SCHS Releases 2016 Football Schedule

The 2016 football schedule is out for Stephens County High School. Stephens County will start 2016 with a scrimmage against White County at a location to be determined on August 19. The Indians are then scheduled to start the regular season with two road games against non-region teams. On August 26, the Indians will visit Franklin County and on September […]

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SCMS Hoops Splits With Elbert

Stephens County Middle School splits four basketball games with Elbert County. The two schools played earlier this week. In 7th grade girls’ play, the Lady Rebels beat Elbert County, 44-3. Savannah Broska and Tynajiah Eades each had 11 points and Samara Walker and Ranajah Verdell each had five points for the Lady Rebels. In 7th grade boys’ play, the Rebels […]

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Stephens Co. Gets Clean Audit Report

Stephens County receives a clean Fiscal Year 2015 audit. On Tuesday, County Administrator Phyllis Ayers presented the results of the audit from Mauldin and Jenkins to the county commission. Ayers said that a clean opinion was given to the county by auditors. She added that the county has a strong fund balance. “Our fund balance, $8.8 million,” said Ayers. “That […]

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Hearing Held On Proposed Nuisance Ordinance Changes

Stephens County begins the process for making a few changes to its nuisance ordinance. A public hearing on the proposed changes took place at the start of Tuesday’s Stephens County Commission meeting. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that the proposed changes have to do with putting more strength into policies approved by the county commission last year for the county’s […]

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County Buys Equipment, Makes Appointments

Stephens County purchases a new piece of equipment to help the county do some preventative maintenance on its roads. Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners approved the purchase of a crack sealing machine out of the county’s SPLOST VI funds. The machine is costing the county $54,531. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers says that crack sealing is a way to lengthen the […]

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SCSO Arrests Two In Burglary

Two people face charges in connection to the investigation of a burglary in Stephens County. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that his office has arrested 33-year-old Michael Nick Mize of McMurray Lake Road and 53-year-old Dillard Eugene Savage of Coker Road in connection to the alleged burglary on January 6 on McMurray Lake Road. According to the sheriff, the […]

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Wreck Monday on I-85 Kills One

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A North Carolina man is dead after a wreck on I-85 Monday night. It happened about 5:45p Monday evening on I-85 Southbound near mile marker 167. Georgia State Patrol Hartwell Post Trooper Richard Fleming said the driver of an 18-wheeler traveling southbound lost control. “The vehicle was traveling south and traveled off the west […]

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Collins Responds to State of The Union Address

In a response to the President’s State of the Union address, 9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins called on the President to join the dialogue going on in the nation’s capital and across the nation to find meaningful solutions to the challenges America faces at home and abroad. Among other things, Collins criticized the President for prioritizing climate change instead […]

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Toccoa Gets Clean FY2015 Audit

The city of Toccoa receives good news on its financial audit for Fiscal Year 2015. Joel Black with the auditing firm of Mauldin and Jenkins presented the Fiscal Year 2015 audit to commissioners first at a work session on Monday and then later at the city commission’s regular meeting. He said the city had a clean audit and overall strong […]

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Toccoa Commissioners Handle 2016 Appointments

Toccoa City Commissioners take care of a number of yearly appointments. Monday, the city commission started 2016 by ratifying the choice of Evan Hellenga as Mayor and Jeanette Jamieson as Vice-Mayor. Commissioners chose those two to serve in the rotating posts at their last meeting. Also, city commissioners unanimously voted to re-appoint Billy Morse as City Manager, Fredda Wheeler as […]

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