SCHS Tennis Splits At Madison County

The Stephens County High School tennis teams split matches Thursday at Madison County. First, the Lady Indians lost 5-0. Their region record is 0-3 and their overall record is 2-7. Moving to the boys’ side, the Indians won 3-2. Ben Smith and Carson Keener won their singles matches for Stephens County and then Levi Dodd and Andrew Burtt clinched the […]

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Traffic Stop Leads to Fugitive Arrest

A South Carolina man is custody in Stephens County after being arrested in Oconee County. 39-year-old Jeremy Stephen Black of Westminster, South Carolina was charged with Possession of a Stolen Vehicle on February 11 following a traffic stop on Wells Highway by the Oconee County, South Carolina Sheriff’s Office. A passenger in the vehicle, 44-year-old Brantley Keith Black of Westminster, […]

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Pedestrian Hit in Lavonia Last Weekend

By Charles Robertson, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A pedestrian was struck and injured in Lavonia last weekend. Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle said it happened Sunday evening. Carlisle said there were some ladies walking home from church Sunday evening, and as they approached the intersection of Burton St. and Augusta Rd., a vehicle was there and stopped and they proceeded across […]

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Authorities Investigating Vehicle Break-Ins

Local law enforcement agencies are reporting a series of vehicle break-ins in part of Stephens County. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that his department has received several calls from one particular area of Toccoa over the last couple of days. “Over the past few days, the police department has received numerous complaints about vehicles that have been broken into […]

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Emoji Ball Python Picture Goes Viral

A Toccoa man is going viral for an unusual snake that he has bred. Justin Kobylka has been breeding and working with ball pythons for about 13 years. Just recently, his photo of a ball python that is orange and white with emoji-looking smiley face designs on it has gone viral. Kobylka said that despite reports to the contrary, the […]

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Lions Beat Indians in Baseball

Franklin County right-hander Blake Wehunt gave up just four singles as the Lions beat the Stephens County Indians on Wednesday night at the Reservation in non-region baseball play, 4-2. Wehunt went the distance, striking out seven. The Indians scored an unearned run in the third inning and another unearned run in the sixth inning, but left the bases loaded in […]

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GSP Releases Details on Tuesday Accident

Authorities said two people suffered minor injuries after an accident Tuesday afternoon in Stephens County. It occurred on Georgia Highway 17 Alternate, just south of Bend N’ Hickory at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, a 2015 IC Bus owned by Loomis Armored US LLC and driven by 26-year-old John William David […]

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Rabun Authorities Announce Drug Arrest

Authorities in Rabun County said that a deputy’s good deed for an observant homeless man leads to a drug arrest. It occurred last Thursday, according to the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office. That office said a Rabun County Sheriff’s Office deputy noticed that a homeless man was in need of help and the deputy asked how he could help. According […]

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CASA Opens New Office

The Northeast Georgia CASA program opens its new office. Last week, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the new office space. Northeast Georgia CASA, which stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates, provides volunteers who advocate for the best interests of children in foster care across their eight-county service area of Stephens, Rabun, Habersham, Elbert, […]

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