Stephens Co. Convenience Sites To Remain Unchanged

Stephens County will not make any changes to its trash convenience sites. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers made that announcement Wednesday. Ayers said that the commission had considered holding a town hall meeting to gauge opinion on changing how the county operates its convenience sites. Possibilities had including closing some convenience sites or privatizing their operations, among others. However, Ayers said […]

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Stephens Gets “Blue Star”

Stephens County gets a blue star. Wednesday, local officials and others gathered in front of the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa to unveil and dedicate a Blue Star Memorial Marker in Toccoa and Stephens County. The Blue Star Memorial Marker program honors veterans and current and future members of the Armed Forces by placing markers on highways, as well […]

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Ga. DNR Considering License Fee Changes

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is considering adjustments and changes to its current license fee structure. According to the DNR, the agency continues to see an increase in requests for more hunting and fishing opportunities while continuing to provide quality recreational experiences. However, the DNR said that stagnant license revenues have limited the short and long-term ability to respond […]

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NGTC Announces Staff Changes

April was a time of change for the North Georgia Technical College Administrative Services Department. With Dining Hall Manager Kathy Wrenn’s retirement on May 1, Vickie Brown assumed the responsibilities of Food Service Manager in the Ramsey Hunter Dining Hall on the Clarkesville Campus. Prior to coming to NGTC in 2006, Brown spent many years in food service management and […]

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Stephens Co. Waits on “Project Hummingbird” Decision; Could Mean 200 New Jobs

Toccoa and Stephens County officials are putting everything in place in an attempt to attract a significant industrial prospect to the community. On Tuesday, the Stephens County Development Authority, Toccoa City Commission, and Stephens County Commission all unanimously approved a project agreement for what they are calling “Project Hummingbird.” The identity of “Project Hummingbird” has not been released yet. Stephens […]

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Stephens Co. To Pave its Portion of Freedom Drive

Stephens County Commissioners will add part of a gravel road near the Franklin County line to its SPLOST VI paving list. On Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners voted unanimously to add the Stephens County portion of Freedom Drive to that paving list. Freedom Drive is near Highway 328 in the Gumlog area and part of the road is in Stephens County, […]

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Blue Star Marker Dedication Today in Toccoa

Stephens County will receive a Blue Star Memorial Marker later today. A dedication ceremony for the marker, which is being placed at the Stephens County Historical Museum, will be at 2 p.m. today at the historic train depot on Alexander Street in downtown Toccoa. Organizing the ceremony is the Horti-Floral Garden Club. The Blue Star Memorial Marker is a tribute […]

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Doyle St. Pool Now Open

The season is underway at the Doyle Street Pool in Toccoa. On Monday, the city pool opened for the 2015 summer season. This marks the first full season for the new Doyle Street Pool, which the city opened first last August. Camp Fire Georgia is operating the pool for the city of Toccoa. A daily pass is $3 per person […]

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