Indian Basketball Holiday Update


The Stephens County High School basketball teams will start 2016 with a non-region game on Saturday (Jan. 2). Last week, both the Indians and Lady Indians participated in holiday tournaments on Monday through Wednesday. On the boys’ side, the Indians won their tournament in Walhalla, South Carolina, sweeping all three games. In the championship game, the Indians defeated Jackson County […]

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Toccoa Man Arrested for Shoplifting in S.C.

Authorities in South Carolina say a Toccoa man faces shoplifting charges there after an incident over the Christmas holiday. The Oconee County, South Carolina Sheriff’s Office said 42-year-old Alejandro Rodrigues Shropshire of Doyle Street in Toccoa was arrested on Christmas Eve night and charged with Shoplifting. According to Oconee County authorities, deputies there were dispatched to the Belk’s location in […]

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Inert Landfill Set to Close; Large Trash Bins Moving To Road Dept.

Stephens County’s inert landfill is closing to the public today. Today is the final day that the county’s inert landfill will accept waste as it starts the closure process with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. County commissioners made the decision to close the inert landfill as of today last month. According to Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers, closing the county’s […]

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Rickman Sworn In As Judge

Brian Rickman is officially ready to start his service as one of the state’s newest Court of Appeals judges. The now-former Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney was sworn in to his judgeship in Atlanta on Tuesday by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. Rickman’s term officially starts on January 1 and runs through December 31, 2018. The Rabun County resident was one […]

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New Year’s Government Schedule Released

Local governments are announcing their schedules for the New Year’s holiday. Both Toccoa City Hall and Stephens County’s government offices will close Friday in observance of the New Year’s holiday. Meanwhile, the city of Toccoa says that routes for garbage and recycling scheduled to be picked up on Friday, January 1, will be picked up on Monday, January 4. The […]

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