Only Slight Rise in Latest Covid Numbers

The Georgia Department of Public Health is still reporting 69 COVID-related deaths in Stephens County with 2,811 residents testing positive for the virus, since the beginning of the global pandemic. The latest report was released Wednesday afternoon. The latest report still has Habersham County with 133 deaths and now 4,500 positive cases of the virus. In other neighboring counties, Franklin […]

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Mrs. Karen Shockley Ragsdale

Mrs. Karen Shockley Ragsdale age 65 of Baldwin, GA, passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at her home.  A daughter of the late Ed and Laurell Martin Shockley, she was born March 24, 1955 in Stephens County Georgia.   She graduated from Stephens County High School, Georgia Southern University, and received her master’s degree in French from Florida State […]

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Stephens County Schools on 2-hour delay Tuesday

Stephens County Schools will be on a 2-hour delay today due to the possibility of black ice. All Habersham County Schools will be on a 3-hour delay. All North Georgia Technical College Campuses are delayed until 10 a.m. All Franklin County Schools will operate on a 2-hour delay. The Toccoa-Stephens County Public Library will delay opening until 11 a.m. All […]

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Governor Kemp Issues New Executive Order on COVID-19 Guidance

Governor Brian P. Kemp today signed Executive Order 02.15.21.01, providing additional and revised guidance for Empowering a Healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19. The Order modifies sanitation guidance for businesses and events in accordance with data on the novel coronavirus’ ability to spread from surface contact. The Order also adds a requirement for restaurants, non-critical infrastructure businesses, and events to ensure […]

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Habersham County Schools on 3-Hour Delay Tuesday

The following is a statement from the Habersham County School District:   “Governor Kemp has delayed the opening of all state offices tomorrow morning due to the likelihood of black ice across much of the state. He has also urged school systems to monitor the situation closely. Rain will end around midnight and then temperatures will fall to below freezing […]

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Mr. Larry Anthony Klements

Mr. Larry Anthony Klements, age 63 of Charles Hayes Road, Toccoa passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2021.   A son of the late Walter and Emily Sue Hudgins Klements, he was born in Fulton County, Georgia. He was retired from General Motors with 20 years of service and later worked as a handyman. He was a jack of all trades. […]

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SCHS Wrestlers Finish Strong at State

The Stephens County High School Wrestling team competed in state competition this past weekend in Macon. The Indians had 10 wrestlers compete and finished 16th in the state out of 41 teams competing in AAA. Defending State Champion Athena Malek finished 4th in the girls 102 lb. weight class. On the boys side, Mason Norton finished 5th in the 160 […]

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