David Chandley is back!!

Most of us know that meterologist David Chandley is an extraordinary meteorologist, Do you know he has a Toccoa connection? He is married to Toccoa girl, Lynn Henson. Now the Chandley family has some great news.

David  has been on an extended vacation since he left Channel 2. But beginning this week, we can see David and hear his predictions again. He will be joining Atlanta's Channel 5 as chief meteorologist. Congratulations David and family! We are proud of the work you do in the state representing our town!

Nancy Stacey......her legacy lives on


There are many people who influence our lives. But few have influenced as many lives as Nancy Stacey. Her commitment to family, Toccoa, her church and her students is the amazing laegacy she leaves.


Nancy Adams Stacey grew up in the Tom’s Creek community near Martin, Georgia. She was the fourth of six children born to Durward and Guinnell Adams. Nancy excelled in academics as well as sports while she was a student at Stephens County High School. She graducated with honors and went on to further her education first at Gainesville Junior College with a full-scholarship for basketball before completing her undergraduate degree at North Georgia College & University.


Later, she obtained a master of education degree at North Georgia and the  her specialist degree from Lincoln Memorial University. She began her career at the Stephens County Middle School in 1981 as a Health & Physical Education teacher and basketball coach.  She relocated to  Big A Elementary School in 2004 where she completed her thirty year career. She truly enjoyed both her students as well as her peers with which she worked.

In her personal life Nancy married Bill Stacey in 1978. She was an active member of the churches in which he served in ministry. She was the church pianist at Tom’s Creek Baptist and at Indian Creek Baptist Churches. Perhaps her greatest accomplishment was being mother to Ashley, Jessica, and Andrea. Their families have rewarded her with four grandchildren with which she was known as Nana.

On January 13, 2011, Nancy was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor which she bravely fought until June 26, 2011. Her family and friends formed the Nancy Adams Stacey Scholarship to award a deserving Top Five student each year in her memory.

To raise funds for the scholarship, the Booth Brothers will be performing this Friday night, January 30, 2015  at Stephens County High School in the The Tugalo Center for Performing Arts

Order tickets from www.ThisStoryIsFarFromOver.com

Januaru 30, 2015 
$20 VIP

$15 General Admission

$5 Children (6 and under free)

For Tickets online http://thisstoryisfarfromover.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=4553


Toccoa Celebrates 23rd Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Toccoans celebrated MLK, Jr. Day all over town. Singings were held at local churches, a fashion show was held at the Schaeffer Center and a march was made that ended at the steps of city hall. This 23rd celebration was a huge success.

TFC Namd a College of Distinction

Toccoa Falls brings worldwide recognition to our town. Their growth has been amazing and the contributions the staff and students make to Toccoa are appreciated. We want to applaud the school on their recent accomplishments.

Toccoa Falls, GA, January 13, 2015 – Toccoa Falls College has been honored as a College of Distinction for the 2014-2015 school year. Toccoa Falls College is one of a select group of colleges to earn this prestigious designation, based on its excellence in Four Distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant campus communities and successful outcomes.

High school college counselors and educators nominate colleges and universities for recognition by Colleges of Distinction, which then evaluates each school based on qualitative and quantitative research. The colleges and universities are not ranked and instead are members of a consortium of other equally impressive schools.

Colleges of Distinction looks beyond rankings and test scores to find colleges that are the ideal places to learn, grow and succeed. The selection process reviews such factors as the school's first year experience, general education program, experiential components of the curriculum, the strategic plan and alumni success and satisfaction.

"We focus on colleges that are deeply dedicated to students' learning," said Tyson Schritter, executive editor of Colleges of Distinction. "Schools designated as 'Colleges of Distinction' offer innovative learning experiences that educate, nurture and transform students.



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