Indians “Fense” In Bulldogs

The Stephens County Indians defeated the Hart County Bulldogs Friday night in Hartwell, 23 to 6. The Indians’ offense did not score, but a safety and two turnovers returned for touchdowns along with a punt return for a touchdown accounted for Stephens County’s scoring. Hart County’s only score came on their first possession of the game on a 70-yard touchdown […]

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Stephens Co. Unemployment Drops in August

Stephens County sees a drop in its unemployment rate in August. According to figures released on Thursday by the Georgia Department of Labor, Stephens County had a preliminary unemployment rate for August of 5.9 percent. That is seven-tenths of a percentage point lower than July’s revised rate of 6.6 percent and four-tenths of a percentage point lower than the August […]

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March of Dimes 5K Set for Saturday

A run this weekend in Stephens County will benefit the March of Dimes. The March of Dimes for Stephens County and Franklin County is hosting the “Superhero 5K Run/Walk” on Saturday. This is the organization’s annual local fundraiser for the March of Dimes. Leon Womack is with the local March of Dimes. He said there will be the 5k and […]

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Indians Face Hart in Football Tonight

Stephens County wraps up non-region football play tonight on the road. This evening, the Indians head to Hartwell to take on the Hart County Bulldogs. The Indians are 3-1 on the season after last week’s 27-7 win over Habersham Central at home in Toccoa. Meanwhile, Hart County is still searching for its first win of the year. The Bulldogs are […]

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Hart Co. Industry Announcing Expansion

A Hart County industry will expand and create 50 new full-time jobs within the next five years. The Georgia Department of Economic Development has announced Ritz Instrument Transformers will expand its current operations in Hart County, investing $8 million. State officials said the planned expansion represents a 50 percent increase of its current workforce. Ritz was founded in Hamburg, Germany […]

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Saturday is National Hunting and Fishing Day

Georgia will again mark National Hunting and Fishing Day this coming weekend. It is set for Saturday, September 24 and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division says that on this day, there will be a number of different free events around the state. Events offered in Georgia will include kids’ fishing events and Outdoor Adventure Days with […]

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Four Arrested After Allegedly Fighting With Authorities

Four people face charges after allegedly engaging in a fight with Stephens County Sheriff’s Office deputies who found drugs when responding to their apartment. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said last Friday at about 2:30 p.m., deputies were dispatched to a residence at Fernpoint Apartments in reference to a physical domestic dispute that was reportedly in progress. “When deputies arrived, […]

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