DOT Approves Traffic Signal Upgrades in Habersham Co.

A Habersham County project is among those approved by the Georgia Department of Transportation Earlier this month, the State DOT awarded 38 contracts for statewide construction and maintenance projects totaling $97.6 million. Among those was a project of traffic signal upgrades at various locations in Habersham County. The DOT said those upgrades also include installation of intersection video detection systems. […]

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H.S. Football Underway in NE Ga.

While Stephens County High School gets its football season officially underway this week, a number of high school football teams started their seasons on Friday. Habersham Central started its season Friday with a 45-13 win over East Hall at home in Mt. Airy. Meanwhile, Franklin County also picked up a season-opening win over White County as the Lions beat the […]

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SCHS Volleyball Drops Pair of Road Matches

The Stephens County Lady Indian volleyball team drops a pair of matches on the road. Thursday, the Lady Indians lost matches to both White County and to Johnson High School of Gainesville at Johnson. In the first match, White County swept the Lady Indians in straight sets, winning 28-26 and 25-23. Then in the second match, Johnson won in straight […]

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Toccoa-Stephens Co. Chamber Honors Gambrell

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The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce honors a long-time community leader. Thursday, the Chamber held its annual awards banquet at the Georgia Baptist Conference Center in Toccoa. This year, the Chamber presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to retired Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell. Presenting the award to Gambrell was 1st Franklin Financial President and CEO Ginger Herring. “Ed may […]

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Marquee Work Taking Place At Schaefer Center

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The new Ritz Theatre marquee for the Schaefer Center is going up. Installation of the new marquee began Thursday in downtown Toccoa as crews began hoisting it into place. Toccoa Main Street Director Connie Tabor said it is exciting to see the marquee becoming a reality. “The color looks like it is going to blend very nicely in with the […]

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Drought Lessens in Parts of Region

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Recent rains have eased drought conditions in Stephens County and other areas of northeast Georgia. According to the most recent U.S. Drought Monitor report released on Thursday, Stephens County has dropped from extreme drought back into severe drought since the start of the month. Also, most of Habersham County and far western Stephens County along the Habersham County line have […]

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Ga. Chimes in Hartwell Fish Consumption

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Last week, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources issued their 2016 report regarding which fish in Lake Hartwell are safe to eat. In their release, agents who tested fish in Hartwell lake said consumption recommendations for spotted bass from Lake Hartwell is no more than one meal per month. And in its latest […]

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SCHS Softball Wins Region Opener

Stephens County High School softball opens Region 8-AAAA play with a win. Thursday, the Lady Indians got the region schedule off to a good start by defeating Oconee County’s Lady Warriors 4-2 at the Reservation in Toccoa. Kayley Sellers and Emma Whitfield led the Lady Indians at the plate as each of them went 2 for 3 with an RBI. […]

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