REINS Act Passes U.S. House

A bill championed by 9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins is moving on to the Senate. Last week, the House passed H.R. 26, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny, or REINS, Act by a vote of 237-187. The legislation would require that any major rules set forth by executive agencies be approved by both Congress and the […]

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Man Arrested on Multiple Charges In Franklin Co.

By WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said one person was arrested after what authorities called a three-county crime spree. Last Wednesday at about 10 p.m., agents of the North Georgia Drug Task Force and Franklin and Hart County Sheriff’s Office deputies were attempting to serve an outstanding felony warrant for an individual in Franklin Springs. Franklin County […]

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SCMS 8th Grade Girls Win

The Stephens County 8th grade girls’ basketball team picks up another win. Thursday, the 8th grade Lady Rebels beat Hart County, 43-15. Tynajiah Eades led Stephens County with nine points. Four players, Kiki Howard, Ranajah Verdell, Breanna Taylor, and Keke Rucker, each scored six points.

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Gasaway, Wilkinson Preview Legislative Session

Local legislators preview the upcoming legislative session in Atlanta. 28th District State Representative Dan Gasaway and 50th District State Senator John Wilkinson stopped in Toccoa on Thursday to speak to local leaders and citizens about what they expect to see come up during the legislative session that is scheduled to start on Monday. Gasaway said healthcare is one of the […]

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SCSO Announces “Operation Zero Tolerance” Figures

Final numbers are in for the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office’s participation in Operation Zero Tolerance over the holiday period. The Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, participated in the annual “Operation Zero Tolerance” campaign from December 16, 2016 through January 4, 2017. During “Operation Zero Tolerance,” the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit conducted multiple […]

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