Collins: Suspend Admission of Syrian Refugees

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins has called on the U.S. government to suspend admission of Syrian refugees along with refugees of other countries ruled by terrorist organizations until a rigorous screening process is put in place. Collins said that while there are an extraordinary number of men, women, and children from the Middle East who are being forced to […]

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SCMS Basketball Opens Season

Stephens County Middle School starts its basketball season. Last Friday, all four middle school teams faced Banks County. The 7th grade girls’ team won 48-26. Tynajiah Eades had 19 points and Breanna Taylor had 18 points for Stephens County, while Lindsay Moore and Ranajah Verdell each had 4 points. The 7th grade boys’ team lost to Banks County, 39-20. Gavin […]

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Martin Provides Update on Local Projects

There is good news regarding industries that have announced their move to Stephens County in recent months. Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin said that progress is being made by both Nifco KTW and Sark Wire. “Nifco KTW is about a month ahead of schedule and Sark Wire is going to turn on its machines for the first […]

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Nobody Hurt in Friday Fire

Nobody is hurt after a fire at a mobile home in Stephens County on Friday. Both the Tates Creek and the Carnes Creek Volunteer Fire Departments were called out to a mobile home on Ayersville Road Friday at about 6:30 a.m. According to Tates Creek Fire Department Chief Stuart Gaines, the home was a total loss due to the fire. […]

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Toccoa Native Leading GEMC

A native of Toccoa is the new head of Georgia EMC. Last week, the Board of Directors for Georgia EMC named Dennis L. Chastain as the association’s next president/CEO. He will succeed A. Paul Wood effective on January 1, 2016. The company says Chastain brings more than 28 years of experience to Georgia EMC, currently serving as senior vice president. […]

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Farm City Week Banquet Held

Local officials hear from a top Senate official at an annual banquet. Gwinnett County State Senator and Senate President Pro Tempore David Shafer spoke at Thursday’s annual Farm City Week Banquet, hosted by the Stephens County Farm Bureau at the Toccoa Falls College Dining Hall. Shafer said he was honored to be speaking before Stephens County’s farm community. He said […]

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Indians Start Football Playoffs Tonight

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The second season starts tonight for the Stephens County High School football team. Stephens County will host Carrollton tonight in the first-round of the state AAAA football playoffs. The Indians enter the playoffs as the second seed out of Region 8-AAAA. Stephens County is 8-2 overall on the season and finished 6-1 in region play after losing to Buford last […]

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