Municipal Qualifying Ends Today

Today is the final day of municipal qualifying for Toccoa and Martin. In Toccoa, candidates wishing to qualify for one of the three seats up for election this year should see Toccoa City Clerk Fredda Wheeler at Toccoa City Hall. The qualifying fee is $252. For Martin, qualifying is at the Stephens County Probate and Registrar’s Office, located in Room […]

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SCHS Softball Splits with North Hall

The Lady Indian softball team drops a close one in region play. Thursday, North Hall edged Stephens County, 3-2. Karly Smith had a double and Natalie Morgan and Emma Whitfield each had singles and RBI’s. Meanwhile, Whitfield pitched a complete game in taking the tough-luck loss on the mound, striking out 10. With the loss, the Lady Indians drop to […]

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Lots to Do This Weekend on Lake Hartwell

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia It should be smooth sailing on Lake Hartwell this weekend, despite lower lake levels. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spokesman Billy Birdwell said campgrounds and picnic areas are open this weekend all around the lake. “There’s so much you can do this weekend,” Birdwell said. “There’s water skiing, boating, fishing, camping, hiking, biking, picnicking. […]

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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia It should be smooth sailing on Lake Hartwell this weekend, despite lower lake levels. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spokesman Billy Birdwell said campgrounds and picnic areas are open this weekend all around the lake. “There’s so much you can do this weekend,” Birdwell said. “There’s water skiing, boating, fishing, camping, hiking, biking, picnicking. […]

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UGA Farm Tour Lands in Stephens Before Taking Off for NE Ga.

Top state officials and the president of the University of Georgia take a farm tour of northeast Georgia. State Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black and University of Georgia President Jere Morehead were among those taking the tour Wednesday. That tour started in Toccoa as the plane carrying the officials landed at the Toccoa-Stephens County Airport before the officials headed out to […]

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SCSO Recovers Stolen Equipment In Rabun Co.

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office says it has found over a thousand dollars in stolen equipment in another county. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that in 2014, a Big A Road business reported that three commercial chainsaws were stolen from their property. Shirley said that the stolen equipment was then located in Rabun County with the help of authorities […]

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Investigation Continues Into Tuesday Accident

The Georgia State Patrol continues to search for the person who was driving a car involved in a one-vehicle accident Tuesday morning in Stephens County. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, officers were notified of a crash on Brookhaven Circle at about 1:47 a.m. on Tuesday. The GSP said that Senior Trooper Jason Stephens responded to […]

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Franklin Co. Consolidates Voting Precincts

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia When the November election rolls around, Franklin County voters will cast their ballots at one of seven polling places instead of the previous 13. The Franklin County Board of Elections recently voted to pare down the number of precincts to seven in an effort to save the County money. In years past, the proposal […]

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Toccoa Cuts Ribbon On Golf Course Today

It’s a big day today as the city of Toccoa officially unveils “The Links at Lake Toccoa.” The grand opening for the course is today after a year of work by the city to return the course to use after it closed late last summer. Today’s grand opening festivities will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a ceremony to officially retire […]

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