Cleveland Ready for U.S. Army All-American Bowl

Stephens County’s Ben Cleveland is getting ready to showcase his football abilities in front of a national audience this weekend. On Saturday, Cleveland will be playing in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas. Each year, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl features 90 of the country’s best high school senior football players split into East and West teams. […]

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SCSO Makes Theft Arrest

A Stephens County man faces a charge from authorities after an alleged theft was uncovered by Stephens County Sheriff’s Office deputies. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that deputies discovered the theft while on routine patrol in the Eastanollee area at about 8:30 p.m. on New Year’s Day night. “They had rode through the Eastanollee Livestock (area) and saw some […]

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State Releases Job Tax Credit Tiers

Local economic development officials have said that Stephens County has a more level and competitive playing field this year when it comes to state tax credits. Last month, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs released the 2016 Job Tax Credit Tiers. The tier ranking of a county determines how many jobs a business must create to receive a tax credit, […]

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DHS Renames Problem Solving Court

The Department of Human Services Problem Solving Court program has a new name and the agency plans to assist more parents who are struggling to support their children this year. The Problem Solving Court is now known as Parental Accountability Court. It seeks to reduce the number of Georgians who are incarcerated for nonpayment of child support by helping parents […]

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Bell To Stay Commission Chair in 2016

Stephens County Commissioners choose to stay with Dennis Bell as the board’s chair for another year. At a called meeting on Tuesday, the commission voted unanimously to select Bell as the Chairman for 2016. Bell said he appreciates the board’s confidence in nominating him as the commission chairman for the second straight year. “I am very humbled by the vote […]

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Investigation Continues Into Weekend Hit and Run

Authorities are still investigating a hit and run incident that occurred over the weekend. It happened on New Year’s Day night on Currahee Street in Toccoa. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that a vehicle crossed the center line on Currahee Street and hit another vehicle, causing an accident. Jarrell said the vehicle that crossed the center line then left […]

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