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


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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Hospital Announces Christmas Card Contest Winner


Stephens County Hospital is getting ready for the holiday season. Thursday, Hospital officials went to Toccoa Elementary School to award this year’s winner of the hospital’s annual Christmas Card contest. Toccoa Elementary School fourth grader Lilly Kate Farrar won this year’s contest, meaning her drawing will be on the front of the Christmas card sent out by Stephens County Hospital. […]

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