Lady Indian Softball Starts State Tourney Today

Stephens County High School will play host to a first-round state playoff series in the AAAA softball tournament starting today. The Lady Indians are the second-seeded team representing Region 8-AAAA and are hosting LaFayette, the third-seeded team out of Region 6-AAAA, in Toccoa starting today for a best two-out-of-three series. Game times today are at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. […]

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Toccoa OKs Selling Water To Banks County

The city of Toccoa agrees to sell water to Banks County. Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously approved a Water Sales Agreement with Banks County. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that the agreement sets similar parameters to what commissioners first discussed in August. “We will sell Banks County a minimum of 100,000 gallons a day,” said Morse. “We can provide […]

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Toccoa Police, Fire to Carry Naloxone

The Toccoa Police and Fire Departments will soon be carrying a drug that can help save someone’s life if they are overdosing on opioids. Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously approved a second reading of a resolution approving the administration of naloxone by the Toccoa Police and Fire Departments. City commissioners approved the first reading of this resolution at their last meeting […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

Stephens County Commissioners will meet this morning for a regularly scheduled meeting. The meeting will start at 8:30 a.m. and take place in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. First, Stephens County Commissioners will hold two public hearings. According to the agenda, the public hearings are for first readings of an amended timber harvesting […]

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Lavonia Holds Night Out Against Crime

By Buddy Hardigree, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A great crowd turned out for Lavonia’s Night Out Against Crime Thursday night. There were inflatables and rides for the kids, hot dogs and sodas for everybody, and a chance to see some equipment like a fire truck, ambulance and a life flight helicopter up close. Also, it was a chance to talk to […]

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Stephens Co. Special Olympics Competes in Fall Games

Stephens County Special Olympic athletes bring home medals after the recent State Fall Games. This year’s State Fall Games for Special Olympics of Georgia took place this past Friday through Sunday in Gainesville. This year, Stephens County Special Olympics had seven bocce teams competing and three Equestrian competitors in the Horse Show event. All athletes representing Stephens County did so […]

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Camp Toccoa Project Receives Large Donation

A major donation will help more major work take place on the “Camp Toccoa at Currahee” project. That project seeks to preserve the site of World War II Camp Toccoa on Currahee Mountain and use it to honor and remember the paratroopers that trained there. At this month’s Currahee Military Weekend banquet, Rick and Letha Phillips donated $25,000 to the […]

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Toccoa Commission Meeting Today

Toccoa City Commissioners will consider an agreement to sell water to Banks County at their meeting later today. The city commission meets today at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. On the agenda for consideration by the commission is the consideration of a Banks County Water Sales Agreement. City commissioners first talked about a potential agreement with Banks County regarding […]

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Indians Begin Region Play With Win

  The Stephens County Indians are off to a winning start in region football play. Stephens County started its Region 8-AAAA schedule on a winning note by defeating St. Pius on the road Friday night, 27-13. Indians’ Head Coach Frank Barden said it was a great effort by the whole team. “I could not be more proud of these kids […]

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