GHSA Official Says Transfer Issue in Sports a Difficult One

Georgia High School Association Assistant Executive Director Jay Russell says the issue of transfers in Georgia high school athletics will be a difficult one to address easily. Russell, a former head football coach at Stephens County High School, addressed the topic during last Thursday’s “Crunchtime” program on WNEG. “It would be very, very difficult to find a solution, but we […]

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Authorities Update Labor Day Travel Count

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So far, the Georgia Department of Public Safety is reporting that the Labor Day travel weekend has resulted in seven fatalities on Georgia roadways. One of those accidents was reported to be in Habersham County by state law enforcement officials. The 78-hour Labor Day holiday travel period began at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 2, and ends at midnight on […]

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Lavonia Authorities Capture Murder Suspect

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By Buddy Hardigree, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A man wanted in connection with a murder in South Carolina is in custody after he was arrested Thursday in Lavonia. The shooting occurred in the area of Westminster, South Carolina at around 2 a.m. Thursday. When Oconee County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived at the scene, they found one victim, 50-year-old Steven Gregory Brock […]

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Be Safe on Water This Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day for many marks the unofficial, traditional end of summer and that can mean one last trip to the lake to enjoy the water. With that in mind, the National Safe Boating Council has a number of safety tips it wants people headed out on the water to remember. According to National Safe Boating Council Executive Director Rachel Johnson, […]

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Local Government Reminders for Labor Day

Both Stephens County government offices and Toccoa City Hall are closed today in observance of Labor Day. In the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recycling scheduled to be picked up today will be picked up on Tuesday instead. Commercial garbage will be picked up as usual, but yard waste and other items will not be picked up. The […]

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Rabun County Defeats Indians

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The Stephens County Indians lost to the Rabun County Wildcats Friday night in Tiger, 24 to 10, in high school football action.  The Indians grabbed the early lead on a 2 yard touchdown run by Quarterback Jackson Bell with 3:12 left in the first quarter, but Rabun tied the game on a 4 yard touchdown run by Quarterback Bailey Fisher […]

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SCMS Football Picks Up Win

Stephens County Middle School picks up its first win on the football field for the 2016 season. The Rebels beat Madison County on Thursday, 18-6, at the Reservation. Zack Feaster ran for 2 touchdowns, and Zatorian Lacy intercepted a Madison County pass and returned it for a touchdown. Stephens County Middle School’s record improves to 1-1 on the season. The […]

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Lady Indian Volleyball Drops Two

Stephens County loses a pair of matches on the volleyball court in non-region play. On Thursday, the Lady Indians lost in straight sets to West Hall, 26-24 and 25-21. Then, East Hall defeated the Lady Indians in straight sets, 25-20 and 25-17. For the season, the Lady Indian volleyball team is 8-12 overall. Their next match is Wednesday at home […]

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