Local Church Gets Grant

A Toccoa church receives a grant to assist in a sabbatical for its pastor. St. Matthias Episcopal Church has received a grant of $45,600 to enable its minister, the Very Rev. Mary R.H. Demmler, to participate in the 2015 National Clergy Renewal Program. The Lilly Endowment, Inc. funds the grant and it is administered by the Christian Theological Seminary in […]

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Vandiver Wins Margaret Ayers Award

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The Toccoa Clinic and the Northeast Georgia Medical Associates chooses former First Lady of Georgia Betty Vandiver as their 2015 recipient of the Margaret Ayers Award for Civic Health. The Margaret Ayers Award for Civic Health is in its 12th year and is named for Margaret Ayers, longtime civic activist, former first lady of Lavonia, and career banker. The award […]

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DOT Honors Employee With Community Service Award

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A Georgia Department of Transportation employee once involved on a Stephens County road project is the winner of an award from the agency. Georgia DOT Commissioner Russell McMurry recently announced that Natasha Davis was honored at this year’s District Employee Appreciation Day with the 2015 State Community Service Award for her personal dedication to improve her community and the engineering […]

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Indians Move to 4-0 in Region 8-AAAA

The Stephens County Indians remain unbeaten in Region 8-AAAA football play. Friday at the Reservation, Stephens County used 20 second quarter points to jump out on the way to a 40-21 win over Chestatee. Stephens County got on the board first with a 17-yard touchdown run by Jackson Bell to make it 6-0. Chestatee took its only lead at 7-6 […]

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Update on Schools Central Office Move

The Stephens County school system is still on track to move its central offices in the coming weeks. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey updated the Stephens County Board of Education on the move plans at its work session and called meeting on Thursday. Dorsey said that they are on schedule for moving to the old Big A School Building […]

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Family Connection Excited For First Steps Program

Family Connection of Stephens County Executive Director Allyson Warren said the organization is excited about a new program it will be offering with a state grant. This week, the organization announced that it had received a state grant to provide the First Steps Georgia program in Stephens County. Only 19 agencies in Georgia received the grant. First Steps Georgia is […]

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Indians Face Chestatee Tonight

Stephens County looks to stay unbeaten and at the top of Region 8-AAAA football with another win tonight. The Indians are home, hosting Chestatee at the Reservation in a region showdown. Last week, the Indians came from behind to edge White County, 21-20, in Cleveland to move to 5-1 on the season overall and 3-0 in region play. Meanwhile, the […]

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Franklin Co. Wreck Leads to Arrest

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A wreck in Franklin County leads to a manhunt and an arrest. It happened early Wednesday morning on State Route 51 when, according to Georgia State Patrol Hartwell Post Assistant Commander Matt Baxley, a witness who saw the wreck tried to help the driver. Baxley said the witness who tried to help that driver […]

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UGA Researchers Study Deer-Vehicle Collisions

Georgia drivers should be on the lookout even more as the state moves into the main time of the year when deer are most likely to be on the move. That’s according to University of Georgia researchers who have completed a county-by-county analysis of when motorists should be more aware of possibly hitting a deer. The university says researchers looked […]

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