Stephens County Sheriff’s Office Recovers Stolen Truck

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office has recovered a stolen vehicle taken from Oconee County, South Carolina. Last Thursday, August 6TH, at 10:50 P.M. while on routine patrol, Sheriff’s Deputies observed a Grey 1985 Dodge Truck driving erratically and crossing both centerlines on Highway 123 East toward South Carolina. Deputies attempted to pull over the vehicle. According to reports, the vehicle […]

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Great Start for SCHS Softball

The Stephens County Softball team has a big opening weekend. The Stephens County Lady Indians softball team opened the 2015 season with a big win Friday evening over the Elbert Co. Lady Blue Devils 7-1. The Indians were led in hitting by Karly Smith who was 2 for 2 with a Triple and 2 RBI ‘s and Natalie Morgan who […]

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Toccoa City Commissioners Discuss Sidewalk Project

At last Monday’s Toccoa City Commission meeting representatives of KCI Engineering gave Toccoa City Commissioners a progress update on a prospective sidewalk that would be added from the Rose Lane/Fernside Drive area to Wal-Mart. Toccoa City Commissioners has received a permit from the Georgia Department of Transportation or GDOT for the project. The project is estimated to cost approximately $300,000, […]

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Amnesty Day Deemed Huge Success

The Stephens County Commission praises Amnesty Day. At last Tuesday’s Stephens County Commission meeting, Chairman Dennis Bell and Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers sang the praises of the Stephens County Amnesty Day held in conjunction with Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful on April 25th. “A lot of people,” Says Ayers; “We started out with 8 employees. We realized early that we […]

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7th Plaque Dedicated In Historic Downtown Toccoa

Main Street Toccoa installed the 7th of 10 Historic Plaques this past Thursday. The plaque was placed on the building that is currently the office of Mike Van Minos State Farm Insurance on Sage Street. Main Street’s Weslie Clark explains the dedication. “This building has been home to a bowling alley, a furniture store, a taxi company on the adjacent […]

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Two Candidates Qualify in Lavonia City Council Race

Courtesy of Sister Station WLHR Qualifying for the Lavonia City Council Post 1 seat is over and only two people have come forward to run in that special election race. Qualifying ended at 4:30p Wednesday with Courtney Umbehant and Nora Chambers the only two candidates to throw their hats into the ring. Umbehant and Chambers are running to fill the […]

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Franklin County to Upgrade Technology

Courtesy of Sister Station WLHR Franklin County Commissioners have received information from Franklin County Manager Beth Thomas on her plan to upgrade the computer technology at the Franklin County Commission offices. At their work session Tuesday, Thomas told the Board she has developed a long-term plan to upgrade the computers and server, but she said there is an immediate problem […]

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