Fire Station Buildings Almost Complete

Work is almost done on three new fire station buildings in Stephens County to increase coverage. Stephens County is using SPLOST VI money to build stations on North Holcomb Drive and Red Bluff Road to provide more coverage to the Big Smith Fire Department, and Black Mountain Road to provide more coverage to the Shiloh Fire Department. County Administrator Phyllis […]

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New Equipment Helping Extend Road Life

Stephens County is using a new piece of equipment to help extend the life of its roadways where possible. Last month, the county announced that it had received and started to use its new crack sealing machine. Road Department crews started using the machine on Dick’s Hill Parkway first. According to County Administrator Phyllis Ayers, the machine has worked very […]

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Francine Reed Concert Tonight in Toccoa

A Georgia Music Hall of Fame singer will appear in Toccoa tonight. Francine Reed will perform at the Schaefer Center this evening in downtown Toccoa. Reed’s concert marks the final event in the city’s month long “Flames Fest” event that has paid honor and tribute to the Famous Flames. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said that the city […]

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Indians Fall to Hart in Baseball

A five-run first inning helped the Hart County Bulldogs defeat the Stephens County Indians on Wednesday at the Reservation, 6-2. The Bulldogs sent 11 men to the plate in the top of the first to give the visitors a 5-0 lead before Stephens County reached the plate for its first at-bat. Kooper Briley did hit the Indians’ first home run […]

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SCHS Tennis Beat Habersham Central

On Wednesday, March 2, the SCHS tennis teams hosted non-region rival Habersham Central. The Lady Indians won by a match score of 3-2. Seniors Sarah Whitworth and Kasey Crunkleton won their singles contests and Tiffany Vu and Hannah Pruitt won #1 doubles to clinch the victory for the girls’ team. The boys’ team swept all 3 singles and took #1 […]

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Inmate Death Investigation Ongoing

The GBI said Wednesday the investigation into an inmate death at the Stephens County Jail last week is ongoing. While conducting a cell check last Friday afternoon, Stephens County jailers found 24-year-old inmate Barry J. Mullinax, of the Liberty/Easley, South Carolina area unresponsive in a single person cell. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said Mullinax was found with a piece […]

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Windstream CEO Responds to Collins

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Windstream CEO Tony Thomas said his company is working throughout North and Northeast Georgia to upgrade its Internet and telephone services. Thomas responded Monday to a call from U.S. Congressman Doug Collins to provide specific documentation on what the telecommunications company is doing to improve its products and services to customers in his Ninth […]

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FINAL UNOFFICIAL STEPHENS CO. ELECTION RESULTS

Stephens County voters mirror the state of Georgia in the Presidential Preference Primary. Tuesday, voters in Stephens County chose Donald Trump as the Republican nominee and Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee in Tuesday’s Georgia presidential primary. On the Republican side in Stephens County, Trump received 1726 votes, or 41.46 percent of the vote. Finishing second in Stephens County among […]

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NGTC Clarkesville Campus Re-Opening Today

North Georgia Technical College is reporting that its Clarkesville campus will be back open today on a regular schedule. That is after classes were cancelled there Tuesday due to a water line break and a lack of water on campus. School officials did say that North Georgia Tech’s Clarkesville campus has had water restored, though it is under a boil […]

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Shirley Releases Additional Info on Sunday Chase

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley releases additional information on the chase overnight Sunday and early Monday that involved authorities from both Stephens and Franklin counties. Shirley said it started when a deputy on routine patrol on Rock Creek Road noticed a vehicle approaching that had just one headlight. “He turned around on the vehicle,” said Shirley. “The vehicle pulled into […]

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