Turkey Hunting Season Starts Saturday

State officials are urging hunters to think safety first when heading out for the start of turkey hunting season this weekend. Turkey hunting season starts on Saturday in Georgia. Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division Wild Turkey Project Coordinator Kevin Lowery said hunters should review and practice safety precautions specific to turkey hunting. “In the turkey world, that […]

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Currahee Lane Bridge In GDOT Pipeline

A bridge in Stephens County closed until it is fixed or replaced is moving through the state’s project timeline. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said the Currahee Lane bridge is currently in the design phase. Last month, Ayers announced that the bridge on Currahee Lane, between the Toccoa By-pass and the intersection of Currahee Lane and Old Carnes Creek Road, […]

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Red Cross Issues Call For Blood

The American Red Cross is issuing a call for type O negative and AB blood donors to make an appointment to give after severe winter weather in some parts of the country caused about 250 Red Cross blood drives to cancel in March, resulting in more than 8,500 uncollected blood donations. Type O negative blood and type AB plasma are […]

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Rabun Drug Bust Nets Six Arrests

Six people face charges after a drug bust in Rabun County. On Wednesday, the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office and the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office executed a search warrant at a Clayton residence as the result of a three-month investigation. Authorities say they seized about 27 grams of crystal methamphetamine and a quantity of alprazolam and oxycodone, along with butane […]

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Pre-K Registration Wrapping Up in Stephens Co.

Pre-K Registration ends today in the Stephens County school system. A child must be 4 years of age on or before September 1, 2017 to register for Pre-K. Pre-K classes are determined by lottery and notifications will be made around April 15, 2017. Children registering in district will be given priority placement over out of district children. Registration can be […]

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BBB Warns of Cash Advance Collection Scams

The Better Business Bureau says people need to watch out for a new twist on debt collection scams. According to Better Business Bureau Spokesperson Dottie Callina, a new scam they are seeing around involves agencies trying to collect on cash advances people have received. “Now what is happening is that debt collection agencies are calling people and telling them that […]

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New Big A Principal Named

The Stephens County School System has a new Principal in place for one of its elementary schools for next year. Tuesday, the Stephens County Board of Education unanimously hired John Stith as the new Principal for Big A Elementary School. Stith said he is looking forward to joining the Stephens County school system. “We are excited,” said Stith. “We are […]

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Parent Expresses Concern on Ag Program

A local parent expresses concern about the direction of the agriculture education program in the Stephens County school system. Leslie Allen came before to Stephens County Board of Education to speak on the matter during Tuesday’s meeting. Allen noted that currently, the Ag program at Stephens County performs well at the state level in competitions and by other measures of […]

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