Police Urging Residents to Lock Vehicles

The Toccoa Police Department is investigating a series of vehicle break-ins and entering auto cases. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, his department is seeing an increase in the number of these cases in recent weeks. “We are having an unusual amount of vehicles that are being picked through and gone through at night, while people are asleep,” said […]

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Archery Deer Season Starting

Archery deer season gets underway on Saturday in Georgia. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division says that starting Saturday, hunters can use archery equipment throughout the entire 2016-2017 deer season, which runs through January 8, 2017. State Wildlife Resources Division Deer Biologist Charlie Killmaster said one of the new things hunters need to keep in mind this […]

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Movie Premieres in Toccoa to Full House

“Heritage Falls” makes its debut in Toccoa. A packed house filled the Ritz Theatre at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa Thursday for the premiere of the movie that was filmed in Toccoa and Stephens County earlier this year. One of the producers of the film from INSP Films was on hand to introduce the movie, which lasted just under […]

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Indian Football Home Opener Tonight

The Stephens County High School football team takes the field at home for the first time this season. It is the home opener tonight at the Reservation in Toccoa as the Indians host the Flowery Branch Falcons in a non-region contest. Stephens County enters the game 1-1 on the season. Last week, Rabun County scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to beat […]

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Tugaloo Triathlon Set for Saturday

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Athletes from around the Southeast will be descending on Lavonia and Tugaloo State Park tthis weekend for Saturday’s annual Tugaloo Triathlon. First held in 1997, the event is now sponsored by Georgia Multisports Productions in Marietta, a company that specializes in triathlons. Georgia Multisports Founder Jim Rainey said they typically get hundreds of athletes […]

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SCHS Softball Wins Sixth Straight

Stephens County High School softball continues its winning ways in Region 8-AAAA. On Thursday, the Lady Indians won a tough region game on the road at Oconee County, 2-0. Once again, the Lady Indians were led by Emma Whitfield’s pitching as she scattered just four hits over a complete game, striking out seven. At the plate, Alana Dunson went 3 […]

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SCHS Volleyball Drops Pair of Region Matches

Stephens County High School volleyball drops two region matches. On Wednesday, the Lady Indians hosted both Jefferson and North Oconee in Region 8-AAAA play. First, the Lady Indians lost to Jefferson in straight sets, 11-25 and 16-25. Then, North Oconee defeated Stephens County in straight sets, 4-25 and 11-25. For the season, the Lady Indians are now 8-14 overall and […]

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Heritage Falls Premieres Tonight in Toccoa

Toccoa and Stephens County will star on its own silver screen tonight. “Heritage Falls,” the movie which filmed in Toccoa and Stephens County earlier this year, will premiere tonight at the Ritz Theatre at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. There will be three showings of the film at the Schaefer Center. Tonight and Friday, the movie will start at […]

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