Toccoa Residents Arrested in Banks Co.

Two Toccoa residents were among ten people arrested in Banks County last week. According to Banks County Sheriff Carlton Speed, Banks County deputies executed a search warrant at an address on Wooded Lake Drive in Homer on Thursday after an extensive narcotics investigation. Speed said on scene, two stolen vehicles were recovered, three firearms were discovered, and a trafficking amount […]

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Delayed Harvest Streams Opening Up

Five designated delayed harvest streams are opening for their seasons today. One of those is in northeast Georgia. That is a portion of the Chattooga River from Georgia Highway 28 upstream to the mouth of Reed Creek on U.S. Forest Service land bordering South Carolina. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources said this and the other delayed harvest streams are […]

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Sheriff Offers Halloween Safety Tips

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley is urging everyone to make sure this Halloween is a safe one. According to the sheriff, Trick or Treat will be taking place this evening. He said motorists need to be careful on the area’s roadways with those trick or treaters being out and about. “We want you to watch out for children who may […]

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Fire Saturday on Currahee Mountain

Crews responded to a fire on Currahee Mountain over the weekend. The fire occurred Saturday night on the mountain. Four departments in all responded to the blaze. Those were Tates Creek, Carnes Creek, and New Hope Volunteer Fire Departments from Stephens County, along with the Georgia Forestry Commission.

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One Dead; Another In Custody After Lavonia Shooting

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County Sheriff’s Office investigators, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and Lavonia Police are on the scene at the Pointe South Mobile Home Park on State Route 17 after a shooting there Sunday. It happened Sunday evening, according to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas. Thomas said Lavonia Police responded to a report of shots […]

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Toccoa Costume Parade Set for This Morning

An annual Halloween tradition resumes today in downtown Toccoa. The 26th annual Toccoa Main Street Children’s Costume Parade will line up and head out this morning. Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said that the parade will begin at 10 a.m. and children will begin lining up at 9:45 a.m. “We will be lining up on the corner of […]

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Dragons Overpower Indians

Stephens County drops its first region game of the season and sees its six-game winning streak snapped on the road. Friday night, the Indians lost their first Region 8-AAAA game of the season in Jefferson, 35-7, to the Dragons. Two second quarter touchdowns for Jefferson gave the Dragons a comfortable lead that they would not relinquish. In the first quarter, […]

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Indians Play Jefferson Tonight

Stephens County has a chance to clinch a region football title tonight. The Indians visit Jefferson this evening in a Region 8-AAAA football contest. With a win tonight, Stephens County would clinch the region championship and a top seed in the AAAA playoffs. Stephens County is 7-1 overall on the season and 3-0 in the region after coming from behind […]

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SCHS Softball Drops Tourney Opener

Stephens County lost the first game of the AAAA state softball tournament on Thursday to Central (Carroll) by a 2-0 score in Columbus. Emily Williams threw a no-hitter for Central, striking out 20 Lady Indians. Only Ashton Ayers put the ball in play for Stephens County, grounding back to the pitcher, and Natalie Morgan was the only Lady Indian to […]

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