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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NGTC Adds to Student Affairs Staff

North Georgia Technical College has hired Kay Morgan and Eric Miller, joining the Student Affairs Department on the Clarkesville Campus. “As the new Special Populations and Retention Coordinator, Kay will be an important contributor to NGTC’s student success efforts,” explained Director of Retention and Student Navigation Services Kallan Williams. “Eric, the new High School Coordinator, will continue to develop dual […]

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Multiple Boards Meeting Today; “Project Hummingbird” On Agenda

A possible economic development related issue appears on the agenda for three local boards who have all planned meetings for today. The Stephens County Development Authority has called a meeting for 3:30 p.m. today in its conference room. Listed under Board Action Items is “Project Agreement for Project Hummingbird.” Meanwhile, Stephens County Commissioners are scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. […]

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Renovations Continuing At City-Owned Golf Course

Progress continues on re-opening the city-owned Pines golf course in Toccoa. The nine-hole course on Black Mountain Road has been closed since last summer. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that the renovations are proceeding right on schedule. “The existing equipment up there has been all refurbished,” said Morse. “We are in the process of getting some additional equipment needed. […]

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15 Killed on Ga. Highways Over Memorial Day Weekend

The Georgia Department of Public Safety has said 15 people were killed on the state’s highways over the Memorial Day holiday travel weekend. This year’s holiday travel period ran from 6 p.m. Friday through midnight Monday. One of those traffic fatalities was reported by the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol. Accessnorthga.com reported that a fatal accident took place […]

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Child Injured After Falling Into Pool in Banks Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Banks County authorities are continuing their investigation into how a 4-yr old child fell into a pool. According to Banks County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Sergeant Carissa McFaddin, it happened Monday afternoon at a home on Canter’s Run in Homer. McFaddin said it is not yet clear how the child ended up in the pool […]

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SCHS Holds Band, Auxiliary Awards Program

Stephens County High School band and auxiliary members gather to mark the end of another year. The Stephens County High School Band and Auxiliary held their annual awards ceremony last Tuesday night in the Tugaloo Center for the Perfoming Arts at the high school. Seniors were presented plaques. Stephens County High School Band Director Scott Wilcher said the seniors provided […]

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TFC Baseball Falls in NCCAA World Series Pool Play

The 2015 baseball season for Toccoa Falls College comes to a close in pool play action at last week’s NCCAA World Series in Mason, Ohio. TFC participated in its record seventh straight NCCAA World Series last Wednesday through Saturday. Seeded eighth in the ten-team tournament, TFC was grouped with defending national champions and top-seeded Fresno Pacific, fourth-seeded Palm Beach Atlantic, […]

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Nine Killed on Ga. Highways So Far This Weekend

The Georgia Department of Public Safety is reporting nine traffic fatalities on Georgia highways so far during the Memorial Day holiday travel weekend. Those fatalities were reported by Georgia State Patrol posts in Calhoun, Cumming, Thomasville, and Albany, where there were two, as well as by authorities in Gordon County, Bibb County, Richmond County, and Houston County. The Memorial Day […]

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