Stephens Co. Discuss Road Repairs, Maintenance At Retreat

Stephens County Commissioners talk roads at a retreat. Commissioners met for a retreat on Friday where the first topic on the agenda was roads and SPLOST VI. According to the SPLOST VI intergovernmental agreement approved last year, Stephens County allocated up to $10.4 million of SPLOST VI funds on roads, bridges, and culverts. During Friday’s retreat, Stephens County Public Works […]

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Stephens Co. United Way Campaign Underway

Stephens County kicks off its annual United Way campaign. The campaign kick-off event took place last Tuesday at Gate Cottage on the campus of Toccoa Falls College. Local United Way Campaign Chair Gary Donahue said the goal is to raise $120,000 for the United Way through this year’s campaign. “We raised $118,000 last year,” said Donahue. “We got a good […]

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Indians Shut Out Blue Ridge

The Stephens County Indian football team will head into its bye week on a winning note. Stephens County shut out Blue Ridge, South Carolina Friday night at the Reservation 28-0. Indians’ Head Coach Frank Barden said he is proud of the effort the team showed. “It goes back to Monday through Thursday and the work we put in and it […]

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Middle School Football Wins on Homecoming

Stephens County Middle School football picks up its second straight win. Saturday, the Rebels defeated Madison County at the Reservation 20-6. Jaquarion Scott and Donovan Curry each had touchdown runs for the Rebels. Scott’s 40-yard run put the Rebels ahead 6-0 in the first quarter. He then added the 2-point conversion run to make it 8-0. Gabe White then threw […]

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This is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month and Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is encouraging the state’s residents to take steps now to ensure protection for their family and property in the event of a disaster. Hudgens said the first step is to prepare for the worst by identifying evacuation plans and taking proactive steps to protect property from loss. He said […]

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NGTC Accepting Application For Annual Alumni Awards

The deadline is tomorrow (Sept. 16) for someone to be nominated for the annual North Georgia Technical College Alumni Awards. The North Georgia Tech Alumni Association is inviting people to nominate deserving NGTC graduates and former teachers and staff members for its annual awards. Awards are given in categories including Hall of Fame, Career Achievement, and Young Alumni. North Georgia […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Approves Budget

The Stephens County School System has its budget in place for the current Fiscal Year. Stephens County Board of Education members approved the Fiscal Year 2015 budget unanimously at a meeting Thursday. Fiscal Year 2015 started back on July 1. Since then, the school board has passed monthly spending resolutions to operate while the budget was finalized for this fiscal […]

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Archery Deer Season Starts Saturday

As the seasons transition from summer to autumn, it is time to prepare for a favorite time of year for many hunters. Archery deer season gets underway Saturday in Georgia. Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Officer Craig Fulgum said there are no major changes for hunters headed out this weekend. “The regulations are the same as in prior […]

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Rhythm Academy Celebrates New Location

A local business continues to settle into a new location. The Rhythm Academy Dance Company held a Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting to officially celebrate its new location in downtown Toccoa on Alexander Street. Rhythm Academy Owner Dana Ott said that they still offer all of the same classes and programs in the new location, just around the […]

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