Ribbon Cutting Held for ‘Sweetly” by Victoria’s Sweet Treats

A local business unveils a new service. Thursday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce and the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce held a joint ribbon-cutting for Victoria’s Sweet Treats in downtown Toccoa for its new “Sweetly” service, as well as for the new re-modeling work done inside the bakery. Owner Tori Bauder said “Sweetly” by Victoria’s Sweet Treats is a […]

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NGTC Announces Marlowe Evans GOAL Scholarship Winner

A Rabun County student is this year’s winner of an annual scholarship from North Georgia Technical College. Last month, North Georgia Technical College awarded Jeffrey Nichols of Lakemont with the 2017 North Georgia Technical College Foundation’s Marlowe-Evans GOAL Scholarship. GOAL is a statewide program of the Technical College System of Georgia that honors excellence in academics and leadership among the […]

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“Project Orange” Picks Toccoa

New industrial development is coming to Stephens County. The Stephens County Development Authority says that on Tuesday morning, a manufacturer code named “Project Orange” purchased a 24.54-acre tract of land on Clary Connector in the Meadowbrook Industrial Park. Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin said specifics about the nature of the project cannot yet be released. However, Martin […]

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Howard Signs With West Point

A Stephens County High School student-athlete will continue his academic and athletic careers at one of the nation’s military academies. Wednesday, Indian senior A.J. Howard signed to attend and play football at West Point next year as an Army Black Knight. Howard said he is overwhelmed by the honor of attending West Point. “It has been a lifelong dream, something […]

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No Injuries In Residential Fires

A Stephens County family has lost everything after their trailer caught on fire Tuesday night. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said crews from Carnes Creek, New Hope, and Eastanollee Fire Departments responded to a double-wide trailer on the 100 block of Racetrack Road just after 7 p.m. Tuesday. Shirley said that when deputies and fire crews arrived, the double wide […]

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NGHS Looking To Buy Habersham Hospital

Northeast Georgia Health System is looking to expand its footprint in the region. On Tuesday, the Habersham County Hospital Authority announced it signed a non-binding letter of intent for exclusive discussions with Northeast Georgia Health System regarding an affiliation between Habersham Medical Center in Demorest and Northeast Georgia Health System. According to Northeast Georgia Health System officials, the letter of […]

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Mt. Airy Chief Resigns

Mt. Airy Police Chief Corey Allen has resigned. That is according to reports in The Northeast Georgian. Allen had already been placed on administrative leave last week, according to reports. While the Habersham County town searches for a full-time replacement, Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell is serving as Mt. Airy’s interim, part-time chief. Jarrell had already agreed to fill the […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Extends E-911 Maintenance Agreement

Stephens County Commissioners vote to extend a maintenance services agreement for the county’s E-911 department equipment. In a called meeting Tuesday, county commissioners approved a 12-month extension of the current agreement with Motorola. At its regular business meeting last week, the commission had passed an extension of the same agreement to last for one quarter of the year. However, Stephens […]

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