Indians End Non-Region Baseball With Win

The Stephens County Indians wrapped up the non-region portion of their baseball schedule with a 6-4 win over Prince Avenue Christian Friday at the Reservation. Dawson Sorrells picked up the win in relief of starter Davis Swenson, who went the first four innings, giving up three runs and striking out three.  Sorrells now has five of the Indians’ 10 wins […]

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January Unemployment Numbers Out for Stephens Co.

Stephens County sees some mixed numbers on the unemployment front to start 2017. According to numbers released last week by the Georgia Department of Labor, Stephens County’s preliminary unemployment rate in January was 6.1 percent. That is up three-tenths of a percentage point from the revised December rate and up two-tenths of a percentage point from the revised rate in […]

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No Voting Today in E-SPLOST Election

Just a reminder … there is no voting today for the E-SPLOST special election referendum in Stephens County. Early voting ended on Friday afternoon at the Stephens County Registrar’s Office in downtown Toccoa. Election Day is tomorrow and for that, voting will move to the Stephens County Senior Center on Rose Lane in Toccoa. Polls tomorrow at the Senior Center […]

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Public Meetings To Be Held on Shoreline Management Plan

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The U.S. Corps of Engineers’ Savannah District wants to hear from property owners around Lake Hartwell regarding its proposed new shoreline management plan. The shoreline management plan provides guidance and information for Corps managers and the public on managing the reservoir’s shoreline and adjacent public lands and waters controlled by the project. It also […]

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Toccoa Little League Season Starts

Toccoa Little League starts up another season. Opening Day festivities took place Saturday, followed by the first day of games. Teams for divisions from Rookie League Softball and Baseball all the way up through Major League Softball and Baseball marched from downtown Toccoa, up Doyle Street to the Doyle Street Park. There, they were introduced and lined the field. Honored […]

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Trout Stocking Underway in Ga.

Trout stocking is underway in Georgia for this season. Regular weekly trout stockings are starting this week in Georgia, as 70,000 trout are getting ready to hit the water. This comes after the state stocked 40,000 trout early during the week of March 6. Despite the low stream flows being experienced in north Georgia, state officials said the trout stocking […]

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Early Voting Ends Today

Today is the last day for early voting for the E-SPLOST special election in Stephens County. Stephens County Registrar Bill Cochran said that polls will be open all day today at the Stephens County Registrar’s Office in the Courthouse Annex on Tugalo Street in downtown Toccoa from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. “We have had light turnout,” said Cochran. “There […]

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