SCMS Boys Split With Elbert Co.

The Stephens County 7th grade boys basketball team drops another close game. On Monday evening, the Rebels lost to Elbert County, 50-41. Darrell Hampton led the 7th grade Rebel boys with 21 points. Zatorian Lacy added 10 points for Stephens County. Trey Burton led Elbert with 21 points. Stephens County was only down by two entering the fourth quarter, but […]

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State Updates Ready Georgia App

The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency has updated its “Ready Georgia” mobile app. Available for both iOS and Android devices, the app has an entirely new user interface as well as features designed to help Georgia residents take steps to stay safe before, during and after emergencies. GEMHSA said with the redesign, users will recognize core capabilities from […]

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Roach Retiring From NGTC Currahee Campus

North Georgia Technical College Currahee Campus Director Greg Roach is retiring. The school held a retirement party for Roach on Monday at the Currahee Campus. Roach is stepping down as of the end of the month after serving in that role since September 2009. He said it has been a fun seven years. “I have been blessed to work with […]

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Habersham Co. Traffic Stop Leads to Two Arrests

A traffic stop in Habersham County leads to two drug arrests. This past Saturday, Habersham County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office agents intercepted a delivery of suspected methamphetamine. The drug task force said that just after midnight on Saturday, Habersham County deputies observed a 2006 Infiniti G35 on Georgia Highway 365 North. According to drug agents, […]

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Toccoa Downtown Storefront Window Contest Underway

Main Street Toccoa is once again inviting people to vote in this year’s Christmas storefront window competition downtown. According to Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby, voting is taking place from now through December 31. “We invite people to come down and just look at all of the beautiful storefronts in the downtown,” said Crosby. “Each one is very unique […]

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SCHS Puts Two On All-Region Cheer Team

Two Stephens County High School competition cheerleaders receive recognition at the region level. Monday, the Region 8-AAAA competition cheerleading team was announced. Earning all-region honors from Stephens County were McKinley Bennett and Mallorie Colwell. Region 8-AAAA competition cheerleading champion North Oconee led all schools in the region with eight representatives on the all-region team. St. Pius had six and Jefferson […]

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SCMS Girls Hoops Teams Sweep Elbert Co.

The Stephens County Middle School girls’ basketball teams pick up two more wins. In the 7th grade game Monday, Stephens County beat Elbert County, 23-2. Manisha Colbert scored 10 points and Kayla Smith added eight points. Moving to the 8th grade girls’ game, Stephens County beat Elbert County, 45-5. Tynajiah Eades scored 15 points to lead the Stephens County 8th […]

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Toccoa Christmas Parade Winners Announced

The winners are in for this year’s Toccoa Christmas Parade. This year’s parade took place Saturday afternoon in downtown Toccoa. Winning the award for the Best Overall was the Toccoa City Commission. The award for Best School went to the Stephens County High School JROTC. This year’s Best Church or Civic Group award went to Gateway Community Church. Finally, Best […]

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Rain Helping, But Not Ending Drought

The National Weather Service says that recent rains are making a dent in, but not ending, the ongoing drought in northeast Georgia. Last week, Stephens County saw well over two inches of rain and more has fallen Sunday into today with more in the forecast for Tuesday. Lauren Visin is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Greenville-Spartanburg. […]

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