New Sound System At Schaefer Center

The new sound system at the Ritz Theatre at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa is complete. City officials say that the new system was installed two weeks ahead of schedule. Christian Hamilton with Main Street Toccoa said the new system not only has surround sound for movies and a state-of-the art speaker and microphone system for concerts, but it […]

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Sunday Chase in Franklin Co. Ends In Arrest

By Charles Robertson, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A police chase Sunday morning on Interstate 85 ends with a crash and arrest. According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, 36-year-old Clifford Linsey of Atlanta drove off after being stopped for speeding on I-85 around 10 a.m. Sunday, leading officers on a chase towards the state line that eclipsed 100 miles an hour […]

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Hospital Authority, County Commission Holding Joint Meeting Tonight

The Stephens County Hospital Authority and Stephens County Commission will meet tonight for a called meeting. Both boards announced the called meeting on Monday. Stephens County Hospital Administrator Lynne Anderson said the meeting is to allow the Hospital Authority to present a bond proposal for the county to consider backing the hospital on. “We have been talking with the county […]

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Sheriff Releases Details On Cedar Drive Incident

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley released more information recently on the arrest of three people in South Carolina that were wanted in Stephens County. Shirley said the three fugitives were three of four people wanted in connection with an early February incident. The sheriff said that incident occurred on February 4 at a residence on Cedar Drive. “Upon deputies’ arrival, […]

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Voter Registration Deadline Today

Today is the deadline to register to vote in order to be eligible to vote in next month’s special election on approving or denying a renewal of the Stephens County school system’s E-SPLOST. Anyone who is not registered to vote must to do so by 5 p.m. today in order to be able to vote in the election next month. […]

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Job Fair Today for Arrendale State Prison

The Georgia Department of Labor’s Toccoa Career Center will host a job fair today for the state Department of Corrections. That job fair will start at 11:30 a.m. at the Toccoa Career Center on Foreacre Street in Toccoa. Arrendale State Prison is hiring Correctional Officers and Food Service Supervisors. Candidates can not have felony convictions and if selected for hire, […]

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Stephens Co. Winter Pig Show Held

Stephens County holds its annual Local Winter Pig Show. It took place on February 7. Kole Kelley got first place out of two heats in senior showmanship, while Isabella Payne won intermediate showmanship and Katelynn Freeman placed first in junior showmanship. The last showmanship class was pre-club and Miley Miller won this class. Next was the Breeding Gilt Show, where […]

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