School System Honors Retirees

The end of a school year also means that some Stephens County educators call it a career. Last month, the school system honored its retirees for this year with a reception at Stephens County High School. This year, the Stephens County School System honored 21 retirees. Stephens County school officials say those retirees had a total of 516 years of […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Votes Down Solar Panel Project

The Stephens County Board of Education votes down a proposed solar panel project. At its meeting last month, the school board 4 to 3 to not allow the installation of solar panels on the roof at Stephens County High School. Board of Education members Jim Ledford, Tony Crunkleton, David Fricks, and Steve Tilley voted to not allow the solar panels, […]

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Oconee Convicts Man of Burglary

By Dick Mangrum, WGOG Radio, Walhalla A young man with ties to Stephens County and northeast Georgia and Oconee County, South Carolina has been ordered to prison for 16 years for burglary and larceny. An Oconee County, South Carolina General Sessions Court jury Friday returned guilty verdicts against Jonathan Allen Finney as the result of a home burglary in the […]

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SCHS Class of 2014 Commencement Moved Indoors

The following message is from the Stephens County School System: “Due to the threat of inclement weather, we will hold graduation inside the Currahee Arena. Start time is still 7pm. Tickets will be required to enter the arena area. Those without tickets may watch a live stream of the event in the Tugaloo Center which is beside the arena.” AM […]

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876th Engineering Company Holds Departure Ceremony

The last Georgia National Guard unit scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan gets a  send-off in Stephens County. The departure ceremony for the 876th Engineering Company took place Thursday at the Georgia Baptist Conference Center in Toccoa. The unit, based out of the Toccoa National Guard Armory, is headed to Afghanistan for a nine-month overseas deployment. Company Commander Captain Tyler Cook […]

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TFC Student Drowns in Banks Co. Pond

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 the Clarkesville Fire Department. Funeral services […]

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SCHS Band, Auxiliary Hold Year End Banquet

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, Auxiliary Director Tamera Cash said she […]

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Former SCHS Football Coach Walker Gets Call from Hall

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 the recognition. “He coached my senior […]

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Smith Responds to Allegations at Tuesday’s County Commission Meeting

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 Phyllis Ayers says that Smith is […]

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