Pre-K Registration Underway

Pre-K registration is underway in Stephens County. It runs through March 25. Documents needed to complete registration include a certified copy of birth certificate, social security card, Immunization on GA Form 3231, and proof of residency. The child must be four years of age on or before September 1 to register for Pre-K. Pre-K classes are determined by lottery and […]

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Man Charged Under Gang Statute in Toccoa

A Toccoa man faces drug and other charges after a search warrant and investigation in Toccoa. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, suspicion of drug activity that police uncovered through another investigation the department was working led officers to a Poplar Street residence. Jarrell said that on February 9, police executed a search warrant at the home on the […]

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Fire Station Buildings Almost Complete

Work is almost done on three new fire station buildings in Stephens County to increase coverage. Stephens County is using SPLOST VI money to build stations on North Holcomb Drive and Red Bluff Road to provide more coverage to the Big Smith Fire Department, and Black Mountain Road to provide more coverage to the Shiloh Fire Department. County Administrator Phyllis […]

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New Equipment Helping Extend Road Life

Stephens County is using a new piece of equipment to help extend the life of its roadways where possible. Last month, the county announced that it had received and started to use its new crack sealing machine. Road Department crews started using the machine on Dick’s Hill Parkway first. According to County Administrator Phyllis Ayers, the machine has worked very […]

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Francine Reed Concert Tonight in Toccoa

A Georgia Music Hall of Fame singer will appear in Toccoa tonight. Francine Reed will perform at the Schaefer Center this evening in downtown Toccoa. Reed’s concert marks the final event in the city’s month long “Flames Fest” event that has paid honor and tribute to the Famous Flames. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said that the city […]

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Indians Fall to Hart in Baseball

A five-run first inning helped the Hart County Bulldogs defeat the Stephens County Indians on Wednesday at the Reservation, 6-2. The Bulldogs sent 11 men to the plate in the top of the first to give the visitors a 5-0 lead before Stephens County reached the plate for its first at-bat. Kooper Briley did hit the Indians’ first home run […]

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SCHS Tennis Beat Habersham Central

On Wednesday, March 2, the SCHS tennis teams hosted non-region rival Habersham Central. The Lady Indians won by a match score of 3-2. Seniors Sarah Whitworth and Kasey Crunkleton won their singles contests and Tiffany Vu and Hannah Pruitt won #1 doubles to clinch the victory for the girls’ team. The boys’ team swept all 3 singles and took #1 […]

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Inmate Death Investigation Ongoing

The GBI said Wednesday the investigation into an inmate death at the Stephens County Jail last week is ongoing. While conducting a cell check last Friday afternoon, Stephens County jailers found 24-year-old inmate Barry J. Mullinax, of the Liberty/Easley, South Carolina area unresponsive in a single person cell. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said Mullinax was found with a piece […]

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