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Collins’ ‘Sue and Settle’ Legislation Passes U.S. House

March 3, 2014

The first bill introduced in Congress by 9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins passes the House of Representatives. The House of Representatives this week passed House Resolution 1493, known as the Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act. Collins’ office said the bill was packaged with three other pieces of legislation aimed at stopping...

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Oconee Bank Acquiring Stephens Federal

February 28, 2014

A major change is coming to the banking world in Stephens County. A press release Thursday announced that Oconee Federal Financial Corporation had reached an agreement to acquire Stephens Federal Bank. Oconee Federal Financial Corporation is the holding company for Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association. The banks expect to complete the merger later...

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Frank Barden Named New Football Coach At SCHS

February 28, 2014

Frank Barden is returning to Stephens County High School to take over the Indian football program. The former SCHS assistant football coach was named head football coach and athletic director at Stephens County High School at a called Board of Education meeting Thursday. The vote was unanimous by the board, save for Tony Crunkleton,...

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Kaup to Serve as Stephens Co. Interim School Superintendent

February 28, 2014

With the search for a new Stephens County School Superintendent taking longer than expected, the school system will have an interim superintendent until the job is filled permanently. Thursday, the Stephens County Board of Education unanimously voted to appoint Assistant Superintendent Jason Kaup as the Interim Superintendent effective on April 1. Current School Superintendent...

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Toccoa to Mark Arbor Day Today

February 28, 2014

Toccoa will celebrate Arbor Day at an event later today. The city’s Arbor Day ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. today at the Boys’ and Girls’ Club on Whitman Street in Toccoa. This year’s ceremony will include the children from the Boys’ and Girls’ Club, said organizers. Also, Toccoa Mayor Gail Fry and Keep...

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SCMS Baseball Season Underway

February 28, 2014

The Stephens County Middle School baseball team is off to a good start in its new season. First, the Rebels defeated Elbert County last Friday by a score of 23-0. Then last Saturady, the Rebels swept Rabun County in a doubleheader, winning the games by scores of 4-0 and 7-0 respectively. Tuesday, the Rebels...

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Toccoa Talks Utilities At Work Session

February 27, 2014

The city of Toccoa continues to move forward on a number of different utility-related issues. City commissioners discussed those topics at a work session on Monday afternoon. One of the main topics commissioners discussed was the development of the city’s efforts in the area of compressed natural gas with vehicles. Toccoa City Manager Billy...

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Dogs Rescued from Retention Pond

February 27, 2014

Toccoa-Stephens County Animal Control and Humane Shelter staff rescue a group of animals from an empty retention pond. Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said it happened on Monday in the Eastanollee community when they received a call about dogs that were in the empty retention area. “We got a call there were nine dogs in...

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Barden To Be Recommended as Next SCHS Football Coach Today

February 27, 2014

The Stephens County Board of Education will vote this morning on hiring Frank Barden as the next football coach at Stephens County High School. The school board is set to meet at 8:30 a.m. today at the Stephens County School System Administrative Offices. Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten said that she will present...

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Shirley Receives National Sheriffs’ Association Appointments

February 27, 2014
Shirley Receives National Sheriffs’ Association Appointments

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley will serve on some national committees as part of his involvement in the National Sheriff’s Association. During the recent National Sheriff’s Association Conference in Washington, D.C., Shirley was appointed to serve on the Homeland Security Board and the National Juvenile Justice and Youth Committee. Shirley said that this is...

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