Indians Beat East Hall

The Stephens County Indian baseball defeated the East Hall Vikings Wednesday at the Reservation in Toccoa, 4-1, in non-region play. Chaz Bridges went five innings, gave up only one hit and struck out eight to get the win on the mound. Gabe White finished in relief with two strong innings, giving up two singles and striking out three. On offense, […]

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First Steps Program Finishes First Year

The Stephens County First Steps program completes its first year and officials say it was a success. This program, offered through Family Connections of Stephens County, uses a $10,000 grant to meet one on one with new moms to access what resources they may need. According to numbers provided by the program, 338 moms were assessed and steered toward helpful […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Approves Road Work

Stephens County Commissioners approve a road work list for the upcoming season. Tuesday, Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers presented a recommended list to the commission for its consideration. Ayers said that list was created by looking at how the county staff had rated all of the roads using its system in place, then presenting recommendations to the county’s Roads and […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Considers Building Permit Fee Waivers for Two Industries

Stephens County Commissioners provide relief on building permit fees to two local industries that are expanding. On Tuesday, the county commission considered building permit fee waivers for ASI Southeast and Nifco KTW for the expansions both of those companies are constructing. ASI Southeast is building a new 140,000 square foot manufacturing building and 12,000 square foot office addition, while Nifco […]

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Talent Show Set for Saturday

A talent show this weekend in Toccoa will go to benefit some different organizations. An all-female talent show is coming up on Saturday at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. Jeraldine Hayes is one of the organizers. She said the talent show will include women from around northeast Georgia. “We have some incredible talent from right here in Toccoa, from […]

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Ga. State Senate Honors McKenzie Coan

The Georgia State Senate honors Paralympic gold medalist McKenzie Coan. Earlier this month, 50th District State Senator John Wilkinson recognized Coan in the Senate Chamber with Senate Resolution 80. Wilkinson said he was honored to have the distinct privilege of recognizing McKenzie and her accomplishments in the Senate. He said McKenzie is a brilliant and strong young woman who has […]

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Franklin Co. Getting New Computer Equipment

By Charles Robertson, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County’s commission office will be getting an major upgrade to its software and computer equipment. Recently, Franklin County Manager Beth Thomas asked the Board of Commissioners to approve her recommendation of Edmunds and Associates as Franklin County’s new software provider. Monies for the new software have already been allocated from SPLOST. According to […]

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SCHS Tennis Splits Matches With Chestatee

The Stephens County High School tennis teams split matches Tuesday against Chestatee. On the boys’ side, the Indians swept all three singles matches and also took the match at #2 doubles to defeat Chestatee by a score of 4-1. This win improves the boys’ team’s overall record to 8-2. Meanwhile, the Lady Indians lost to Chestatee, 4-1. Freshman Mya Lingle […]

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