Event Raises Money for F.O.P. Christmas Program

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A recent event raises money for the “Shop with a Cop” program in northeast Georgia. A lawnmower pull took place in Bowersville last month. Sponsored by the local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police, spokesman and Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Love said the turn out was better than expected. “We did have […]

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Busy Day At Polls in Stephens Co.

Busy is the word to describe Tuesday at the polls in Stephens County. The total turnout was nearly 41 percent in the county for Tuesday’s election. A line existed at the Senior Center at 7 p.m. when the polls closed and the last person reportedly voted sometime around 7:30 p.m. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said that means a couple […]

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Election Results

RESULTS IN RACES OF NOTE (Stephens County numbers only) Final unofficial Stephens Co. numbers Governor Nathan Deal-3831 Jason Carter-1150 Andrew Hunt-153 U.S. Senate David Perdue-3914 Michelle Nunn-1139 Amanda Swafford-139 U.S. House 9th District Doug Collins – 4110 David Vogel –  1055 Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black – 3701 Chris Irvin –  1460 Lieutenat Governor Casey Cagle – 4134 Connie Stokes – 1000 Secretary […]

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School System Gives Annual Report

Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey delivers the school system’s annual report. The annual report forum took place Tuesday at the Gate Cottage on the campus of Toccoa Falls College. In the report, the school system reviews information like test scores and demographics, as well as other information about the school system. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said the […]

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Superintendent Comments on Graduation Rate

Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said that the school system is taking a look at graduation rate figures released last week by the state. “We want to make sure we are doing the right things,” said Dorsey. “We do believe there might have been a few mistakes between what we have uploaded and what we have seen that came […]

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Stephens Co. Relay for Life Kick-off Thursday

The American Cancer Society will kick off another Relay for Life campaign this week. The 2015 Relay for Life Kick-off event is set for Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Stephens County High School cafeteria. American Cancer Society Stephens County Relay for Life Specialist Cameron Lopez said the kick-off event is a chance to both look back to last year’s […]

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Scarecrow Contest Winners Announced

Election totals are not the only returns that came back in Tuesday. On Tuesday, Main Street Toccoa tallied the votes and announced the winners for this year’s Scarecrow Contest. First place went to The Studio/Currahee Artists Guild, while second place went to Sunnyside Baptist Church, and third place went to Currahee Veterinary Clinic. The fifth annual Scarecrow Contest took place during […]

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TFC Hoops Sweeps Bob Jones At Home

The Toccoa Falls College Men’s and Women’s basketball teams both captured wins Tuesday night in their home openers over Bob Jones University. In the men’s game, Toccoa Falls held a 38-32 halftime led, but blew the game open in the second half, holding Bob Jones to 22 total points to win 79-54. Josh Barrett led Toccoa Falls with 20 points, […]

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Election Day in Ga. Today

It is decision day at the polls across the state of Georgia. Today is Election Day. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said polls are open for voters to cast their ballots. “(Voters) all need to go to the Senior Center off of Rose Lane,” said Kelley. “That is the only precinct we have in Stephens County now. The polls will […]

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Stephens Co. Graduation Rate Drops in 2014

District level graduation rates are out from the Georgia Department of Education for 2014. According to state figures, Stephens County High School had a graduation rate of 85.3 percent in 2014. That is down from the 2013 graduation rate of 90.8 percent released last year by the state. The state graduation rate average for 2014 is 72.5 percent. This marks […]

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