Interstate 85 Wreck Victim Identified

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Authorities have released the name of a man who died last week in an accident on Interstate 85 in Franklin County. According to the Georgia State Patrol, the man is identified as 55-year-old Roger Wayne Hughes of Fayetteville, Georgia. Hughes died last Wednesday, October 29 on I-85, near mile marker 172, in Franklin County. […]

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Animal Control Investigating Reported Incident At SCHS

Toccoa-Stephens County Animal Control is investigating an incident at Stephens County High School. That is according to Humane Shelter Director Jeff Roberts. Roberts said that animal control has also reached out to other local and state agencies regarding the incident, which took place at the high school earlier this week. Stephens County school system officials say at this time, they […]

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Manufacturing Video Contest Award Winners Announced

Area students win awards for videos about local manufacturers. Recently, North Georgia Technical College held a video contest where students created a 2-3 minute video in partnership with a local industry in their county to show people “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” Students at Stephens County High School were paired up with Global Partitions. Their video, which was approved by […]

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DNR Trout Meeting Next Week in Gainesville

A public meeting is coming up next week in Gainesville to discuss the possibility of opening all trout waters to year-round fishing. The meeting will take place at the Fair Street Neighborhood Center at 715 Fair Street in Gainesville on Thursday, November 13 at 7 p.m. Officials with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources said that agency staff have recently […]

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SCSO Announces Three Arrests

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is announcing three recent arrests following two separate incidents. First, Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said deputies responded to a Highway 17 business in Martin on October 30 in reference to a suspicious vehicle and a possible burglary in progress. “Deputies, while working the Martin area, enter a business,” said Shirley. “(The deputy) determined that […]

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Sign-ups Underway for Festival of Trees

The Toccoa Main Street program is putting out the call for entries into this year’s Festival of Trees in downtown Toccoa. The 7th annual Festival of Trees is set for December 5 and 6 in the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said the Festival of Trees is a way for local […]

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Family Connection Fundraiser Winners Announced

The winners have been announced for a recent fundraising event for a local agency. Family Connection of Stephens County held its “Are You Smarter than a Stephens County Fifth Grader?” competition this past Saturday night at the Tugaloo Center for the Performing Arts at Stephens County High School. 29 adults making up 10 teams participated in the competition, which also […]

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Event Raises Money for F.O.P. Christmas Program

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A recent event raises money for the “Shop with a Cop” program in northeast Georgia. A lawnmower pull took place in Bowersville last month. Sponsored by the local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police, spokesman and Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Love said the turn out was better than expected. “We did have […]

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Busy Day At Polls in Stephens Co.

Busy is the word to describe Tuesday at the polls in Stephens County. The total turnout was nearly 41 percent in the county for Tuesday’s election. A line existed at the Senior Center at 7 p.m. when the polls closed and the last person reportedly voted sometime around 7:30 p.m. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said that means a couple […]

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Election Results

RESULTS IN RACES OF NOTE (Stephens County numbers only) Final unofficial Stephens Co. numbers Governor Nathan Deal-3831 Jason Carter-1150 Andrew Hunt-153 U.S. Senate David Perdue-3914 Michelle Nunn-1139 Amanda Swafford-139 U.S. House 9th District Doug Collins – 4110 David Vogel –  1055 Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black – 3701 Chris Irvin –  1460 Lieutenat Governor Casey Cagle – 4134 Connie Stokes – 1000 Secretary […]

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