekly Routine Maintenance

The Georgia Department of Transportation will conduct routine maintenance in a number of area counties this coming week. No work is planned for Stephens County. However, on Interstate 85 in Banks County, a crew will remove and re-pour damaged concrete slabs in the outside or right lane of I-85 north beginning north of Exit 149 starting on Monday. The DOT […]

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Former Lavonia Police Chief Jimmy Bennett Remembered

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Local law enforcement officials are remembering former Lavonia Police Chief Jimmy Bennett. Bennett passed away October 11 after a long illness and one former co-worker says he will be missed. Lavonia Mayor Ralph Owens served with Bennett when he was in the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department and as a Lavonia Police officer. Owens said […]

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City Loop Trail Unveiled

Local officials gather to unveil a new walking trail in Toccoa. Officials unveiled the City Loop Trail on Thursday at one of its starting points, the Rotary Park, located next to the Foothills Center on Big A Road. The trail is a joint effort of the Stephens County High School Interact Club, Leadership Toccoa-Stephens County class, Toccoa Rotary Club, and […]

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Indians Face War Eagles Tonight

The Stephens County Indian football team heads on the road, looking to stay unbeaten in Region 8-AAAA play. Stephens County travels south to Hall County tonight to take on Chestatee. Entering tonight, Stephens County is 5-1 overall and 3-0 in region play. Last week, the Indians beat White County on Homecoming at the Reservation, 30-10. Meanwhile, Chestatee comes into tonight […]

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