Indians Start Football Playoffs Tonight

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The second season starts tonight for the Stephens County High School football team. Stephens County will host Carrollton tonight in the first-round of the state AAAA football playoffs. The Indians enter the playoffs as the second seed out of Region 8-AAAA. Stephens County is 8-2 overall on the season and finished 6-1 in region play after losing to Buford last […]

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Hospital Announces Christmas Card Contest Winner

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Stephens County Hospital is getting ready for the holiday season. Thursday, Hospital officials went to Toccoa Elementary School to award this year’s winner of the hospital’s annual Christmas Card contest. Toccoa Elementary School fourth grader Lilly Kate Farrar won this year’s contest, meaning her drawing will be on the front of the Christmas card sent out by Stephens County Hospital. […]

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SCHS Girls Basketball Coach Resigns

Stephens County High School girls’ basketball coach Anthony Daniel has resigned from the school system. Daniel turned his resignation in this week and the Stephens County Board of Education approved that resignation at a work session and called meeting Thursday. No other information is available at this time. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Wilkinson Receives Award

50th District State Senator John Wilkinson receives a special honor. Wilkinson recently was awarded the 2015 Award for Legislative Advocacy by the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council. Officials said he was chosen for this honor in recognition of Senate Bill 274, which promotes the history of Georgia agriculture within the Capitol Museum at the Georgia State Capitol. SB 274, signed […]

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Red Cross Introduces RapidPass

American Red Cross blood and platelet donors can now help save lives in less time by using the new Red Cross RapidPass online health history system. The Red Cross says that RapidPass streamlines the donation experience by allowing donors to complete pre-donation reading and health history questions online from the convenience of a computer at home or work. According to […]

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Veterans Day Marked in Stephens County

Stephens County honors Veterans Day. The county’s annual observance took place Wednesday at the VFW Post on West Savannah Street in Toccoa. Organizers moved the ceremony inside because recent rains made the courthouse lawn too soft to support folding chairs for the program. Speaking Wednesday was Stephens County High School JROTC Commander David Priatko. He said his focus is not […]

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Stephens Co. Property Taxes Are Due

The deadline to pay Stephens County property taxes is coming up. For those who have not paid yet, Stephens County Tax Commissioner Dene Hicks said that the deadline to pay county property taxes is this Sunday, November 15. “Just in-house payments on Monday will be without interest,” said Hicks. She explained that payments by mail must be postmarked on Sunday […]

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Former Tax Commissioner Honored With Plaque

Stephens County is taking time to honor a former elected official. On Tuesday, the Stephens County Commission accepted a plaque honoring former Tax Commissioner Elizabeth Camp Williams. That plaque will hang in the Stephens County Government Building and the county has dedicated the seating in the Stephens County Government Building to Williams’ memory. Stephens County Commission Chair Dennis Bell said […]

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Toccoa Woman Faces Forgery, Fraud Charges

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said a Toccoa woman is facing charges after allegedly stealing someone’s personal information. The sheriff said Samantha Nicolette Chastain, age unknown, of Highway 184 in Toccoa, was arrested and charged with 10 counts of Felony Financial Identity Fraud and Felony Forgery in the First Degree. Shirley said the report indicates Chastain fraudulently obtained and used […]

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