SCMS 8th Grade Girls Win

The Stephens County 8th grade girls’ basketball team picks up another win. Thursday, the 8th grade Lady Rebels beat Hart County, 43-15. Tynajiah Eades led Stephens County with nine points. Four players, Kiki Howard, Ranajah Verdell, Breanna Taylor, and Keke Rucker, each scored six points.

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Gasaway, Wilkinson Preview Legislative Session


Local legislators preview the upcoming legislative session in Atlanta. 28th District State Representative Dan Gasaway and 50th District State Senator John Wilkinson stopped in Toccoa on Thursday to speak to local leaders and citizens about what they expect to see come up during the legislative session that is scheduled to start on Monday. Gasaway said healthcare is one of the […]

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SCSO Announces “Operation Zero Tolerance” Figures

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Final numbers are in for the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office’s participation in Operation Zero Tolerance over the holiday period. The Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, participated in the annual “Operation Zero Tolerance” campaign from December 16, 2016 through January 4, 2017. During “Operation Zero Tolerance,” the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit conducted multiple […]

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Vote Expected Today on Collins’ REINS Act

A vote is scheduled today on a bill re-introduced to Congress by 9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins earlier this week. On Tuesday, Collins introduced H.R. 26, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny, or REINS, Act, in one of the first acts of the 115th Congress. According to Collins, executive agencies can currently unilaterally enact rules that […]

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Red Cross Facing Severe Blood Shortage

Facing a severe winter blood shortage, the American Red Cross is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to make a donation appointment now and help save patient lives. The Red Cross says hectic holiday schedules for many regular blood donors contributed to about 37,000 fewer donations in November and December than what was needed. Also, the Red […]

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