Stephens Co. Commission Meets Today

Stephens County Commissioners will meet for their second regularly scheduled meeting for the month of November today. The county commission meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. At 5:30 p.m., Stephens County Commissioners will begin with a work session to discuss items on the business meeting agenda for […]

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Stephens Co. Residents Go Through Econ Dev Training

A number of Stephens County leaders graduate from economic development training. The Board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development recently held its yearly Region 2 Multi-Day Training Program. Class participants represented a number of professional and non-professional economic development fields, including elected officials, public servants, business leaders, educators, and social service providers from 13 counties in Region 2 Georgia. […]

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TFC Basketball Update

The Toccoa Falls College men’s basketball team will be in action tonight. That’s after playing two games last weekend. Last Friday, the TFC men defeated Warren Wilson College by a score of 66-62. Then on Saturday, the Screaming Eagles fell to Piedmont, 83-77, at home. Josh Barrett led TFC with a season-high 39 points to lead all scorers. Barrett also […]

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Barge Visits Blue Ribbon Big A Elementary

Big A Elementary School gets a visit from a top school official in Georgia. State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge visited Big A Elementary School on Friday morning. He came to Big A to recognize the school for being named as a National Blue Ribbon School this year. Dr. Barge arrived by helicopter and was greeted by students, faculty, and […]

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Stephens Co. Teacher of Year Named

The Stephens County School System names its teacher of the year for this year. Last week, the School System announced that Stephens County Middle School 7th grade math teacher Joni Whitfield had been selected as the system teacher of the year for Stephens County. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said Whitfield does a great job motivating students and getting […]

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Toccoa City Commission Meets Today

Toccoa City Commissioners are scheduled to meet today for their second regularly scheduled meeting for the month of November. The city commission is scheduled to hold that meeting today at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. During the meeting, the Toccoa City Commission is expected to consider approval of a proposal for design services for planned renovations at Henderson Falls […]

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Stephens Splits Hoops Openers With Franklin

The Stephens County High School basketball teams start the season with a split over a non-region rival. Stephens County hosted Franklin County Saturday at the Currahee Arena and the result was two close games. First, the Lady Indians came from 14 points down early in the fourth quarter to edge Franklin County 60-59. Mya Cleveland led the Lady Indians with […]

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Fatal Fire Friday in Banks Co.

An elderly Carnesville man is dead after his home caught fire overnight. It happened at about 4:30 a.m. today on Fulbright Road in Banks County near the intersection of Highways 63 and 198. Banks County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Sergeant Carissa McFaddin says that 68-year-old William Macklin Waters was the victim of the single wide mobile home fire. McFaddin says Waters […]

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Clerk of Court Issues Scam Alert

The Stephens County Clerk of Court’s Office is asking residents to watch out for a scam that is making the rounds and has now arrived in Stephens County. Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick says he received the first report of the scam in Stephens County earlier this week. Quick said the scam involves someone calling and pretending to […]

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