Fifth Grade Academy Principal Retiring

Current Fifth Grade Academy Principal Tammy Whitworth is retiring later this year. Her retirement was approved by the Stephens County Board of Education at its meeting on Tuesday. It will take effect on April 1. Before serving as the first principal for the Fifth Grade Academy, Whitworth was Principal at Toccoa Elementary and an assistant principal at Eastanollee Elementary. Taking […]

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Stephens Co. Drops Baseball Home Opener

Fueled by an eight-run fourth inning, the Franklin County Lions defeated the Stephens County Indians, 15-7, Wednesday night at the Reservation. Three Franklin County pitchers scattered eight Stephens County hits, while the Lions had 10 hits. Konnor Quick led the way for Stephens County with a couple of hits and two RBIs. Kooper Briley, Bryson Fowler, Houston Mullinax, and Zach […]

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BOE Forming Building Authority To Finance Projects

The Stephens County School System is moving forward with efforts to set up plans for making some roof repairs at Stephens County High School. On Tuesday, the Board of Education unanimously voted to re-establish the Stephens County Schools Building Authority and appoint three school board members, Tony Crunkleton, Jim Bellamy, and Rodney Moore, to serve on that authority. Stephens County […]

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No Make-up Day for Students

Students in Stephens County will not have to make up a day after winter weather last month cost the system one student day. Tuesday, the Board of Education unanimously approved a make-up plan for the day. Under the plan, the day is forgiven for students and would be added for post-planning and training for teachers and staff depending on an […]

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Investigation Continues Into Shooting Death

Authorities in Toccoa are still asking for the public’s help as the investigation continues into the fatal shooting at a Toccoa apartment earlier this month that left one man dead. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell says that his department, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office are still investigating the February 7 shooting that left 21-year-old […]

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