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TFC Student Drowns in Banks Co. Pond

May 30, 2014

Toccoa Falls College is mourning the loss of a student who drowned in Banks County. The college says on its website that 20-year-old Clayton Andrew Martin of Baldwin died after drowning in a Banks County pond on Monday. Martin was a member of the TFC men’s basketball team. He was also a volunteer with...

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SCHS Band, Auxiliary Hold Year End Banquet

May 30, 2014

The Stephens County High School Band and Auxiliary held its annual banquet Tuesday night at the high school sponsored by the Band Booster Club. Seniors were presented plaques. Stephens County High School Band Director Scott Wilcher said this was another great year for the program. “It has gone by awful fast,” said Wilcher. Meanwhile,...

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Former SCHS Football Coach Walker Gets Call from Hall

May 30, 2014

Former Stephens County High School head football coach Rodney Walker will officially enter the Georgia Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame this weekend. Induction ceremonies for Walker and the Rest of the Class of 2014 are this weekend in Dalton. Current Stephens County High School Head Football Coach Frank Barden said Walker very much deserves...

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Change to Route for Departure of National Guard

May 29, 2014

WNEG has just received as of just before 6 p.m. this evening a change to the National Guard’s departure route for Friday, May 30: The unit will depart Georgia Baptist Convention Center at 0500 (5 a.m.) They will travel via Lake Louise Road to Prather Bridges Road into Toccoa. They will turn right on...

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Smith Responds to Allegations at Tuesday’s County Commission Meeting

May 29, 2014

John Smith of Gunby Communications responds to allegations made in Tuesday’s Stephens County Commission meeting. Smith spoke with AM 630 WNEG on Wednesday. Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners postponed a vote on purchasing a number of new pieces of emergency communications equipment for the E-911 center because Smith was currently under investigation. Stephens County Administrator...

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National Guard Departure Ceremony Today

May 29, 2014

A departure ceremony this morning in Stephens County will help send off the last Georgia Army National Guard Unit scheduled to depart for Afghanistan. The 876th Vertical EN Company, based out of Toccoa, is headed to Afghanistan in the coming weeks. Today at 10 a.m., a departure ceremony will take place for the unit...

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Stephens Co. BOE Still Working on Accounting Error

May 29, 2014

The Stephens County School System continues to try and make sure it has an accurate financial picture to build a budget for next fiscal year after a major accounting error was discovered that dates back to Fiscal Year 2013. Last week, Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey told the Stephens County Board of Education...

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March for Babies Kick-off Held in Stephens County

May 29, 2014

Stephens County kicks off the annual March for Babies campaign. The Stephens County kick-off event for this year’s March for Babies campaign took place earlier this month at St. Matthias Episcopal Church in Toccoa. Ashley Young-Roesler is the Central Georgia Division Director for the March of Dimes. She said the event officially starts the...

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Toccoa Looking At Street Re-surfacing

May 29, 2014

The city of Toccoa is getting together a list of more streets to try and re-surface this year. City commissioners and staff discussed street resurfacing at a work session back on May 20. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that Toccoa has about $1.1 million left in SPLOST V money designated for road work...

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Stephens Co. Postpones Decision on Buying Emergency Communications Equipment

May 28, 2014

Stephens County tables the purchase of emergency communications equipment pending the outcome of an investigation into a local businessman that is involved in the issue. On Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners unanimously voted to table the purchase of a recorder, phone system, radio console, and infrastructure upgrade for emergency communications in the county’s E-911 department....

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