Rick Phillips honored by BSA at American Values Dinner

Local business leader Rick Phillips was one of three area men who were presented the Distinguished Citizen Award by the Northeast Georgia Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The presentations were made Thursday evening, March 14, at the annual American Values Dinner, hosted by the Northeast Georgia Council. Some 200 people attended the event, held at the Swanson Center […]

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Motorcycle leads Toccoa PD and SCSO on chase

A safety checkpoint by Toccoa Police was interrupted after a motorcycle sped through without stopping. That’s according to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley. He says it happened around 2:45 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. “There were some safety checks going on at that time [Wednesday] when he apparently ran through a safety check,” Shirley said. “And so, he turned onto Zebulon Branch […]

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Family Connection of Stephens County to host Annual Fundraiser on Saturday

The popular fundraiser that pits adults against Stephens County’s brightest 5th graders is back for a fifth year. Family Connection of Stephens County announced that its “Are you Smarter than a Stephens County 5th Grader?” game-show fundraiser will be held tomorrow, at 6:30 p.m. at Stephens County High School’s Tugaloo Center for Performing Arts. The event features a team of […]

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SCHS Tennis teams sweep Commerce Tigers

The Stephens County High School tennis teams swept the Commerce Tigers at home Wednesday afternoon.  The Lady Indians won by a match score of 4 to 1. Winning singles matches for the Stephens County girls were Madison Rogers, Ali Wilson and Gabbi Boyd. Jayley Anderson and Kaylin Snyder won at number 1 doubles. This win improves the Lady Indians overall season record to […]

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Stephens County Commissioners exchange Amnesty Day event with Scrap Tire Abatement Event

The Stephens County Board of Commissioners have decided to exchange the county’s annual Spring Amnesty Day event with something a little different. During the recent Stephens County Board of Commissioners meeting, the board voted and approved a motion to hold a Scrap Tire Abatement Event in place of the annual Amnesty Day event. According to Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers, […]

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Early voting begins next week in Stephens County

Early voting begins next week in Stephens County. That’s according to Stephens County Registrar Eureka Gober. She says all advance voting will be done at the Stephens County Registrar’s Office inside the County Government Annex building. Beginning on Monday, March 18, early voting will continue Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily through April 5. On Saturday, March 30 […]

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SCHS Tennis teams split matches at Madison Co.

The Stephens County High School tennis teams split matches Tuesday at home against region rival Madison County. The Indians won by a match score of 4-1.  Winning matches for the Tribe were Ben Smith and Carson Keener at singles. Troy Broska & Andrew Burtt along with Levi Dodd & Jacob Struble won their doubles contests. The win gives the Indian boys […]

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