Area Residents Appointed to State Boards

Three area residents are among those appointed last week to boards by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. The appointees are Matt Arthur of Lakemont to the REACH Scholarship Board, Tom Wilson of Franklin Springs to the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Services Board, and Michael E. Mixon of Clarkesville to the State Board of Accountancy. Arthur is currently the deputy commissioner of the […]

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Local Students Go To NGTC Camp

The Nuts, Bolts, and Thingamajigs Camp was back this year by popular demand and 18 campers from the Toccoa Boys and Girls Club spent an action packed week in June at North Georgia Technical College designing, building and producing from scratch an invention they could show with pride. Aimed at introducing young persons in grades six through nine to new […]

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Toccoa Commission Meeting Today

It appears to be a light agenda for the Toccoa City Commission when it meets for its second meeting of the month of July later today. There is only one item on the agenda under “new business” for the city commission to consider. That is a request to abandon a portion of East Savannah Street. Toccoa Planning Director Connie Tabor […]

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Baldwin Fire Chief Struck By Vehicle Over Weekend

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Baldwin Fire Chief Joe Roy is expected to recover from injuries he received over the weekend during a fundraiser. It happened Saturday morning at the intersection of Georgia Highway 384/ Duncan Bridge Road at Mud Creek Road near Baldwin in Habersham County, according to Georgia State Patrol Toccoa Post trooper 1st Class J. Tucker. […]

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Back to School Bash Saturday

The start of a new school year is just weeks away in Stephens County, which means it is time to start getting ready to go back. To help get ready to go back, a local church and some other area organizations and businesses are teaming up for what has become an annual event. This coming Saturday, Tom’s Creek Baptist Church […]

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Ga. Division of Aging Services Confirms Data Breach

Georgia’s Department of Human Services Division of Aging Services said it has notified about 3,000 clients in the Community Care Services Program of an unauthorized disclosure of their protected health information. Department of Human Services officials said that the department has identified the root cause of the issue and resolved it. According to officials, it involved the inadvertent disclosure of […]

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TenCate Donates to NGTC Foundation

A northeast Georgia industry is providing scholarship money to North Georgia Technical College. Recently, the North Georgia Technical College Foundation announced that it had received a donation from TenCate Geosynthetics. The foundation said that the funds will be used for scholarships for students with documented financial need who are enrolled in the Industrial Systems Technology Program at North Georgia Technical […]

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SCDA Provides Updates on NIFCO, Sark

Progress continues for two industries in the process of moving into Stephens County. First, the Stephens County Development Authority unanimously approved a temporary lease agreement with NIFCO KTW at a called meeting Thursday. Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin said that this agreement will help in the construction of the NIFCO KTW building in the Hayestone-Brady Business Park. […]

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Toccoa Planning Commission Meets

The Toccoa Planning Commission elects officers for the year ahead. At its meeting on Thursday, the Planning Commission unanimously elected member Kinloch Dunlap to serve as Chair of the Planning Commission. Dunlap had been serving as the Planning Commission’s Vice-Chair. Meanwhile, the Planning Commission’s previous Chair, Don Pruitt, was unanimously elected by the board to serve as Vice-Chair this coming […]

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