SCHS Student Accepted at West Point

A Stephens County High School student has been accepted to the officer training program at West Point. On his Facebook page, 9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins announced that the U.S. Military Academy at West Point has accepted SCHS student Abigail Vickery to its officer training program, upon his nomination. Vickery is the Batallion Commander of Stephens County High School’s […]

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Schaefer Center Movie Screen, Projector Installed

An interior addition is in place at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. Crews have been installing the movie screen and projector for the facility at the corner of Broad and Doyle streets. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said this will be a permanent set-up. “The screen is in place,” said Crosby. “It covers the entire stage. So […]

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Stephens Co. Wins 2-1 in 10 Innings

The Stephens County Indians open Region 8-AAAA baseball play with a win. In a game with twists and turns befitting Friday the 13th, Stephens County threw out the tying run at the plate twice, including to end the game, to beat White County, 2-1, Friday night in Cleveland. Scoreless through nine innings, the Indians broke through in the top of […]

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Two Teens Killed in White Co. Wreck

Two teens are dead after a weekend automobile accident in White County, according to media reports. Accessnorthga.com reported that the two teens, both of Cleveland, were killed in an accident on Gene Nix Road. That is west of Cleveland. The Georgia State Patrol post in Gainesville told accessnorthga.com that troopers are not sure when the wreck happened, but said it […]

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TFC, Toccoa Elementary Expanding Partnership

Toccoa Elementary School and Toccoa Falls College are entering into an agreement looking to expand their partnership. Thursday, the Stephens County Board of Education unanimously approved a Professional Development School Pilot Agreement between the elementary school and the college. TFC Professor Carrie Ryan said under the agreement, one of her classes would be housed in the building and she would […]

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Unemployment Up in January in Stephens Co.

Stephens County sees a jump in unemployment to start the New Year. According to figures for January released this week by the Georgia Department of Labor, Stephens County had a preliminary unemployment rate for the month of January of 7.2 percent. That represents a three-tenth of a percentage point jump from December’s revised rate of 6.9 percent. This January’s unemployment […]

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Coroner Appointed to Committee

Stephens County Coroner Chris Stephens will represent the state’s coroners on a committee being formed by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers informed county commissioners of the news at their meeting on Tuesday. “He is been asked to serve by the GBI on a committee and represent the Georgia Coroner’s Association for at-risk adult abuse, neglect, and […]

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