Stephens Co. Middle School Football Team Preparing for Season

Just like the Stephens County High School football team, the Middle School Rebels are getting ready for their season as well.  The Rebels had a pre-season scrimmage against Rabun County on August 10. The Rebels will start their season on Thursday, August 31, at 4:30, at The Reservation as they host Clarke Central. Originally that game was scheduled for Saturday, September 2nd, but […]

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Development Authority Approves MOU for ASI Expansion

The Stephens County Development Authority approves a memorandum of understanding with ASI to formalize their arrangement for expansion at their meeting Wednesday. Executive Director Tim Martin described some details of the expansion. “150,000 square feet, 14,000 feet of which is the office space that sits on that 24.54 acre tract right there on Clary Connector in that curve,” said Martin. […]

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Chamber Awards Individuals at Annual Banquet

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual banquet last night at Reflections at Lake Toccoa. Many individuals were recognized and received awards, including: Lifetime Achievement Award…Agnes Oglesby Ben Cheek Service/Professional Business of the Year…Quality Foods LP Greer Manufacturing Award…PTL Equipment Agriculture Business of the Year…Eastanollee Livestock Retail Business of the Year…Brother Johns Subs Young Professional of the Year…Britany […]

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High School Football Kicking Off Tonight

The high school football season kicks off tonight for some area teams. Among the teams that will hit the field tonight:  Habersham Central on the road at East Hall; Franklin County playing at White County; Banks County will be at Jackson County and Elbert County will host Hart County. Other games include:  Gainesville at West Hall, North Hall hosting Chestatee, […]

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Search Warrant Leads to Drug Arrest

After serving a drug search warrant, Stephens County Sheriff’s deputies arrest an individual on drug charges. On August 7, deputies served a search warrant at 531 South Hill Street. During the search, deputies located $3,829, a small baggy containing white residue and a small baggy containing green, leafy material in the residence. The suspect, identified as James Richie, age 39, […]

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Streetscape Phase VI to Resume

The Streetscape Phase 6 project will soon be underway again after the Toccoa City Commission approved three change orders to the project. The project was put on hold after utility lines including gas, water, sewer main, Windstream’s fiber optic, Georgia Power’s electrical and Truvista’s fiber optic were discovered. According to City Manager Billy Morse, lowering the utility lines would put […]

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Coan to Compete for World Team in October

Local Paralympian McKenzie Coan was once again selected to compete for the world swimming team, this time in Mexico City this October. She previously competed in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janiero, Brazil where she won four medals, three of them being gold. Coan won gold in the women’s S7 50-meter, 100-meter, and 400-meter freestyle events and a silver […]

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