Stephens Co. Chooses Legal Services Bid

Stephens County will continue to use the law firm of Sanders, Ranck, and Skilling of Toccoa for its legal services. On Tuesday, county commissioners unanimously voted to accept the bid of Sanders, Ranck, and Skilling and re-appoint them as county attorney. According to Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers, the county received two bids for legal services. However, Ayers said the […]

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Two Injured in Lavonia Wreck on Monday

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Charges are pending against a driver who authorities say caused a wreck in Lavonia Monday night. It happened at about 7:30 p.m. Monday on State Route 17 near Grady School Road. Georgia State Patrol Hartwell Post Commander Sergeant Scott Andrews said a vehicle traveling north on Highway 17 crossed into the southbound lane. “It […]

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Madison Sweeps Stephens in Home Hoops

Madison County point guard Trevon Daniel scored 22 of his 24 points in the second half and the Red Raiders overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to pull off a stunning 68-62 win over the Stephens County Indians in boys’ basketball region play at the Currahee Arena Tuesday night. The two teams had met in late December at the Commerce Christmas […]

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Indian Wrestlers Take Third in Area Duals

Stephens County High School takes third place in the Area Wrestling Duals tournament. The Indians traveled to St. Pius for the 2017 Area Duals tournament on Monday. For the tournament, the Indians went 3-1 overall. In the quarterfinal round, the Indians defeated North Oconee, 65-6. Advancing into the semifinals, the Indians faced Oconee County, and were defeated, 47-23. At that […]

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SCMS 7th Grade Boys Fall to Elbert Co.

The Stephens County 7th grade boys’ basketball team drops a conference game on the road. Monday night, the Rebels traveled to Elbert County and the 7th grade boys were defeated by the score of 51-24. Elbert County outscored the Rebels in every quarter on the way to the win. Zatorian Lacy led the Rebels with 17 points, while Isaiah Harris […]

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Toccoa Receives Clean Audit Report

The city of Toccoa receives good news on its Fiscal Year 2016 audit. Toccoa City Commissioners received their annual audit report at a planning meeting at Ping’s Grill at the Links at Lake Toccoa on Monday. Joel Black from the city’s auditing firm, Mauldin and Jenkins, presented the results of the audit for the fiscal year that ended June 30, […]

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Toccoa City Commissioners Hold First 2017 Meeting

Toccoa City Commissioners held their first business meeting of 2017 on Monday. During the meeting at Toccoa City Hall, the city commission ratified the selection of Jeanette Jamieson as Mayor and David Austin as Vice-Mayor for the next 12 months. Jamieson and Austin were originally selected from among the five commissioners to serve in those roles for this year at […]

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Relay for Life Kick-off Tonight in Stephens Co.

Stephens County’s Relay for Life campaign kicks off with a meeting tonight. The 2017 Stephens County Relay for Life Kick-off event is tonight at 6 p.m. at the Stephens County Senior Center on Rose Lane in Toccoa. Each year, funds raised during the Relay for Life benefit the American Cancer Society. Local American Cancer Society Community Manager Cameron Lopez said […]

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No Problems Reported From Weekend Snow

City of Toccoa and Stephens County officials are both reporting that there were no major problems over the weekend due to the winter weather. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse and Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers both said that everything ran smoothly from a public works perspective during the snow that fell Friday night into Saturday morning. Also, Toccoa Police Chief […]

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