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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Details Released in Fatal Accident

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley identifies the victim in Thursday morning’s fatal accident in Stephens County. On Thursday afternoon, the sheriff identified the victim as 18-year-old Michael Dustin Hill of Toccoa. The accident occurred at about 2:50 a.m. on Combs Avenue in Martin. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, a 2000 gold Ford Ranger was traveling […]

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SCDA Passes Inducement Resolutions

The Stephens County Development Authority passes resolutions to help try to encourage a pair of projects to invest in Stephens County. Last week, the Development Authority approved inducement resolutions for industrial revenue bonds for two unnamed projects. Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin said inducement resolutions are a tool that communities use to encourage companies to continue to […]

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SCDA Starts 2017

The Stephens County Development Authority welcomes two new members for the upcoming year. At its meeting last week, the Development Authority board welcomed both Toccoa Mayor Jeanette Jamieson and Stephens County Commission Chair Debbie Whitlock to the board for 2017. Both the Mayor of Toccoa and Stephens County Board of Commissioners Chair hold permanent seats on the Development Authority and […]

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