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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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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