GSP Appoints New Troop B Commander

An Oconee County, Georgia man is the new Troop Commander for Georgia State Patrol Troop B, which includes Stephens County. This week, Georgia Department of Public Safety Commissioner Colonel Mark McDonough announced the appointment of Captain Allen Marlowe to that post effective as of December 1. In his new position, Captain Marlowe will oversee the operations of the Georgia State […]

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SCHS Wrestling Wins Two Dual Meets

Stephens County picks up a pair of dual meet wrestling wins. Tuesday, the Indian wrestlers faced both Rabun County and East Hall. First, the Indians beat Rabun County, 54-27. Winners for Stephens County against Rabun County were Lee Massey, Brooks McLaughlin, Jake Murray, Javon Jones, Nikko Beady, Jay Stowe, Tracy Lowery, Walker Herron, and Abe Cruz. Then, the Indians edged […]

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SCMS Basketball Update

Stephens County Middle School basketball faced Hart County on Tuesday. In 7th grade boys, the Rebels lost to Hart by a 50-41 score. Kenny Colwell had 16 points to lead the Rebels while Malachi Colbert had seven points and Gamarion Carter had six points. Moving to 7th grade girls, Stephens County beat Hart, 35-22. Tynajiah Eades scored 14 points and […]

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County To Move Forward On Partial Road Abandonment

Stephens County will begin the abandonment process for part of Camp Mikell Road. On Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners voted unanimously to authorize staff to begin moving forward with the road abandonment process for part of Camp Mikell Road that begins at a creek that does not have a bridge over it and continues onto Forest Service property. Stephens County Administrator […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Approves Re-Zoning Request

Stephens County approves a re-zoning request for a local property. Tuesday, the county commission unanimously approved a re-zoning request from Dwayne Smith on Leatherwood Road. Smith wanted his property re-zoned from Residential Single Family to Agriculture General/Residential in order to allow farming and a possible nursery on the property. According to Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers, this particular property sits […]

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NGTC Gets EMS Grant

USDA Grant

North Georgia Technical College receives a grant for EMS training. NGTC was recently awarded a $97,900 Rural Business Development Grant to improve ambulance-based safety and technology training for Emergency Medical Services Program students. Acting NGTC President Mark Ivester said that the grant will fund the purchase of an ambulance and related technology for the emergency medical students to access. In […]

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SCHS Splits With Rabun Co. in Home Hoops


The Stephens County Indian boys’ basketball team picks up its third straight win. Stephens County jumped out to an 11-point first quarter lead and never looked back in beating Rabun County Tuesday night at the Currahee Arena by a 76-66 score. DeUndra Singleton led the Indians with 23 points. Also scoring in double figures for Stephens County was Nunu Walker […]

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SCHS Wrestling Takes 7th In Weekend Tournament

Stephens County High School’s wrestling program brings home numerous top finishes from this past weekend’s King of the Mountain wrestling tournament. Jake Murray won a tournament championship for the Indians at the 138-pound weight class. Meanwhile, two Indians brought home third place finishes. They were Javon Jones at 132 pounds and Jay Stowe at 145 pounds. Also finishing in the […]

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