Stephens Co. BOE Scheduled to Meet This Morning

The Stephens County Board of Education is holding another called meeting this morning. That meeting is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. at the Stephens County School System Administrative Offices on Mize Road. During the meeting, the Board of Education is scheduled to continue discussions on the Fiscal Year 2015 budget and millage rate. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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District Little League Play Underway

The Toccoa Junior League Softball All-stars will play for a district title today. Saturday, Toccoa scored 15 runs in the first inning and never looked back on the way to a 23-1 win in five innings over Madison in the opening game of the district Junior League Softball tournament. The first 11 Toccoa batters all scored in the top of […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Considering Millage Rate Hike, Work Day Reductions to Balance Budget

The Stephens County Board of Education appears to be looking at a combination of a millage rate increase and a reduction in work days to balance a multi-million dollar budget shortfall. Thursday, the Stephens County Board of Education met to discuss the Fiscal Year 2015 budget and millage rate. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said the school system appears […]

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CRCT Results in For Stephens Co.

Stephens County’s CRCT results come in above state averages. The Georgia Department of Education released district wide results for the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests this week. Students in grades 3 through 8 take the CRCT’s in Reading, English/Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. State Education Department numbers show that Stephens County surpassed the state averages in all grades for all […]

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Merritt Signs With Johnson and Wales

A Stephens County Lady Indian basketball player sets her sights to the next level both on and off the court. Audresha Merritt signed Thursday to play basketball next season at Johnson and Wales University in Charlotte. Johnson and Wales is just starting its basketball program and this Fall will mark the first season of varsity’s women basketball at the 10-year-old […]

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Little League District Tournaments Kick Into Full Gear This Weekend

Little League District Tournament play gets underway this weekend in northeast Georgia. Toccoa will have All-Stars playing in a number of tournaments throughout the area in the coming days. Tournaments get underway Saturday in Lavonia and Hartwell. In Lavonia, Toccoa will have teams participating in three softball tournaments. Toccoa’s 9 and 10 year old softball All-Stars will play Habersham at […]

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“Operation Dry Water” to Focus on BUI in Ga. This Weekend

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is focusing special attention across the state this weekend on the dangers of boating under the influence. This weekend, the Georgia DNR will participate in “Operation Dry Water.” “Operation Dry Water” is a multi-agency education and enforcement initiative that includes thousands of other law enforcement agencies across the nation focusing on reducing the number […]

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Legal Fees Awarded to Ayers’ Widow

The widow of late Lavonia pastor the Rev. Jonathan Ayers is to receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees on top of damages already awarded. Earlier this month, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Story awarded Abigail Ayers $832,200.19 in attorney’s fees and expenses in connection with her suit against former Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team Agent Billy […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Appoints Two To SCDA

Stephens County Commissioners appoint two new members to the Stephens County Development Authority board. Tuesday, county commissioners selected North Georgia Credit Union CEO Brian Akin and Bulldog’s Express Lube and Car Wash Owner Chuck Wright to serve five year terms on the Development Authority board. Akin and Wright were selected from a final group of nominees that also included local […]

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