Stephens Co. School System, State Meet On FY 14 Audit

The Stephens County school system and state auditors are getting started on the process of completing the school system’s Fiscal Year 2014 audit. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said he met with state auditors this week about starting to prepare the school system’s financial statements. “We met with them so that we could get a list of the documents […]

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Stephens Co. Planning Commission Names Chair, Vice Chair

The Stephens County Planning Commission appoints its chair and vice-chair for the next year. The planning commission held its monthly meeting Tuesday night at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. During that meeting, the planning commission re-elected Mark Smith to serve as the board’s chair for the next 12 months. This is Smith’s second year as Planning Commission […]

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Land Use Into Second Year in Stephens Co.

Land use is into its second year of existence in Stephens County. The Stephens County Commission passed a land use ordinance in March 2014 by a 4-1 vote and implementation began immediately after. One year in, Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that the administration of that ordinance has gone well overall. She said that land use has allowed county […]

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Indians Sweep War Eagles

A second strong offensive performance propels Stephens County to a sweep of Chestatee. Wednesday, the Indians went on the road and used a six-run third inning as a springboard to an 11-1, five-inning win over the War Eagles in Region 8-AAAA baseball play. Leading 2-1 after two innings, Stephens County sent ten men to the plate in the top of […]

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NGTC Seeking Award Nominations

North Georgia Technical College is currently seeking nominations for its annual Alumni Awards. The school holds its annual Alumni Awards Luncheon and Annual Meeting on June 13 at the school’s Clarkesville campus. Nominations are currently being sought for those to be recognized in the categories of Young Alumni, Career Achievement, and Hall of Fame Award recipients. The Young Alumni Award […]

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Grant Money To Help Area Recreation Projects

Area projects get some help thanks to some grant money. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced that the U.S. Forest Service Panther Creek Trail in Stephens and Habersham counties has received a $77,000 grant. Panther Creek was one of 27 projects across the state to receive a total of $2.5 million in grant money. Georgia DNR Trail Grant […]

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Great American Cleanup Starting in Stephens Co.

Volunteers are taking time starting this month for some spring cleaning across Stephens County. It is time once again for the annual Great American Cleanup. The Great American Cleanup is a nationwide event in its 17th year that brings volunteers together to remove litter and debris, clean up waterways, reduce waste, and educate people about keeping communities clean. Keep Toccoa-Stephens […]

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NGTC AC Tech Program Re-accredited

North Georgia Technical College’s Air Conditioning Technology program receives re-accreditation. The re-accreditation was completed successfully last month. It was conducted by HVAC Excellence, an affiliate of the ESCO Group. According to North Georgia Technical College, HVAC Excellence is a not-for-profit organization created in 1994 to improve the technical workforce of the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration industry through quality […]

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