All Clear After SCMS Lockdown, Officials Say

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said a lockdown did occur at Stephens County Middle School Thursday morning while an investigation was performed into what the sheriff said authorities determined to be an unfounded message that was posted on Facebook. Shirley said that a posting that was allegedly made Wednesday evening was said to be viewed by some other children who […]

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NFPA Offers Fire Safety Tips

The holiday season means lights and decorations throughout the home, which can pose risks if people are not careful. This year, the National Fire Protection Association is again running “Project Holiday,” the organization’s holiday fire safety campaign. According to the National Fire Protection Association, Christmas trees, candles, and cooking all contribute to an increased number of fires in the home […]

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GSP Appoints New Troop B Commander

An Oconee County, Georgia man is the new Troop Commander for Georgia State Patrol Troop B, which includes Stephens County. This week, Georgia Department of Public Safety Commissioner Colonel Mark McDonough announced the appointment of Captain Allen Marlowe to that post effective as of December 1. In his new position, Captain Marlowe will oversee the operations of the Georgia State […]

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SCHS Wrestling Wins Two Dual Meets

Stephens County picks up a pair of dual meet wrestling wins. Tuesday, the Indian wrestlers faced both Rabun County and East Hall. First, the Indians beat Rabun County, 54-27. Winners for Stephens County against Rabun County were Lee Massey, Brooks McLaughlin, Jake Murray, Javon Jones, Nikko Beady, Jay Stowe, Tracy Lowery, Walker Herron, and Abe Cruz. Then, the Indians edged […]

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SCMS Basketball Update

Stephens County Middle School basketball faced Hart County on Tuesday. In 7th grade boys, the Rebels lost to Hart by a 50-41 score. Kenny Colwell had 16 points to lead the Rebels while Malachi Colbert had seven points and Gamarion Carter had six points. Moving to 7th grade girls, Stephens County beat Hart, 35-22. Tynajiah Eades scored 14 points and […]

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County To Move Forward On Partial Road Abandonment

Stephens County will begin the abandonment process for part of Camp Mikell Road. On Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners voted unanimously to authorize staff to begin moving forward with the road abandonment process for part of Camp Mikell Road that begins at a creek that does not have a bridge over it and continues onto Forest Service property. Stephens County Administrator […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Approves Re-Zoning Request

Stephens County approves a re-zoning request for a local property. Tuesday, the county commission unanimously approved a re-zoning request from Dwayne Smith on Leatherwood Road. Smith wanted his property re-zoned from Residential Single Family to Agriculture General/Residential in order to allow farming and a possible nursery on the property. According to Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers, this particular property sits […]

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