County Job Tax Credit Tiers Released By State

New state guidelines are changing the state job tax credits that Stephens County businesses might be eligible for moving forward. Recently, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs released its county job tax credit tiers for 2017. In that release, Stephens County went from a Tier 2 county to a Tier 3 county. The tier ranking of a county determines how […]

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BBB Offers Tips For Those Considering Work-At-Home Opportunities

The Better Business Bureau is alerting consumers looking to supplement their income with work-at-home opportunities to be careful. According to the BBB, these offers often peak after the holidays and appeal to people looking for extra income to reduce a debt burden and while there are legitimate work-at-home offers, the real opportunities require experience, do not make outlandish claims about […]

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Stephens Co. Preparing for E-SPLOST Election

Stephens County voters will be heading to the polls this Spring for another election. In March, voters in Stephens County will decide whether or not to continue to one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for Education by approving a renewed E-SPLOST. Stephens County school system officials are proposing that a newly renewed E-SPLOST, if approved by voters, focus on […]

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Indian Football Holds Awards Banquet

Stephens County High School recognizes this year’s football team. Last Thursday night, Stephens County High School held its annual Football Banquet at the High School Cafeteria and Tugaloo Center for the Performing Arts. Indians’ Head Coach Frank Barden said these nights always stir up mixed emotions. “It is always a joyful time, a wonderful time to recognize these kids, but […]

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SCMS Basketball Update

The season comes to a close for the Stephens County Middle School 8th grade boys’ basketball team. Saturday in Elberton, the 8th grade Rebel boys lost to Madison County, 48-24. Kenny Colwell scored six points for the 8th grade boys and Ian Rumsey scored five points. The 8th grade Rebel boys entered the tournament as the third seed after finishing […]

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Wet Weekend in Stephens Co.

There is a chance of more showers today after a wet and stormy weekend in northeast Georgia. Storms moved through Stephens County and the region over the weekend, dumping heavy rain and bringing some high winds. Between 7 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. Sunday, downtown Toccoa received 1.52 inches of rain. Then, another .65 inches of rain was recorded at […]

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DOT To Work On I-85 in Franklin Co.

The Georgia Department of Transportation said it will be doing some road work this week on Interstate 85 in Franklin County. According to the DOT, contractors with the agency will be installing new Weigh-in-Motion Equipment on I-85 near Lavonia. DOT officials said that alternating single lane closures will be necessary to complete this work. The DOT said the work will […]

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