SFB Customers Get Letter on Oconee Federal Merger

December 11, 2014

A letter sent to Stephens Federal Bank customers provides details about the merger between the Toccoa bank and Oconee Federal Savings and Loan. That letter, which was also posted on the bank’s website, states that the merger transaction was finalized in early December. It goes on to say that the system integration will take...

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Indian Wrestling Beats Rabun Co.

December 11, 2014

The Indian wrestling team picks up a dual meet win. Stephens County defeated Rabun County 45-27 in Tiger earlier this week. Winning by pins were Corey Kindel at 120 pounds, Javon Jones at 126 pounds, Cole Simmons at 132 pounds, Jay Stowe at 138 pounds, Jose Cannon at 160 pounds, Devin Burns at 182...

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No Truckers For Kids Run This Year

December 11, 2014

There will not be a Truckers for Kids toy run or parade this year. That is from organizers. They said that health issues in the family of the run’s main organizer, Bear Weaver, have forced the annual holiday event to be postponed this year. The goal, they added, is to resume the event next...

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Stephens Co. Implements Ordinance for Peddlers and Door to Door Solicitors

December 10, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners adopt an ordinance to deal with door-to-door salespeople and peddlers in the county. The county commission approved the ordinance by a 4 to 1 vote on Tuesday. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said the ordinance puts guidelines in place that will regulate door-to-door sales and how those individuals operate in the county....

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Stephens Co. Commissioners Extend Two Moratoriums

December 10, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners vote to extend two moratoriums. Tuesday, county commissioners approved a 60-day extension of the county’s moratorium on wireless communication facilities applications. Commissioners passed the original moratorium back in September. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said it was done to allow the county to re-visit its tower ordinance to better match its...

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SCHS Hoops Splits Home Games With Rabun Co.

December 10, 2014

The Stephens County Indian boys pick up their first win of the season. Rabun County jumped out early Tuesday night, but the Indians took the lead for good in the second quarter and never looked back on their way to an 87-71 win in non-region basketball play at the Currahee Arena. Stephens County put...

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