Police Blotter

A Toccoa resident recently reported a vehicle theft to authorities. The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Pruitt Drive residence, where a man told a deputy on August 25 that when he went outside to go to work, his car was gone. According to the report, the incident happened between 8 p.m. on August 24 and 3 p.m. on […]

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One NE Ga. Labor Day Traffic Fatality So Far

The Georgia State Patrol is reporting five traffic fatalities so far over the Labor Day holiday travel weekend. An accessnorthga.com report indicates that one of those fatalities was the result of a wreck in Rabun County that is currently under investigation by the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol. The 78-hour Labor Day holiday travel period began at 6 […]

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Indians Tame Lions in Season Opener

The Stephens County Indians start the Frank Barden era with a win. Franklin County scored first, but Stephens County took over from there and beat the Lions, 34-7. Stephens County Head Coach Frank Barden said the win showed a total team effort. “I am just so proud of our kids,” said Barden. “They worked so hard all summer long training. […]

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SCSO Announces Multiple Drug Arrests

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is reporting several arrests related to illegal drugs in the past few weeks. Sheriff Randy Shirley said that his traffic and crime suppression unit has made 24 arrests since the beginning of an operation targeting drug activity in selected areas in Stephens County. Shirley said the areas were chosen both as a result of citizens’ […]

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Indians Open Varsity Football Season Tonight

A new era of Stephens County High School football officially starts tonight. The Indians open the 2014 regular season on the road tonight in Carnesville against the rival Franklin County Lions. Tonight marks the first regular season game for the Indians under new head coach Frank Barden. Stephens County will look to tame the Lions for the fifth straight year […]

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