Toccoa Rookie League Teams Both In Action Tonight

The Toccoa Rookie League baseball All-Stars stay alive in the district tournament. Thursday, Toccoa beat Madison in an elimination bracket game, 13-12. That moves Toccoa on to another elimination bracket game tonight at 8:15 p.m. against Franklin in Rabun County. Meanwhile, the Toccoa Rookie League softball All-Stars will play for a district title tonight. Toccoa faces Hart in the championship […]

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Toccoa McDonald’s Holds Ribbon Cutting

McDonald’s of Toccoa is celebrating its grand re-opening of its main dining room. As part of that celebration, the restaurant held a Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting on Tuesday afternoon to unveil the re-modeling work that was done. More than a year ago, McDonald’s in Toccoa renovated its drive-thru to add a second lane for orders. Toccoa McDonald’s Owner […]

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New Mural Going Up in Downtown Hartwell

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A new mural is about to be completed in downtown Hartwell. The mural on the side of a building on Forest Avenue at the intersection with Franklin Street in Hartwell should be completed sometime this week. Hartwell Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Henley Cleary said the artist is Lorie Sholtus of Douglasville. Cleary said […]

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Seven Apply For BOE Vacancy


The Stephens County Board of Education has seven names on the list to choose from to fill one of its two currently vacant seats. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said that seven people have applied to fill the seat left vacant by the resignation of Jeff Webb from the board in late April. Those names are T. Craig Beatty, […]

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Two Arrested in Stephens Co. Commercial Burglary

Two Stephens County men face charges in multiple counties after a reported commercial burglary. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, a business in Bell’s Plaza off of Big A Road reported that its rear door had been pried open early on Tuesday, May 17. “The suspects had pried open a steel door on the back of the business and […]

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Summer Movies Start At Schaefer Center Today

Toccoa is beginning its series of “Summer Movies at the Schaefer Center” today. Today is the first movie as “Cinderella” will be shown. Movies will be shown every Thursday through June and July. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said they are excited to show a great series of movies over the course of the summer months. “We are […]

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Franklin Community Players Award Scholarships

Two Franklin County residents are recipients of college scholarships from the Franklin Community Players organization. Last week, the organization announced that Kirstin King and Kaytlin Stubbs are winners of the Franklin Community Players $500 college scholarship through this year’s scholarship program. The organization said both are graduates of Franklin County High School and Emmanuel College dual enrollment students. King lives […]

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Toccoa Rookie League Update

The Toccoa Rookie League softball All-Stars are in to the championship round of the district tournament. Wednesday, Toccoa beat Hart 12-8 at the district tournament in Rabun County to move on to the district finals. That will be on Friday at 6:30 p.m. in Rabun County. Toccoa will play the winner of a game between Franklin and Hart that is […]

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Alleged Domestic Dispute Leads To Chase, Arrest

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A man faces multiple charges after an alleged domestic incident Tuesday. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that deputies were dispatched to a residence on Old Mize Road in reference to a domestic dispute just before 1 p.m. Tuesday. Shirley said that the female called 911 saying she was being held against her will and had been hit in the […]

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