Barden: Football Prep Going Well

As football teams across Georgia enter the state-mandated dead week with no activity this week, Stephens County High School Head Football Coach Frank Barden said preparations for next season are going well. The Indians have worked since June 1 on weightlifting and conditioning. Barden said the month of June has gone very well. “The kids have done a great job […]

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Collins Comments On Recent Supreme Court Rulings

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins has issued statements on two rulings last week by the U.S. Supreme Court. First on the ruling in the case that upheld the health insurance payment subsidies under the Affordable Care Act, Collins said now that the backbone of Obamacare has been upheld, the best option left to Congress, despite voting to repeal or […]

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Little League Update

Little League All-Star baseball and softball continues tonight across northeast Georgia. Toccoa teams are still alive in three of the four ongoing tournaments after two days of play over the weekend. In Danielsville, Toccoa’s 9-10 softball All-Stars play Franklin tonight at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Toccoa 9-10 softball lost to Habersham 6-0. However, the Toccoa 9-10 softball team came back in […]

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Community Prayer Service Remembers Charleston Nine

Stephens County comes together to pray for Charleston, South Carolina. Thursday night, an inter-denominational prayer service to remember the nine worshipers killed last week at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston was held at the First United Methodist Church in Toccoa. First United Methodist Church Senior Minister the Rev. John Brown said the service provided a chance for people of all […]

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May Unemployment Figures Released for Ga. Counties

Preliminary unemployment numbers for the month of May for Stephens County are out. The Georgia Department of Labor released those this week. According to those figures, Stephens County had a preliminary unemployment rate of 6.7 percent for the month of May. That is three-tenths of a percentage point higher than the revised April unemployment rate of 6.4 percent, but a […]

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Little League District Tournaments Getting Underway

A number of Toccoa Little League All-Star teams are scheduled to begin district play this weekend in locations around northeast Georgia. Those teams include 9-10 baseball, 10-11 baseball, 9-10 softball, and Little League softball. Three of Toccoa’s All-Star teams start play Saturday. The 10-11 baseball All-Stars from Toccoa will play Hart at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Lavonia. Meanwhile, both Toccoa’s […]

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County Continues Looking At Road Work

Work continues towards getting the county’s priorities in order when it comes to road repairs this season. On Tuesday, Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers updated commissioners on the list of primary roads for SPLOST VI funds this year. Ayers said that the county is trying to get caught up and moving forward with SPLOST road projects after losing the public […]

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