New Year’s Holiday Traffic Update

Final numbers are not yet in from state authorities for the New Year’s holiday travel weekend in Georgia. As of the last report, which came at 6 p.m. Monday, there had been 10 fatalities on Georgia highways over the New Year’s holiday weekend. That holiday travel period started at 6 p.m. Friday and was to last through midnight Monday for […]

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Two Rescued After Fall From Currahee Mountain

A fall off Currahee Mountain over the weekend leaves one person recovering from substantial injuries. It happened early Saturday morning, according to officials. Dave Shanks with the Stephens County Search and Rescue Team said that they received a call at a little after 8 a.m. Saturday regarding two individuals who had fallen off of Currahee Mountain. Shanks said that one […]

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Collins Taking the “REINS” Act

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins said he is taking over the push to pass a bill that would change how Congress is involved in the nation’s regulatory process. Collins said he plans to re-introduce the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny, or REINS, Act, on January 3 when the 115th Congress is seated. The U.S. House has […]

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New Year’s Holiday Weekend Continuing

The New Year’s Day holiday travel period continues in Georgia. According to the latest numbers from the Georgia Department of Public Safety, six people have been killed so far this New Year’s Day holiday weekend on the roadways. Two of those fatalities reportedly happened in the Gainesville post, while another reportedly took place in the Athens post coverage area. The […]

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SCHS Basketball Wraps Up Play in Christmas Tournament

The Stephens County Indian boys won the Commerce Christmas Classic this week. Stephens County defeated Dawson County, 80-62, in the first game.  Chaz Bridges scored 25 points, Nunu Walker scored 20 points, and De’Undra Singleton added 18 points. Then in the second game, Stephens County defeated Madison County, 74-44.  Against Madison County, Singleton scored 15 points, Ty Nails had 14 […]

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Local Governments Announce Holiday Schedule

Local governments are announcing their schedules for the New Year’s Day holiday. Stephens County government offices and Toccoa City Hall are both closed on Monday, January 2 in observance of the New Year’s Day holiday. In the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recyclables scheduled to be picked up on Monday, January 2 will be picked up on Tuesday, […]

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Law Enforcement Ready for Holiday Weekend

Local and state law enforcement agencies are also getting ready for the New Year’s holiday travel period. For law enforcement, the New Year’s holiday travel period will begin at 6 p.m. tonight and end Monday, January 2 at midnight. That is a total of 78 hours. During the New Year’s travel period last year, there were 412 crashes and 235 […]

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