Habersham Burn Sends Smoke Over Stephens

A controlled burn in the region brings smoke over Toccoa, Stephens County, and the surrounding area. The Georgia Forestry Commission reported that the controlled burn took place during the day Tuesday in Habersham County. According to an announcement received from the Forestry Commission on Tuesday afternoon, the controlled burn was expected to spread smoke over Stephens, Habersham, Rabun, Franklin, and […]

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Hart Co. Charter System Receives National Accreditation

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Hart County Charter School System is the recipient of an AdvancED School System Accreditation from the AdvancED Accreditation Commission. The national commission confers the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement accreditation seal. Hart County School Superintendent Jay Floyd said this means that the system and all of […]

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Corps Looking For Volunteers At Lake Hartwell

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said that advocates of Lake Hartwell seeking a volunteer opportunity are invited to apply for two positions at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hartwell Project site for the 2016 recreation season. According to the Corps, the volunteer positions available are for day use gatehouse attendants and in-campground cleanup assistants. Corps officials said the […]

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Gasaway, Wilkinson Recap Legislative Session

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Local leaders hear from state legislators on a wide array of topics at a legislative wrap-up. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Post-Legislative Breakfast event on Monday with 28th District State Representative Dan Gasaway and 50th District State Senator John Wilkinson. A large crowd filled the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room at the historic train depot in downtown […]

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Police Investigating Attempted Armed Robbery

Toccoa Police continue to investigate an attempted armed robbery last week behind a city business. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, two men were at the rear of the Sav-a-Lot store on Collins Road at 6:03 a.m. last Thursday unloading a dairy truck when a man walked up to them and allegedly attempted to rob them. “While they were […]

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Indians Edge War Eagles

The Stephens County Indian baseball team snapped a three-game losing streak in region baseball, but had to hang on to do it, beating Chestatee 5-4 at the Reservation in Toccoa on Monday. After spotting the War Eagles a run in the top of the third inning, the Indians scored two unearned runs on a throwing error in the bottom of […]

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Vehicle Fire Monday on Toccoa By-pass

A vehicle fire sends crews out to the Toccoa By-pass. The call went out during the 1 p.m. hour for Carnes Creek Volunteer Fire Department to respond to a vehicle fire on the By-pass in the area of Rock Road. Reports indicate that a vehicle was fully involved. While the incident did affect traffic on the By-pass for a time […]

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State Update on Turkey Hunting Season

State wildlife officials say that more than 2,500 hunters fortunate enough to have gotten a gobbler during the 2016 turkey hunting season have become familiar with the requirement to log their bird on their harvest record and report that effort within 72 hours to Georgia Game Check. The Georgia Department of Natural Resrouces says that all turkey hunters, including those […]

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Schedule Changed For This Week’s SCHS Soccer “Pink Games”


The Stephens County High School soccer programs are announcing a change in the schedule for this week’s annual “Pink Games.” Indian Boys’ Soccer Head Coach Derek Demmler said the “Pink Games” are being re-scheduled for different times this week because of a conflict with another school activity. “The change happened due to the Spring Band Trip,” said Demmler. “We have […]

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