SCHS Softball Picks Up Eighth Straight Win

The winning streak continues for the Stephens County High School softball team. Thursday, the Lady Indians picked up another Region 8-AAAA win, defeating St. Pius by a score of 12-0. Stephens County was led by Emma Whitfield’s 11-strikeout performance in the circle, allowing just one hit to pick up the win. At the plate, the Lady Indians were led by […]

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Martin To Head To Germany

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Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin will head overseas later this year on an economic development trip. Both Stephens County and the city of Toccoa have agreed to give up to $5,000 each to send Martin to Germany in December. Martin said Stephens County was invited to take part in the trip by the European American Investment Council, […]

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Coan Wins Second Gold

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McKenzie Coan is golden once again. The Clarkesville native won her second gold medal of the 2016 Rio Paralympics on Wednesday, taking first place in the women’s S7 400-meter freestyle. Coan crossed the line in 5 minutes, 5.77 seconds. She won the race by 12.43 seconds over the silver medalist, fellow American Cortney Jordan. Jordan and Coan are actually training […]

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Broadband Internet Meeting Today in Stephens Co.

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A group of state legislators will be in Stephens County today talking broadband Internet. The Joint High-Speed Broadband Communications Access for all Georgians Study Committee is scheduled to hold a meeting today at 1 p.m. at the North Georgia Technical College Currahee Campus in Toccoa. This is the group’s second meeting after it was created through a Senate Resolution. It […]

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Stephens Co. Company Getting CDBG Grant

A government grant will help a local company get off the ground. Recently, Governor Nathan Deal announced that Stephens County received a $340,000 Community Development Block Grant. Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin said the grant is actually for Southeast Metals and Recycling, which is looking to locate and open in the old WABCO building on U.S. Highway […]

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TV Premiere Date Set for Heritage Falls

A premiere date on TV has been officially set for “Heritage Falls,” the movie filmed primarily in Stephens County. INSP has announced that “Heritage Falls” will premiere exclusively on the INSP Network on Sunday, October 16 at 8 p.m. The network’s Senior Vice President of Programming, Doug Butts, said that they are very excited to debut the film. Referencing the […]

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Hart Co. Schools Developing App

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Need to know how your child is doing in school? Well, Hart County parents now have an app for that. The new app will allow them to keep better track of their student’s progress in the classroom as well as any activities or issues at their school. At its meeting Monday night, the Hart […]

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County Gets Update on LOST, SPLOST Collections

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Stephens County gets a first look at some of its Fiscal Year 2016 financial numbers. At Tuesday’s meeting, Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers went over Local Option Sales Tax and Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax collection figures with the county commissioners. Ayers said that both the LOST and the SPLOST collections seem to be holding steady. “Our Local Option […]

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