Fire Safety Festival Saturday in Stephens Co.

A local organization will promote fire safety at an event this weekend. People First of Stephens County will hold its annual Fire Safety Festival this Saturday at the Fernside Drive Fire Department in Toccoa. People First of Stephens County is an advocacy group for individuals with disabilities. People First Supporter Jeraldine Hayes said the group has organized this event now […]

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Work on SR 51 Sinkhole in Hart Co. Delayed

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Recent weather means the Georgia Department of Transportation is no longer expecting to finish the sinkhole repair project on State Route 51/Reed Creek Highway in Hart County by next week as planned. Georgia DOT crews had hoped to continue building back the road last week, but rain showers in the area in recent weeks […]

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SCHS Volleyball Season Complete

The inaugural season of volleyball at Stephens County High School is complete. Stephens County wrapped up that first season with a number of matches last week. Lady Indian Volleyball Head Coach Michael Thomas said that the team finished with an overall record of 13-28 this year. The Lady Indians did not play a region varsity schedule in this, their initial […]

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TFC Sports Update

The Toccoa Falls College men’s soccer team will return home for two matches this week after splitting a pair of games in Florida over the weekend. Friday, the Screaming Eagles lost 3-2 in double overtime at Clearwater Christian College. Nathan Dority and Stephen Lee scored second half goals to help TFC come back from an early 2-0 deficit before Clearwater […]

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Wreck on Hwy. 106 in Stephens Co.

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley reported that there is one fatality after an accident today in Stephens County. First responders were called to the scene of a two-vehicle accident on Highway 106, near Old Mize Road, in Stephens County at around 2:15 p.m. Monday. Shirley said a car struck a DOT truck head on. The wreck closed Highway 106 in […]

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Stephens Co. Marks Currahee Military Weekend

Stephens County celebrates the men of Camp Toccoa at another Currahee Military Weekend. The annual weekend took place Thursday night through Sunday in Toccoa and Stephens County. It honors the World War II paratroopers who trained at Camp Toccoa before going to fight in the war. On Saturday, the veterans were honored with the annual parade through downtown Toccoa, which […]

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Hydrant Flushing Underway in Toccoa

The city of Toccoa is starting a period of hydrant flushing throughout the water system. Beginning last night, the City of Toccoa Water Department started opening fire hydrants throughout the system. City officials said this “free-flow” operation flushes out possible sediment build-up and harmless impurities. Officials said that as a result of hydrant flushing, water customers may experience turbid water […]

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