New Rules With Dove Hunting

Dove hunting season started September 2nd and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is reminding dove hunters of a change in the hunting license this year. Dove hunters 16 years of age and older must now possess a Georgia hunting license and a Georgia Migratory Bird Stamp. The Georgia Migratory Bird Stamp is required for ALL migratory bird hunters (even […]

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Aaron Carter With More Problems Since July Arrest

The singer arrested in Habersham County in July was involved in a traffic accident in Florida Labor Day evening and according to reports threatened suicide. According to reports, Aaron Carter was involved in a traffic accident on Monday night, a rep for the 29-year-old singer tells Entertainment Tonight. Then the New York Daily News has confirmed that police were called […]

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Couple Busted Trafficking Meth

In Franklin County, a Royston couple is charged with trafficking methamphetamine. According to a press release from the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office, on Wednesday, August 23rd, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the ARDEO received information from the Hart County Sheriff’s Office and the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office that a suspect identified as 53-year old William Jerry Fain was […]

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NE Georgia Could Be Affected By Irma

Hurricane Irma is expected to slam into the southern tip of Florida sometime over the weekend. The powerful storm is moving like a buzz saw across the Caribbean as a category 5 storm still packing winds of up to 185 miles per hour. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center now believe Irma will make a sharp right turn northward up […]

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Georgia Tourism has help for Irma Travelers

Due to the effects of Hurricane Irma, many travelers are looking for places to stay. Georgia Tourism has activated a hurricane information page to assist impacted guests and citizens during Hurricane Irma. It is irma.georgia.org. From the site, travelers can find available lodging options, traffic updates, closure information and weather conditions in Georgia. Access to the site can also be […]

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Indians to face Tough Wildcat bunch

Stephens County will try to win its second straight game to start the 2017 football season. The Indians will host the Rabun County Wildcats tonight at The Reservation in a non-region contest. Last week, the Indians shut-out Franklin County, 28 to 0, in the 2017 season opener. Meanwhile, Rabun County had over 500 total yards in a lop-sided 62 to […]

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Labor Day Government Schedule

Both Stephens County government offices and Toccoa City Hall are closed Monday in observance of Labor Day. In the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recycling scheduled to be picked up Monday will be picked up on Tuesday instead. The city said that utility department employees, as well as employees from the Public Works Department, will be on call […]

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Watch Out for Scams, IRS Says

The Internal Revenue Service is issuing a warning about possible fake charity scams emerging due to Hurricane Harvey and they are encouraging taxpayers to seek out recognized charitable groups for their donations. While there has been an enormous wave of support across the country for the victims of Hurricane Harvey, people should be aware of criminals who look to take […]

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Indians get shutout in win over Lions

Stephens County starts the 2017 football season with a resounding win over an archrival. Friday night at the Reservation, the Indians shut out the Franklin County Lions, 28-0, in non-region play. “It was a good first game,” said Indians’ Head Coach Frank Barden. “It is early, but we are trying to get better every day. I am proud of the […]

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