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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National Guard Departure Ceremony Today

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 at the Georgia Baptist Conference Center […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Still Working on Accounting Error

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 that school system staff had discovered […]

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March for Babies Kick-off Held in Stephens County

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 fundraising season for the March for […]

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