Police Blotter

A Big A Road business reported a burglary this week to police. According to a report on file with the Toccoa Police Department, the manager of the business told an officer that when she opened for business on Monday, about $90 was missing from the store. Meanwhile, a South Pond Street resident also reported a burglary to police. The woman […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital Authority Approves FY 15 Budget

The Stephens County Hospital Authority approves a Fiscal Year 2015 budget for the hospital. Authority members unanimously approved that budget at their regular meeting on Monday. Stephens County Hospital’s Fiscal Year runs from October 1 through September 30. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said the budget does include a 3.5 percent rate increase at the hospital. However, Gambrell said that 3.5 […]

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Vogel Challenging Collins for House Seat

A Madison County resident is making a run this Fall against incumbent U.S. Representative Doug Collins for the Hall County Republican’s 9th District seat. Dr. David Vogel has worked in public school education, along with teaching medical students and conducting medical research, and is now running as the Democratic candidate for the 9th U.S. House district representing northeast Georgia. Vogel […]

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Collins Delivers Weekly GOP Address

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins delivers the weekly Republican address. Collins was tabbed to deliver the weekly party statement on Saturday. In his statement, Collins talked about a recent meeting with constituents in Blue Ridge and then criticized the U.S. Senate. In text of the address released by House Speaker John Boehner’s office, Collins talked about what he calls […]

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SCHS Volleyball Opens Inaugural Season

The Stephens County High School Lady Indian volleyball team starts its inaugural season off on a winning note. Last Saturday, the Lady Indians took part in a Junior Varsity volleyball tournament at Eastside High School in Covington. Saturday marked the first competitive tournament action for the Stephens County Lady Indian volleyball team, which is playing its first season this year. […]

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Indians Handle Habersham in Scrimmage

The Stephens County Indian football team will now turn its attention to the regular season. Friday, the Indians defeated Habersham Central 35-28 in a pre-season scrimmage game in Mt. Airy. Stephens County Head Coach Frank Barden said the Indians did a lot of good things, especially coming out after halftime, and can take a lot away from the scrimmage. “We […]

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