Reported Structure Fire Friday

Stephens County fire crews responded to a reported structure fire on Friday. It occurred during the morning hours on Cleveland Drive. That is along Lake Hartwell, off of Ridgemore Drive and Holly Springs Road. Also, there were reports of emergency crews responding to an apparent accident over the weekend in the New Hope area of Stephens County.

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Indians Win Homecoming Over Madison Co

  Stephens County picks up a win on Homecoming. The Indians used a big first half to help propel themselves to a 34-7 win over Madison County in Toccoa on Friday night. Quarterback Jackson Bell threw three touchdown passes and ran for another to pace the Stephens County offense. Head Coach Frank Barden said the Indians played a strong, well-balanced […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Gets Facility Update

Stephens County school system staff is still working to put together bids on a couple of purchases involving Stephens County High School. At a work session on Thursday, the Board of Education received a facility update on the high school. Last month, the school board approved for staff to obtain bids on the installation of steps from the parking lot […]

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Family Connection Fundraiser Coming Up This Month

A trivia contest involving both Stephens County students and area adults this month will help raise money for a local organization. Family Connection of Stephens County is hosting the third annual “Are You Smarter than a Stephens County 5th Grader?” competition on October 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Tugaloo Performing Arts Center at Stephens County High School in Toccoa. […]

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Indians Play Madison Co. Tonight on Homecoming

Stephens County returns home tonight looking to pick up another region win on the gridiron. The Indians host Madison County tonight at the Reservation in Toccoa. It is also Homecoming tonight at Stephens County High School. Stephens County is 5-1 overall and 1-0 in Region 8-AAAA after last Friday’s 27-13 win at St. Pius. Meanwhile, Madison County is also 5-1 […]

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Enrollment Up at NGTC

North Georgia Technical College is seeing higher enrollment numbers. The school announced this week that for the Fall Semester, North Georgia Tech saw an increase in numbers for overall total enrollment from all three campuses – Clarkesville, Blairsville and Currahee. North Georgia Technical College said it realized a 6.6 percent increase in students with a total enrollment of 2,843 for […]

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State Marks National Fire Prevention Week

This week is National Fire Prevention Week and Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to encourage everyone to observe the theme of, “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years.” A recent survey conducted by the National Fire Protection Agency revealed that only a small percentage of people know exactly how old their […]

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Toccoa Renews Employee Health Insurance

Toccoa city employees will see an increase in the amount they pay for health insurance next year, though the city will still cover the same percentage of premium costs. On Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners approved the employee health insurance renewal for 2017 based on recommendations from staff. The city will keep current Blue Cross-Blue Shield coverage with the Georgia Municipal […]

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