876th Engineering Company Holds Departure Ceremony

May 30, 2014
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...

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TFC Student Drowns in Banks Co. Pond

May 30, 2014

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...

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SCHS Band, Auxiliary Hold Year End Banquet

May 30, 2014

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,...

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Former SCHS Football Coach Walker Gets Call from Hall

May 30, 2014

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...

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Change to Route for Departure of National Guard

May 29, 2014

WNEG has just received as of just before 6 p.m. this evening a change to the National Guard’s departure route for Friday, May 30: The unit will depart Georgia Baptist Convention Center at 0500 (5 a.m.) They will travel via Lake Louise Road to Prather Bridges Road into Toccoa. They will turn right on...

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Smith Responds to Allegations at Tuesday’s County Commission Meeting

May 29, 2014

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...

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