Drought Continues to Worsen

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Drought conditions are worsening across northeast Georgia. On Thursday, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division declared a Level One Drought Response for Stephens and Franklin counties. This came on the same day that Stephens and Franklin counties moved into “exceptional drought” status on the U.S. Drought Monitor, the most severe level of drought on that scale. Under a Level One Drought […]

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TFC Organizing Drive to Help Firefighters

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Toccoa Falls College is doing its part to help those fighting wildfires in north Georgia, western North Carolina, and surrounding areas. The school’s Student Affairs department has organized a supply drive for emergency responders and others involved in the firefighting efforts. School officials said that with a need so close to home, the students of TFC wanted to show their […]

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Woods Fire Cause Under Investigation

The cause of a woods fire in Toccoa earlier this week remains under investigation. Crews from multiple fire departments responded to an area off of Prather Bridge Road, near the Falls Park Apartments, for a fire Tuesday evening. Toccoa Fire Chief Tommy Ayers said that crews from both Toccoa fire stations were on the scene, as were crews from the […]

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Currahee Club Hosts Holiday Market Saturday

The Currahee Club in Stephens County is once again hosting a holiday market this weekend. On Saturday, the Currahee Club will host its 3rd annual holiday market on the lawn at the club’s Amenities Campus. The event is free to attend and open to the public. Currahee Club Community Manager Anne Shurley said that the club is partnering with the […]

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Basketball Season Starts for 7th, 8th Grade Girls at SCMS

Middle school girls basketball season is underway. Stephens County’s 8th grade girls won on Thursday over Jefferson, 41-25. Tynajiah Eades led the Lady Rebels with 13 points, while Kiki Howard and Breanna Taylor each scored eight points. Savana Broska had five points and Renajah Verdell had four points. Meanwhile, the Stephens County 7th grade girls won over Jefferson Thursday, 22-13. […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Passes Burn Ban Resolution

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Stephens County Commissioners institute a ban on outdoor burning in the county until further notice. At a called meeting on Wednesday, the Stephens County Commission unanimously approved the burn ban resolution. Reading the resolution aloud, Stephens County Commission Chairman Dennis Bell said that the ban applies to all outdoor burning. “This ban applies to all outdoor open flames of any […]

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Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest

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A Stephens County man is facing charges after a traffic stop last week. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, it started when one of his deputies was on routine patrol last Friday night. Shirley said the deputy was on Brookhaven Circle when he noticed a suspicious vehicle parked on the side of the road. He went on to say […]

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