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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School System Gives Annual Report

Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey delivers the school system’s annual report. The annual report forum took place Tuesday at the Gate Cottage on the campus of Toccoa Falls College. In the report, the school system reviews information like test scores and demographics, as well as other information about the school system. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said the […]

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Superintendent Comments on Graduation Rate

Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said that the school system is taking a look at graduation rate figures released last week by the state. “We want to make sure we are doing the right things,” said Dorsey. “We do believe there might have been a few mistakes between what we have uploaded and what we have seen that came […]

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Stephens Co. Relay for Life Kick-off Thursday

The American Cancer Society will kick off another Relay for Life campaign this week. The 2015 Relay for Life Kick-off event is set for Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Stephens County High School cafeteria. American Cancer Society Stephens County Relay for Life Specialist Cameron Lopez said the kick-off event is a chance to both look back to last year’s […]

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Scarecrow Contest Winners Announced

Election totals are not the only returns that came back in Tuesday. On Tuesday, Main Street Toccoa tallied the votes and announced the winners for this year’s Scarecrow Contest. First place went to The Studio/Currahee Artists Guild, while second place went to Sunnyside Baptist Church, and third place went to Currahee Veterinary Clinic. The fifth annual Scarecrow Contest took place during […]

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