Back to School For Stephens Co. After Holiday

Winter break is over for students in the Stephens County school system. Stephens County students return to the classroom today for their first day of classes since before Christmas. School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said that the school system is ready to go and get started back up. “We are always excited to have the kids back and look forward to […]

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Final Numbers In For Holiday Weekend

Overall, local authorities say there were no major problems over the New Year’s holiday weekend. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell says that his department responded to a few reported burglaries and thefts, as well as a few accidents. Meanwhile, Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said the main incident his office responded to over the weekend was where two people fell […]

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Legislative Preview on Thursday

A Legislative Session Preview coffee is scheduled for this week. 50th District State Senator John Wilkinson and 28th District State Representative Dan Gasaway are scheduled to talk about the upcoming legislative session at an event on Thursday at 8 a.m. Thursday at the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room in Toccoa. The Mitchell Allen Meeting Room is located on Alexander Street at […]

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SCHS Boys Win Sixth Straight in Basketball

The Stephens County Indian boys’ basketball team won its sixth consecutive game Tuesday night as they defeated Rabun County, 92-61, in high school basketball at the Currahee Arena in Toccoa. Stephens County quickly jumped out to a 29-5 lead at the end of the first period and maintained a large lead throughout the game. De’Undre Singleton led all scorers with […]

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SCHS Wrestling Wins Two

Stephens County picks up a pair of wins on the wrestling mat. The Indian wrestling team moved its dual record to 5-3 on the season Tuesday night as the Indians picked up victories over West Hall, 45-30, and Rabun County, 54-24. Gaining victories for the Indians against the Spartans were Lee Massey, Brooks McLaughlin, Cole Simmons, Jay Stowe, Corey Kindel, […]

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NFPA Offers Christmas Tree Removal Tips

As the holidays come to a close, the National Fire Protection Association is strongly encouraging people to remove Christmas trees from their homes promptly after the holiday season. NFPA Vice President of Outreach and Advocacy Lorraine Carli says that Christmas trees are combustible items that become increasingly flammable as they continue to dry out. She says the longer someone keeps […]

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GDOT: Mega Load Set To Move Today

Drivers on a number of northeast Georgia highways will need to be on the lookout for a large load traveling through the region today. The Georgia Department of Transportation says a “mega load” will be making its way through northeast Georgia today. According to DOT Spokesperson Katie Strickland, the “mega load” is a 16-foot wide tractor trailer with over 430,000 […]

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USDA Commends Ga. DFCS for Customer Service Improvements

The United States Department of Agriculture says that the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services has made significant improvements over the past two years over the speed at which the agency processed applications for food assistance. Recently, the USDA lifted a warning against Georgia DFCS about the matter. In a recent letter, the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service commended […]

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