SCHS Holds Band, Auxiliary Awards Program

Stephens County High School band and auxiliary members gather to mark the end of another year. The Stephens County High School Band and Auxiliary held their annual awards ceremony last Tuesday night in the Tugaloo Center for the Perfoming Arts at the high school. Seniors were presented plaques. Stephens County High School Band Director Scott Wilcher said the seniors provided […]

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TFC Baseball Falls in NCCAA World Series Pool Play

The 2015 baseball season for Toccoa Falls College comes to a close in pool play action at last week’s NCCAA World Series in Mason, Ohio. TFC participated in its record seventh straight NCCAA World Series last Wednesday through Saturday. Seeded eighth in the ten-team tournament, TFC was grouped with defending national champions and top-seeded Fresno Pacific, fourth-seeded Palm Beach Atlantic, […]

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Nine Killed on Ga. Highways So Far This Weekend

The Georgia Department of Public Safety is reporting nine traffic fatalities on Georgia highways so far during the Memorial Day holiday travel weekend. Those fatalities were reported by Georgia State Patrol posts in Calhoun, Cumming, Thomasville, and Albany, where there were two, as well as by authorities in Gordon County, Bibb County, Richmond County, and Houston County. The Memorial Day […]

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Graduation Held At SCHS

The Class of 2015 graduates at Stephens County High School. Graduation took place Friday night at the Stephens County High School football stadium in Toccoa. 229 graduates received their diplomas. 97 of those were honor graduates. The Class of 2015 earned more than $1.4 million in scholarship money, not including potential HOPE scholarship money that is available to the class […]

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Ga. Ag Dept. Watching For Card Skimmers at Fuel Pumps

With the official kickoff to the summer travel season here, the Georgia Department of Agriculture is conducting a campaign to check Georgia gas pumps for “skimmers,” devices that capture consumers’ credit and debit card information, in an effort to protect consumers’ wallets. The Georgia Department of Agriculture is conducting the skimmer operation in conjunction with the Georgia Association of Convenience […]

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Franklin Community Players Award Scholarships

Two recent graduating seniors at Franklin County High School are receiving scholarship money from the Franklin Community Players. Recently, Franklin Community Players President Valicia Miller announced that Ally Ridling and Trevor Turner are winners of the FCP 2015 $500 college scholarships. Both recipients are residents of Carnesville. Starting out as a freshman, Ally has filled many roles in the technical […]

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Gaines Honored At Chamber Banquet

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce honors a long-time broadcaster and civic leader. Thursday, former AM 630 WNEG and WNEG-TV owner Roy Gaines received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Awards Banquet. A World War II Navy veteran, Gaines arrived in Toccoa in 1946 to work for R.G. LeTourneau and WRLC Radio He and […]

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Chick-Fil-A Executive Speaks At Chamber Banquet

Invest in people. That was the message from the keynote speaker at Thursday’s Toccoa-Stephens Count Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet at the Georgia Baptist Conference Center in Toccoa. The speaker was Craig Carter. He works for Chick-Fil-A as the company’s Field Operations Management Consultant. Carter said that Chick-Fil-A works to invest in people, but especially young people. “That we […]

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