Habersham Co. Traffic Stop Leads to Two Arrests

A traffic stop in Habersham County leads to two drug arrests. This past Saturday, Habersham County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office agents intercepted a delivery of suspected methamphetamine. The drug task force said that just after midnight on Saturday, Habersham County deputies observed a 2006 Infiniti G35 on Georgia Highway 365 North. According to drug agents, […]

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Toccoa Downtown Storefront Window Contest Underway

Main Street Toccoa is once again inviting people to vote in this year’s Christmas storefront window competition downtown. According to Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby, voting is taking place from now through December 31. “We invite people to come down and just look at all of the beautiful storefronts in the downtown,” said Crosby. “Each one is very unique […]

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SCHS Puts Two On All-Region Cheer Team

Two Stephens County High School competition cheerleaders receive recognition at the region level. Monday, the Region 8-AAAA competition cheerleading team was announced. Earning all-region honors from Stephens County were McKinley Bennett and Mallorie Colwell. Region 8-AAAA competition cheerleading champion North Oconee led all schools in the region with eight representatives on the all-region team. St. Pius had six and Jefferson […]

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SCMS Girls Hoops Teams Sweep Elbert Co.

The Stephens County Middle School girls’ basketball teams pick up two more wins. In the 7th grade game Monday, Stephens County beat Elbert County, 23-2. Manisha Colbert scored 10 points and Kayla Smith added eight points. Moving to the 8th grade girls’ game, Stephens County beat Elbert County, 45-5. Tynajiah Eades scored 15 points to lead the Stephens County 8th […]

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Toccoa Christmas Parade Winners Announced

The winners are in for this year’s Toccoa Christmas Parade. This year’s parade took place Saturday afternoon in downtown Toccoa. Winning the award for the Best Overall was the Toccoa City Commission. The award for Best School went to the Stephens County High School JROTC. This year’s Best Church or Civic Group award went to Gateway Community Church. Finally, Best […]

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Rain Helping, But Not Ending Drought

The National Weather Service says that recent rains are making a dent in, but not ending, the ongoing drought in northeast Georgia. Last week, Stephens County saw well over two inches of rain and more has fallen Sunday into today with more in the forecast for Tuesday. Lauren Visin is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Greenville-Spartanburg. […]

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Toccoa Celebrates Christmas With Busy Weekend

Toccoa gets Christmas celebrations underway with a busy weekend of holiday activities. It started on Friday night with Christmas Fest in downtown Toccoa. The 7th annual event included carolers, open shops and restaurants, Santa, a live nativity, the lighting of the city’s Christmas tree on the courthouse lawn on Sage Street, and more. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby […]

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Smith Signs With Brenau

Another Stephens County High School softball player signs to play collegiately. Karly Smith signed on Friday to play softball at Brenau University in Gainesville next year. Smith says she looked at a number of colleges to play at and also considered Truett-McConnell and Shorter. However, she said Brenau is where she feels the most comfortable. “I just felt like when […]

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DOT Announces Work On I-85 in Franklin Co.

Work on Interstate 85 in Franklin County this week will cause some lane closures. Contractors with the Georgia Department of Transportation will install new Weigh–in-Motion equipment on Interstate 85 near Lavonia this week. As a result, crews will close the right hand lane on I-85 approaching the northbound weigh station today through Monday, December 12, 2016 from 9 p.m. to […]

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