Herschel Walker Finds Talent in Toccoa

Herschel Walker seeks out talent in Toccoa. The former Heisman Trophy winner and University of Georgia football star brought his talent show, “Herschel’s Raw Talent” to the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa on Saturday. About 80 people of all ages came out to make their three-minute video and try to win the contest. Walker said Toccoa brought out a ton […]

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Candidate Qualifying Starts Today

Qualifying starts this morning for the 2014 general primary election in Stephens County. Registrar Theresa Kelley said that candidates for races such as Stephens County Commission and Stephens County Board of Education can qualify to run for office beginning at 9 a.m. today at her office in the StephensCountyGovernmentBuilding in Toccoa. “If you want to qualify for any of the […]

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SCMS Marks Black History Month

The Stephens County School System wraps up its celebration of Black History Month. Friday, Stephens County Middle School held its annual Black History Month Program. The theme of the program was “Looking Back to Move Forward.” As part of the program, the students saw a performance called “One Voice,” a one-man show by Jeremiah Dew, who goes by the name […]

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Toccoa Marks Arbor Day

Toccoa marks Arbor Day. The city held its annual Arbor Day ceremony on Friday afternoon at the Boys’ and Girls’ Club on Whitman Street. This year’s theme was “Planting for the Future.” City officials, the Georgia Forestry Commission, and Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful were all on hand to help the children of the Boys and Girls’ Club plant trees out in […]

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Shubert Enters Not Guilty Plea

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A man accused of murder in Franklin County pleads not guilty. Brent Shubert, the Canon man accused in the murder of his fiancé last year, entered a not guilty plea on all counts in Franklin County Superior Court in Carnesville Thursday afternoon in the death of Bonnie Ann Cooner. Cooner went missing in late […]

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Collins’ ‘Sue and Settle’ Legislation Passes U.S. House

The first bill introduced in Congress by 9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins passes the House of Representatives. The House of Representatives this week passed House Resolution 1493, known as the Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act. Collins’ office said the bill was packaged with three other pieces of legislation aimed at stopping abuses in government power. In a […]

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Oconee Bank Acquiring Stephens Federal

A major change is coming to the banking world in Stephens County. A press release Thursday announced that Oconee Federal Financial Corporation had reached an agreement to acquire Stephens Federal Bank. Oconee Federal Financial Corporation is the holding company for Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association. The banks expect to complete the merger later this year, said Stephens Federal Bank […]

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Kaup to Serve as Stephens Co. Interim School Superintendent

With the search for a new Stephens County School Superintendent taking longer than expected, the school system will have an interim superintendent until the job is filled permanently. Thursday, the Stephens County Board of Education unanimously voted to appoint Assistant Superintendent Jason Kaup as the Interim Superintendent effective on April 1. Current School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten will retire from the […]

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Toccoa to Mark Arbor Day Today

Toccoa will celebrate Arbor Day at an event later today. The city’s Arbor Day ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. today at the Boys’ and Girls’ Club on Whitman Street in Toccoa. This year’s ceremony will include the children from the Boys’ and Girls’ Club, said organizers. Also, Toccoa Mayor Gail Fry and Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful Director Linda Scofield […]

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