Mrs. Ann Louise Wooten Smith

Mrs. Ann Louise Wooten Smith, age 91 of Cool Springs Place, Kennesaw and formerly of Toccoa passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at Gaines Park Assisted Living Facility.   A daughter of the late Thomas Lee and Jewell Park Wooten, she was born May 28, 1929 in Hamilton, Tennessee having lived most of her life in Toccoa. She was employed […]

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Mrs. Ruth Amantha Norris Pitts

Mrs. Ruth Amantha Norris Pitts, 71, of Toccoa, GA, peacefully passed away on Friday, February 5, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA from heart complications and other health problems. Ruth was born in Stephens County Toccoa, Georgia on November 9, 1949 and raised in Oconee County SC. She was married to her loving husband, Glenn Pitts on September 24, 1995 at Weldon Road Baptist Church; she was a devoted wife […]

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Mr. Charlie Edward Ivester

Mr. Charlie Edward Ivester, age 73, of Eastanollee, GA, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at Stephens County Hospital. Born December 13, 1947 in Carnesville, GA, he was the son of the late Junior Adams and the late Grace Jordan Reidling. Charlie was of the Baptist Faith and was a truck driver with Arnold Trucking.  He was also employed with […]

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SCHS Tennis Teams Suffer First Loss

The Stephens County High School Indians and Lady Indians tennis teams hosted perennial powerhouse Oconee County Tuesday at the Stephens County High Tennis Complex. The Indian boys had their 4 match win streak snapped with a 5-0 loss. The Lady Indians lost a close match to Oconee County 3-2. Both teams are now 0-1 in Region-8 AAA play and both […]

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Indians Baseball Routs Rabun

The Stephens County Indians baseball team defeated Rabun County 15-5 in six innings on Tuesday at the Reservation. The Indians got things started in the bottom of the first when Garrett Pless singled plating two runs. After Rabun County grabbed the lead, the Indians battled back to tie the score at 4 and took the lead for good on RBI’s […]

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Latest DPH Report-No Additional Deaths-26 More Cases

The Georgia Department of Public Health is still reporting 70 COVID-related deaths in Stephens County with 2,838 residents testing positive for the virus, since the beginning of the global pandemic. The latest report was released Tuesday afternoon and had no additional deaths and 26 total positive cases in the six county area of: Stephens, Habersham, Hart, Franklin, Rabun, and Banks. […]

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Lila Crowe Couch

Lila Crowe Couch, age 84, of Toccoa, wife of Leroy Couch, passed away Monday, February 22, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Lila was born May 19, 1936 in Gainesville, GA, the daughter of the late Ernest and Edna Duncan Crowe.   She was a graduate of Gainesville High School in 1954 and was employed by Oxford Industries for […]

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Mrs. Mary Sally Hardman Dye

Mrs. Mary Sally Hardman Dye, age 62 of Roselane, Toccoa passed away Monday, February 22, 2021 at the Stephens County Hospital.   A daughter of the late Lewis Clifford and Mary Helen Chandler Hardman, she was born April 27, 1958 in Stephens County, Georgia where she lived all her life. She worked for a number of years at Toccoa Casket […]

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