SCSO Announces “Operation Zero Tolerance” Figures

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Final numbers are in for the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office’s participation in Operation Zero Tolerance over the holiday period. The Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, participated in the annual “Operation Zero Tolerance” campaign from December 16, 2016 through January 4, 2017. During “Operation Zero Tolerance,” the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit conducted multiple […]

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Vote Expected Today on Collins’ REINS Act

A vote is scheduled today on a bill re-introduced to Congress by 9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins earlier this week. On Tuesday, Collins introduced H.R. 26, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny, or REINS, Act, in one of the first acts of the 115th Congress. According to Collins, executive agencies can currently unilaterally enact rules that […]

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Red Cross Facing Severe Blood Shortage

Facing a severe winter blood shortage, the American Red Cross is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to make a donation appointment now and help save patient lives. The Red Cross says hectic holiday schedules for many regular blood donors contributed to about 37,000 fewer donations in November and December than what was needed. Also, the Red […]

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Demmler Selected for Leadership Georgia

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A local resident will be among those going through this year’s Leadership Georgia class. St. Matthias Episcopal Church Rector The Very Reverend Mary Demmler has been chosen for this year’s Leadership Georgia class. Demmler said she is honored to have been chosen in what is a very competitive process. She said this was her third time applying for the statewide […]

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Back to School For Stephens Co. After Holiday

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Winter break is over for students in the Stephens County school system. Stephens County students return to the classroom today for their first day of classes since before Christmas. School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said that the school system is ready to go and get started back up. “We are always excited to have the kids back and look forward to […]

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Final Numbers In For Holiday Weekend

Overall, local authorities say there were no major problems over the New Year’s holiday weekend. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell says that his department responded to a few reported burglaries and thefts, as well as a few accidents. Meanwhile, Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said the main incident his office responded to over the weekend was where two people fell […]

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Legislative Preview on Thursday

A Legislative Session Preview coffee is scheduled for this week. 50th District State Senator John Wilkinson and 28th District State Representative Dan Gasaway are scheduled to talk about the upcoming legislative session at an event on Thursday at 8 a.m. Thursday at the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room in Toccoa. The Mitchell Allen Meeting Room is located on Alexander Street at […]

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SCHS Boys Win Sixth Straight in Basketball

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The Stephens County Indian boys’ basketball team won its sixth consecutive game Tuesday night as they defeated Rabun County, 92-61, in high school basketball at the Currahee Arena in Toccoa. Stephens County quickly jumped out to a 29-5 lead at the end of the first period and maintained a large lead throughout the game. De’Undre Singleton led all scorers with […]

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