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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Henry Behind Plate for LLWS Opener

Local Little League umpire Brian Henry starts off the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Henry, a volunteer umpire for the Toccoa Little League with 20 years of experience, is one of the members of the umpire crew that is working the tournament. He called home plate for the first game of the tournament between Mexico and Panama on […]

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Toccoa Police Arrest One For Credit Card Fraud

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One person faces custody after an allegation of credit card fraud in Toccoa. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, officers from the police department responded to Wal-Mart last Friday afternoon to look for a person possibly using a stolen credit card. “When officers arrived, Wal-Mart’s Loss Prevention pointed out a gentleman to us,” said Jarrell. “When we went to […]

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Wilkinson Responds to Trump Committee Appointment

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50th District State Senator John Wilkinson said he is honored to serve on the Agricultural Advisory Committee formed by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. “Just the fact that Mr. Trump would name an Agricultural Advisory Committee, I think it is an indication that he realizes the importance that agriculture plays in our country and important role it plays in our […]

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