SCHS Wrestlers Recognized in Publication

Two Stephens County High School wrestlers are on an all-state team heading into the start of wrestling season later this year. The Down Under Sports Association has recently announced its Georgia 2017 Pre-season All-State team. Seniors Corey Kindel and Jay Stowe from Stephens County were both named to the team. Both Kindel and Stowe were state tournament qualifiers last year. […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital Reporting $4 Million Loss

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Stephens County Hospital says it lost an estimated $4.2 million in the fiscal year that just ended. Members of the Stephens County Hospital Authority met with Stephens County Commissioners Dean Scarborough and Stanley London, along with Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers on Tuesday to discuss the hospital’s financial state. The hospital’s fiscal year ended on Friday. Stephens County Hospital Authority […]

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Solar Panels Being Added to Stephens Co. Site

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More solar panels are going up on land off of Turner Road in Stephens County. According to Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin, United Renewable Energy is putting up a third solar project on the land it first leased, then bought from the Stephens County Development Authority. Martin says the expectation is that the new solar panels will […]

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Humane Shelter Helps Rescue Hall Co. Dogs

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The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter works with regional partners to help rescue a number of dogs in another county. Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said that the Toccoa shelter recently worked with the Atlanta Humane Society on the rescue of 48 Shelties from a Hall County breeder who could no longer care for the dogs. “I got a call from a […]

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Kemp Reports Weekend Issue With Online Voter Registration

The Georgia Secretary of State’s Office says there were issues with the state’s online voter registration system over the weekend. According to a statement from Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, a technology provider for the Department of Driver Services attempted unsuccessfully to update a security certificate on Friday, causing some users of the Georgia Online Voter Registration System to […]

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SCHS Softball Starts Region Tourney

Stephens County splits a pair of games in the Region 8-AAAA softball tournament. On Tuesday, the Lady Indians started play in the tournament by defeating Madison County, 4-0. Emma Whitfield pitched seven innings of shutout ball to notch the win, allowing just two hits and striking out eight. At the plate against Madison, the Lady Indians were led by Brynn […]

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Flu Vaccines Now Available in Stephens Co.

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Fall is here, which means flu season is arriving in Georgia. According to the Center for Disease Control, flu season typically lasts from October to May in the United States, but can occur at any time. Georgia District Two Public Health Spokesman Dave Palmer said that means now is a good time for residents to get that flu shot. “Looking […]

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Harvest Festival Approaching in Toccoa

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An annual Autumn tradition in Toccoa is now less than a month away. The 40th annual Toccoa Harvest Festival is set for Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30 in downtown Toccoa. Each year, the Harvest Festival typically draws more than 150 vendors to downtown Toccoa. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said there is still time for vendors […]

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SCHS Softball Entering Postseason

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The Stephens County High School softball team is getting ready for its postseason to start today in the Region 8-AAAA tournament. Today at 2 p.m., the Lady Indians will play Madison County at Jefferson in the semi-finals. This season, Stephens County went 18-2 overall and 8-2 in the region, which was good enough to earn second place in the region […]

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Meeting on Proposed State Constitutional Amendment Tonight

There will be a town hall meeting tonight at the Toccoa-Stephens County Boys’ and Girls’ Club on one of the proposed state constitutional amendment questions on this November’s general election ballot. The town hall will be about the first question on the ballot, called the Opportunity School District amendment. According to the ballot, the question asks voters to decide, “Shall […]

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