Man Pleads Guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter

An elderly Toccoa man, charged with a 2016 murder, pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter. 74-year old Gary Lamar Patrick pled guilty Tuesday in Stephens County Superior Court to one count of involuntary manslaughter in the February 2016 shooting death of 41-year old Robert Gary Hiott who was using the alias Richard Gary Bump. According to Mountain Judicial Circuit Assistant District […]

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Toys for Tots Underway

It’s hard to believe but it is once again time to start thinking about Christmas and Christmas giving. And this year’s Toys for Tots campaign is already underway in Stephens, Franklin and Hart Counties, but there is something new for parents wanting to put in a request for toys for their children. Local Toys for Tots administrator Don Alexander says […]

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Lady Indians Split-Deciding Game Today

Emma Whitfield pitched seven strong innings and added a home run to lead the Stephens County Lady Indians to a must-win 5-3 victory over Chapel Hill High School in Douglasville on Wednesday night in the round of 16 AAAA Softball State Playoffs. The win evened the best of three series at one game each. Chapel Hill took game one 3-1. […]

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Stephens County Court to Hear Case Involving Kemp

A case involving the Georgia Secretary of State will be heard in Stephens County. Earlier today at the Stephens County Courthouse Superior Court Judge Robert Winegarden heard a Civil Action filed by RLP Investments against defendents Hart Agstrong LLC, Robert B. Davis, and Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp. The lawsuit claims that Kemp and other investors in a canola […]

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SCHS Lady Indians Sweep

The Stephens County Lady Indians Softball team played outstanding defense, delivered timely hits, received great pitching from Emma Whitfield, and swept Chestatee two games to none last night in the first round of the AAAA State Playoffs in Gainesville. In game one, Stephens County shutout Chestatee 5-0. Emma Whitfield pitched a complete game to get the win, allowing only three […]

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Sink Exhibit Dedicated Saturday

Sink painting by Joe Collins A special exhibit dedication was held Saturday at the Currahee Military Museum. The dedication was part of this year’s Currahee Military Weekend and was in honor of Col. Robert Sink, Commander of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment started in Toccoa in July of 1942. Stephens County Historical Society Executive Director Brenda Carlan led the dedication […]

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Lady Indians Fall in Region Semi-Final

It was a pitchers duel Thursday afternoon, and the Stephens County Lady Indians ended up on the short end falling to Madison County 1-0 in the Region- 8 tournament semi-final. The Lady Indians were limited to just four hits in the contest. Stephens County pitcher Emma Whitfield was the leader at the plate with two hits, and on the mound, […]

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