SCMS Hoops Faces Elbert Co.

The Stephens County Middle School basketball teams played Elbert County last week. In 7th grade girls’ play, the Lady Rebels beat Elbert, 41-2. Kiki Rucker had nine points, Samara Walker had eight points, and Lindsay Moore had six points for the Lady Rebels. In 7th grade boys’ play, the Rebels lost to Elbert County, 30-27. Kenny Colwell had 11 points […]

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Main Street Toccoa Unveils Historic Plaque

Main Street Toccoa unveils the latest in this year’s series of historic plaques. On Thursday, local officials and others gathered at Feral on Doyle Street in downtown Toccoa to unveil this month’s plaque. The buildings that now house Feral originally housed Red Apple Grocery and Sears. According to Main Street Toccoa, the buildings were combined into one over the years […]

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SCHS Hoops Opens Region Play on Road

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The Stephens County Indian boys’ basketball team starts out region play with a win. On Friday, the Indians led throughout, at one point by 20 points, and beat Chestatee, 55-43 on the road in Hall County in the Region 8-AAAA opener for both teams. Ty Nails scored 11 points, all in the first half, to lead the Indian offense. 10 […]

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Stephens Co. Relay for Life Kick-off on Tuesday

Stephens County Relay for Life will kick off its yearly campaign this week with an event. This year’s Relay for Life Kick-off is coming up on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Stephens County Senior Center on Rose Lane in Toccoa. Proceeds from the Relay for Life benefit the American Cancer Society. American Cancer Society Stephens County Community Manager Cameron […]

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Gasaway, Wilkinson Preview Legislative Session

Local state legislators say education and casino gambling will be among the top issues that legislators under the Gold Dome will cover this year. 50th District State Senator John Wilkinson and 28th District State Representative Dan Gasaway both met with local leaders on Thursday at the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room in downtown Toccoa to preview the legislative session. Gasaway said […]

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MLK Events Start This Weekend in Toccoa

Events this month for the 25th anniversary celebration of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Stephens County start this weekend. The first event is the annual art contest. That will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Then on Saturday at 5 p.m., the annual talent and fashion show will take place at […]

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Franklin Co. Commission To Keep Samuels As County Attorney

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County Commissioners will keep the Samuels Law Firm as their county attorney for another year. At its meeting Monday evening, the Franklin County Commission voted to continue with Bubba Samuels as the county attorney after doing extensive research. In November, Franklin County Commission Chair Thomas Bridges asked that request for proposals be sent […]

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Collins’ Bill Gets Through House

A bill introduced by 9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins makes it through the House of Representatives. On Thursday, the House passed H.R. 712, Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act. Collins said the bill would end a practice known as “sue and settle” and bring transparency to the bureaucratic rulemaking process. According to Collins, “sue and settle” cases are […]

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Cleveland Ready for U.S. Army All-American Bowl

Stephens County’s Ben Cleveland is getting ready to showcase his football abilities in front of a national audience this weekend. On Saturday, Cleveland will be playing in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas. Each year, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl features 90 of the country’s best high school senior football players split into East and West teams. […]

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