Charges Dropped Against SCHS Teacher Charged in Cat Controversy

All charges are being dropped against the teacher at the center of last Fall’s controversy around procedures performed on two cats in a Stephens County High School class. That is according to Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Director Jeff Roberts, who says that other agencies, including the state, said they would not investigate the matter. Stephens County High School Agriculture Teacher […]

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Trout Season Starting in Ga.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Make sure you put a trout fishing trip on your list of things to do this spring, especially with the opening of seasonal trout streams beginning Sat., March 28, 2015. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plan to stock more than 80,000 trout during […]

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Stephens Co. Easter Egg Hunt Set for Saturday

An annual Easter time tradition returns to Stephens County this weekend. Saturday is the 32nd annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Stephens County Recreation Department. The hunt will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at the Rose Lane ball fields at the Recreation Department. Organizers at the Recreation Department say that people should be there by 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. […]

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Recycling To No Longer Be Separated At Convenience Sites in Stephens

Starting next week, Stephens County’s convenience sites will no longer be set up to allow county residents to recycle. Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners unanimously passed a motion that county convenience sites will no longer separate out recyclable items from household garbage at the county’s convenience sites starting on April 1. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said the convenience site attendants […]

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Two Dead After Habersham Co. Shooting Incident

Reports indicate that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Habersham County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a fatal double shooting. According to a report from accessnorthga.com, Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell says that two people were fatally shot at a home on Key Road off Dicks Hill Parkway around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. That is located in eastern Habersham County, near the […]

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Standard Register Files for Bankruptcy

A company with Toccoa connections files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Standard Register recently announced that it and its subsidiaries have filed voluntary petitions under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the district of Delaware. Also, the Dayton, Ohio-based company announced that it is pursuing a sale process and has entered into an acquisition agreement with an affiliate of […]

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SCDA Signs Inducement Resolution

The Stephens County Development Authority signs a resolution that it hopes will help a company make a decision about moving to the area. At its monthly meeting last Thursday, the Stephens County Development Authority unanimously approved an inducement resolution for an unnamed potential business project code named “Project Hummingbird.” Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin said an inducement […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Approves Extra 4-H Funding

Stephens County Commissioners approve additional funding to help support the county’s 4-H program. Tuesday, the county commission heard from Stephens County Extension Agent Forrest Connelly, who was requesting the county contribute an extra $2,700 annually to the funding it already contributes towards 4-H. This request came after the Stephens County Board of Education voted last month to cut its 4-H […]

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