NGTC Photography Instructor Wins Award

North Georgia Technical College Photography Instructor Jeff Gulle receives another honor. Gulle was named Photographer of the Year for an unprecedented fourth time at the recent Georgia Professional Photographers Association annual convention and print competition recently held at Jekyll Island. Also, Gulle received ten other awards including the Kodak Gallery Award, Lexjet Sunset Award, American Society of Photographers Award and […]

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Firearms Deer Season Starts Saturday

Firearms deer season starts on Saturday in Georgia. Last year, over 302,000 hunters harvested nearly 300,000 deer in the state. For hunters going out this year, there is something new they need to keep in mind. Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Biologist Kevin Lowery said that new program hunters in the state are using is called the “Georgia Game […]

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Indians, Warriors Battle Tonight in Toccoa

Stephens County hosts Oconee County tonight in key region contest. Both teams enter tonight’s game 6-1 overall and 2-0 in region play. Last week, Stephens County beat Madison County, 34-7, while Oconee County came from behind to beat St. Pius, 20-16. The Indians and Warriors are two of the three teams tied for first place in Region 8-AAAA. The third […]

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Rivers Alive Cleanup Saturday

A yearly event taking place this weekend will focus on cleaning up the waterways of Stephens County. The annual “Rivers Alive” clean-up takes place on Saturday in Stephens County from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful Executive Director Linda Scofield said this year, they are focusing on two different areas for their clean-up efforts instead of one. […]

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Drought Conditions Now Extreme in Stephens Co.

Extreme drought is returning to Stephens County. That is according to the latest report from the U.S. Drought Monitor that came out Thursday. In the past week, almost all of Stephens County, Habersham County, Rabun County, and Banks County, along with the northern half of Franklin County all went from severe to extreme drought. Extreme drought is the second most […]

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Early Voting Off to Fast Start

Early voting turnout has been incredibly heavy so far. That is according to Stephens County Registrar Bill Cochran. He said that he is very pleased with how the first three days of early voting have gone for the November election. According to Cochran, 13 percent of the active voters have already voted, including more than 1200 on the machines and […]

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