Indians Win Close Battle With Warriors

Stephens County sets up a showdown for first place in the region this week with Jefferson. The Indians remained undefeated in Region 8-AAAA with a close 16-9 victory over the Oconee County Warriors Friday night in Toccoa. Oconee County, led by former Stephens County Head Coach Travis Noland jumped out to a 9-0 lead, but the Indians scored 16 straight […]

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Toccoa Commission Meets Today

A brief agenda awaits Toccoa City Commissioners at their scheduled meeting later today. The Toccoa City Commission is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. Only two items are listed on the agenda for today’s meeting. First, city commissioners are scheduled to receive a presentation regarding Georgia Gigabit Communities from the Stephens County Development Authority. Second, the […]

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Lavonia Housing Authority Moving Forward, Says Whitworth

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Lavonia Housing Authority Executive Director Ricky Whitworth is thanking residents for their patience and cooperation in the wake of the arrest of the authority’s office manager earlier this month. Former Lavonia Housing Authority Office Manager Sabrina Weaver was arrested October 3 and charged with one count of theft by taking from the Lavonia Housing […]

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NGTC Photography Instructor Wins Award

North Georgia Technical College Photography Instructor Jeff Gulle receives another honor. Gulle was named Photographer of the Year for an unprecedented fourth time at the recent Georgia Professional Photographers Association annual convention and print competition recently held at Jekyll Island. Also, Gulle received ten other awards including the Kodak Gallery Award, Lexjet Sunset Award, American Society of Photographers Award and […]

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Firearms Deer Season Starts Saturday

Firearms deer season starts on Saturday in Georgia. Last year, over 302,000 hunters harvested nearly 300,000 deer in the state. For hunters going out this year, there is something new they need to keep in mind. Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Biologist Kevin Lowery said that new program hunters in the state are using is called the “Georgia Game […]

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Indians, Warriors Battle Tonight in Toccoa

Stephens County hosts Oconee County tonight in key region contest. Both teams enter tonight’s game 6-1 overall and 2-0 in region play. Last week, Stephens County beat Madison County, 34-7, while Oconee County came from behind to beat St. Pius, 20-16. The Indians and Warriors are two of the three teams tied for first place in Region 8-AAAA. The third […]

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Rivers Alive Cleanup Saturday

A yearly event taking place this weekend will focus on cleaning up the waterways of Stephens County. The annual “Rivers Alive” clean-up takes place on Saturday in Stephens County from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful Executive Director Linda Scofield said this year, they are focusing on two different areas for their clean-up efforts instead of one. […]

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Drought Conditions Now Extreme in Stephens Co.

Extreme drought is returning to Stephens County. That is according to the latest report from the U.S. Drought Monitor that came out Thursday. In the past week, almost all of Stephens County, Habersham County, Rabun County, and Banks County, along with the northern half of Franklin County all went from severe to extreme drought. Extreme drought is the second most […]

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