Stephens C&D Landfill Closer to Official Closure

Stephens County’s construction and demolition landfill is one step closer to complete closure. Tuesday, county commissioners unanimously voted to sign the certificate of substantial completion for the landfill to send it off to the state’s Environmental Protection Division. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said this is a major step forward in the process of closing that landfill once and for all. […]

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City Buys Screen, Projector for Schaefer Center

The city of Toccoa continues improvements at the Schaefer Center downtown. Monday, city commissioners voted unanimously to purchase a screen and projector for the facility. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said this will replace the previous policy of leasing the equipment when doing things like showing movies at the Schaefer Center. “We have been renting a smaller inflatable screen, but […]

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SCSO Arrests Four Teens in Parking Lot Theft

Four teenagers face charges after authorities say they allegedly entered vehicles in the student parking lot at Stephens County High School. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says that his office arrested 17-year-old Heidi A. Bolding and 18-year-old Michael Marquez Peoples, both of Gainesville, earlier this month, and charged both with theft by taking. Shirley says that two 16-year-old juveniles were […]

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Oconee, SC Searching For Overdue Boater

Authorities around Lake Hartwell are reportedly searching for an overdue boater. Oconee County, South Carolina Emergency Management Director Scott Krein said the boater was reported over due Wednesday night at the Hartwell State Park on Lake Hartwell in Oconee County Krein said Oconee County Emergency Services assisted in a large area water and shore search along with the Oconee County […]

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Wilbros Appeals Administrative Law Judge’s Ruling Upholding EPD Order

Wilbros is appealing the decision of a state administrative law judge upholding the decision of the state’s Environmental Protection Division to revoke the Rose Lane facility’s solid waste and wastewater discharge permits and close it down. The appeal was filed by Wilbros this week in Fulton County Superior Court. In its appeal, Wilbros cited five reasons it feels the ruling […]

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County Road Prioritization List Approved

Stephens County Commissioners set their road priorities for SPLOST VI. The county commission on Tuesday approved a road prioritization list for SPLOST VI monies that are being collected to spend on roads. The list approved Tuesday represents the roads that will be worked on using the $9.3 million in SPLOST VI and state money set aside for roads that Stephens […]

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Indian Boys Fall in Region Quarters to Knights

The Stephens County Indian boys’ basketball season ends in the Region 8-AAAA quarterfinals. Top-seeded Johnson used a big third quarter to pull away and beat the Indians Tuesday night at Johnson, 71-50. Leading by seven at the half, Johnson outscored Stephens County 32-14 in the third quarter. Tay Jones led Stephens County with 14 points and Deandre Singleton had 11 points. […]

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