Kemp Reports Weekend Issue With Online Voter Registration

The Georgia Secretary of State’s Office says there were issues with the state’s online voter registration system over the weekend. According to a statement from Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, a technology provider for the Department of Driver Services attempted unsuccessfully to update a security certificate on Friday, causing some users of the Georgia Online Voter Registration System to […]

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SCHS Softball Starts Region Tourney

Stephens County splits a pair of games in the Region 8-AAAA softball tournament. On Tuesday, the Lady Indians started play in the tournament by defeating Madison County, 4-0. Emma Whitfield pitched seven innings of shutout ball to notch the win, allowing just two hits and striking out eight. At the plate against Madison, the Lady Indians were led by Brynn […]

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Flu Vaccines Now Available in Stephens Co.

Fall is here, which means flu season is arriving in Georgia. According to the Center for Disease Control, flu season typically lasts from October to May in the United States, but can occur at any time. Georgia District Two Public Health Spokesman Dave Palmer said that means now is a good time for residents to get that flu shot. “Looking […]

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Harvest Festival Approaching in Toccoa

An annual Autumn tradition in Toccoa is now less than a month away. The 40th annual Toccoa Harvest Festival is set for Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30 in downtown Toccoa. Each year, the Harvest Festival typically draws more than 150 vendors to downtown Toccoa. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said there is still time for vendors […]

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SCHS Softball Entering Postseason

The Stephens County High School softball team is getting ready for its postseason to start today in the Region 8-AAAA tournament. Today at 2 p.m., the Lady Indians will play Madison County at Jefferson in the semi-finals. This season, Stephens County went 18-2 overall and 8-2 in the region, which was good enough to earn second place in the region […]

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Meeting on Proposed State Constitutional Amendment Tonight

There will be a town hall meeting tonight at the Toccoa-Stephens County Boys’ and Girls’ Club on one of the proposed state constitutional amendment questions on this November’s general election ballot. The town hall will be about the first question on the ballot, called the Opportunity School District amendment. According to the ballot, the question asks voters to decide, “Shall […]

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One Killed in Franklin Co. Accident

By Buddy Hardigree, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Hartwell man is dead after a two-vehicle accident in Franklin County over the weekend. The accident occurred at about 9:45 a.m. Sunday on Georgia Highway 17 at its intersection with Lankford Road, which is just south of the city of Lavonia. According to Sergeant Al Whitworth of the Hartwell post of the Georgia […]

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Federal Duck Stamp Now Available in Ga. Online

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources said that waterfowl hunters can now get their federal duck stamp online. According to the DNR, before this year hunters needing a Federal Duck Stamp, which is required for all waterfowl hunters, could not get that license at the same time as their other licenses. However, the DNR now said that it offers the […]

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SCHS Volleyball Splits on Senior Night

Stephens County splits on Senior Night for volleyball at the Currahee Arena. On Thursday, the Lady Indians split a pair of matches. First, Stephens County lost to Habersham in straight sets, 15-25 and 15-25. Then, the Lady Indians beat Hart in straight sets, 25-14 and 25-10. Stephens County volleyball is entering the last week of its regular season as it […]

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