State Releases SAT Averages

The Georgia Department of Education released 2014 district and state level results on the SAT exam earlier this month. According to those figures, Stephens County Schools had a mean of 488 on Critical Reading, 465 on Math, and 455 on Writing, out of 102 test takers. State averages were 488 on Critical Reading, 485 on Math, and 472 on Writing. […]

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NGTC Honors GED Graduates

North Georgia Technical College recognizes a new group of GED graduates. Last year, 353 students completed all parts of the GED® test and they were recognized at a ceremony recently at the Habersham Central High School Auditorium. North Georgia Technical College President Dr. Gail Thaxton told the students they had given themselves a gift that cannot be taken away and […]

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Hospital Authority Elects Officers

The Stephens County Hospital Authority approves its officers for the next 12 months. Monday, the Hospital Authority voted unanimously to keep the same slate of officers for the year ahead as it has had for the past year. That means Mark Wilkinson will again serve as Chairman of the Hospital Authority, while Dr. Robert Slate will serve as the Authority’s […]

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Long Time Toccoa Officer Curtis Scott Passes Away

Law enforcement is remembering a long-time Toccoa police officer. Curtis Scott passed away on Saturday. Scott worked for the Toccoa Police Department for more than 40 years. He started as a part-time patrol officer in October 1967, before he was hired as a full-time officer in March 1971. Scott then remained with the Toccoa Police Department until his retirement in […]

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No One Hurt in Weekend Fire in Toccoa

Toccoa Fire Chief Tommy Ayers said nobody was hurt in a weekend structure fire. He said that crews from the Toccoa Fire Department responded to a house on the 500 block of South Broad Street at about 12:05 a.m. Sunday in reference to a structure fire. Ayers said that the home that caught fire was vacant, but suffered heavy fire […]

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Stephens Co. Board of Education Meets Today

The Stephens County Board of Education is scheduled to meet later today. This is the Board of Education’s regularly scheduled monthly meeting for October. Today’s scheduled Board of Education meeting is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Tugaloo Building of the Stephens County School System Administrative Offices on Mize Road. The Stephens County Board of Education meeting is […]

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Sinkhole Repairs On SR 51 Almost Complete

Work to repair a Hart County highway is on pace to wrap up this week. The Georgia Department of Transportation said that it expects to finish repairs on the State Route 51 sinkhole this Friday, if the weather continues to cooperate. Repairs were delayed in recent weeks because of rain. However, Georgia DOT District Engineer Brent Cook said that work […]

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TFC Sports Update

The Toccoa Falls College women’s soccer team will host a regional rival tonight in a big game. Last week, the Screaming Eagle women traveled to Berea College in Kentucky and earned a 5-1 win over the NCAA Division III school. Lizz Rice scored twice for TFC, while Naomi Horton, JJ Lee, and Sydney Van Horn all scored one goal each […]

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Stephens, Franklin Counties March for Babies

Local residents gather to again march for babies. The annual Stephens-Franklin County March for Babies to benefit the March of Dimes took place Saturday at Tugaloo State Park in Franklin County. Volunteers and participants from both counties gathered to walk to raise awareness for the March of Dimes and celebrate the completion of another fundraising campaign. They did so under […]

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