NE Ga. Hosts ‘Night to Shine’

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia It was a night to shine for some special residents of Franklin, Hart and Stephens counties last Friday as the Swails Center in Franklin Springs rolled out the red carpet and the limos began arriving for the “Night to Shine” ball for special needs adults. Sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, hundreds of special […]

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UPDATED: Names Released In Wednesday Drug Investigation

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Authorities said Wednesday they have dismantled a multi-million dollar drug trafficking operation based out of Stephens County. Wednesday, some 200 local, state, and federal law enforcement officers served more than 20 search warrants and raided properties in Stephens County, north Georgia, metro Atlanta, and South Carolina as part of the effort. The warrants were the culmination of a 10-month investigation […]

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Charges Filed After Sheriff Assaulted on Call

A Toccoa man faces charges for allegedly assaulting Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley during a domestic call. Sheriff Shirley was the first to respond to a a Ranick Drive address at 2 p.m. Wednesday in regards to an alleged ongoing domestic problem. The Sheriff’s Office said Shirley immediately tried to speak with the man and woman on scene, but was […]

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Fifth Grade Academy Principal Retiring

Current Fifth Grade Academy Principal Tammy Whitworth is retiring later this year. Her retirement was approved by the Stephens County Board of Education at its meeting on Tuesday. It will take effect on April 1. Before serving as the first principal for the Fifth Grade Academy, Whitworth was Principal at Toccoa Elementary and an assistant principal at Eastanollee Elementary. Taking […]

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BOE Forming Building Authority To Finance Projects

The Stephens County School System is moving forward with efforts to set up plans for making some roof repairs at Stephens County High School. On Tuesday, the Board of Education unanimously voted to re-establish the Stephens County Schools Building Authority and appoint three school board members, Tony Crunkleton, Jim Bellamy, and Rodney Moore, to serve on that authority. Stephens County […]

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No Make-up Day for Students

Students in Stephens County will not have to make up a day after winter weather last month cost the system one student day. Tuesday, the Board of Education unanimously approved a make-up plan for the day. Under the plan, the day is forgiven for students and would be added for post-planning and training for teachers and staff depending on an […]

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