Old Jail Deemed Surplus

The Stephens County Commission declares the old Stephens County Jail as surplus property. County commissioners unanimously passed a motion officially doing that at their meeting last Tuesday. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said the motion also authorizes staff to sell scrap from the demolition of the old jail on Scenic Drive and place the money from those sales in the […]

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NGTC Welcoming New Board of Directors Member

North Georgia Technical College sees a change on its board of directors. At the June Board of Directors meeting, Mark Rasmussen completed his three-year service and was recognized for his contributions. Ron Barden will be stepping up to represent Rabun County on the Board beginning in July. He began board certification training in May and spent some time in a […]

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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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