Barge Visits Blue Ribbon Big A Elementary

November 24, 2014
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...

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Stephens Co. Teacher of Year Named

November 24, 2014

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...

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Toccoa City Commission Meets Today

November 24, 2014

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...

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Stephens Splits Hoops Openers With Franklin

November 22, 2014

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...

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Indians Knocked Out By W. Laurens 30-14

November 22, 2014

The season comes to a close in the second round of the state playoffs for the Stephens County Indian football team. Stephens County scored the first 14 points of the game, but West Laurens took over from there on their way to a 30-14 win in Dexter Friday night. Indians’ Head Coach Frank Barden...

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Fatal Fire Friday in Banks Co.

November 22, 2014

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...

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