Toccoa Readies For Festival of Trees

Downtown Toccoa is gearing up for the annual Festival of Trees. Main Street Toccoa will again host the 9th annual Festival of Trees coming up from November 30 through December 3. Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said the Festival of Trees is a great way for people and businesses to give back to the community, while getting into […]

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Wrestling Season Underway at SCMS

Wrestling season is underway at Stephens County Middle School. This past Saturday, the Stephens County Middle School Rebel wrestling team took second place at the Viking Classic at East Hall High School. The Rebels took second out of 9 teams, placing behind only Habersham Central. Stephens County Middle School wrestlers taking first place in their respective weight classes were Abe […]

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Information Released on Fatal Auto Accident

Authorities have released information on an accident that resulted in a fatality in Stephens County. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, the accident occurred on Yonah Dam Road at about 5 p.m. Thursday. Only one vehicle was involved. It was a 2002 Saturn SL2 driven by 67-year-old James Robert Payne of Toccoa. The GSP said the […]

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By-pass Sewer Expansion Project Ahead of Schedule

Work continues to move along on water and sewer improvements along the Toccoa By-pass in Stephens County. That’s according to Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin. He said that crews working on the project are moving ahead of schedule. “There are always surprises when you work on projects that are underground, but even though we have seen a […]

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Mayfield Signs With Alabama A&M

A Stephens County High School softball player will continue her career at the next level. On Friday, Raina Mayfield signed to play college softball next year at Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, Alabama. Alabama A&M is a Division I school in the Southwestern Athletic Conference. Mayfield said she is excited to continue her career at the Division I level. She […]

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Wilkinson Named to Senate Caucus Leadership Post

A local state legislator will take over a leadership position in Atlanta. 50th District State Senator John Wilkinson was elected to serve as Secretary of the Senate Republican Caucus for the upcoming biennial legislative term of the Georgia General Assembly. In this role, Senator Wilkinson will be responsible for recording all official legislative activities for the Senate Majority Caucus. Wilkinson […]

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Cops and Kids Program Gearing Up in NE Ga.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Some local children will have a happier Christmas this year thanks to help from the local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police. Earlier this month, Chapter 105 of the Northeast Georgia Fraternal Order of Police received the last of its applications for “Cops and Kids” program, which helps children from low-income families shop […]

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7th Grade Boys Basketball Falls at Jefferson

Stephens County Middle School’s 7th grade boys’ basketball team opens the season. Thursday, the Rebels opened the season at Jefferson, but lost 54-39. Leading scorers for Stephens County Middle School were Darrell Hampton with 19 points, Zatorian Lacy with nine points and Marques Tukes with five points. Spencer Neese led Jefferson with 19 points. The Stephens County 7th grade boys […]

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