Red Cross Issues Call for Blood Donations

In the aftermath of last month’s winter weather, the American Red Cross is asking for blood donations. The Red Cross said that recent winter weather forced the cancellation of 36 Red Cross blood drives in Georgia, resulting in a shortfall of about 1,372 blood and platelet donations since February 16. Red Cross officials said that all blood types are needed, […]

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Local Veteran Receives Quilt

A local veteran receives a special gift from a national organization. Wednesday, Danny Joe Godfrey of Toccoa received a quilt from the Quilts of Valor organization in a ceremony during the monthly veterans’ coffee at the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room in the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa. Quilts of Valor is a national, non-profit organization that makes and distributes […]

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Indians Fall to Leopards; Split Series

The Stephens County Indians start a five-game road stretch with a loss. Banks County beat the Indians 5-1 Wednesday in Homer in non-region baseball action, behind strong pitching from Dylan Patrick. Starting the game for the Leopards, Patrick went six innings and allowed just one run and five hits, while striking out seven and walking one. Levi Craig pitched the […]

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Interviews To Start Soon In Stephens Co. Hospital Administrator Search

The search for the next Stephens County Hospital Administrator is getting ready to move into the next phase. Members of the Stephens County Hospital Authority’s Personnel Committee met this week to go over the resumes of the people that applied for the position. Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said that the Hospital Authority received about 17 resumes prior to […]

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SCSO Issues 2014 Annual Report

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office releases its annual report for 2014. That report provides statistics in a number of areas for the Sheriff’s Office, as well as listing some of the department’s accomplishments last year and goals for this year. One of the main numbers that stands out in the 2014 report is a 69 percent reduction in the number […]

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Collins Issues Statement on Netanyahu Address

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins is calling Tuesday’s speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a powerful warning to the American people about a potential nuclear deal with Iran. Collins released his statement, after attending Netanyahu’s speech to a joint session of Congress Tuesday. In his statement, Collins says America must not give Iran’s radical leaders, making belligerent statements […]

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Mobile Food Pantry Set for Thursday

A mobile food pantry will visit Stephens County on Thursday to help families in need. It will be Thursday morning in the parking lot of the First United Methodist Church on East Tugalo Street in Toccoa. Food distribution will start at 10 a.m. Thursday and last until the food is gone. The drive is being organized by Neighbors4Neighbors of Stephens […]

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SCMS Baseball Starts Season

The Stephens County Middle School baseball team has its season underway. Weather delays have meant that the Rebels have played just one game so far. That was last Friday at Hart County, when Stephens County beat Hart County 13-3 in five innings. The Rebels scored 7 runs in the second inning and 6 runs in the third inning to build […]

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