UGA Student Working With City of Toccoa

Leaders in Toccoa are collaborating with a University of Georgia landscape architecture student on downtown improvement projects this summer through the school’s Downtown Renaissance Fellowship. UGA landscape architecture student Megan Hull was selected to work with the city and Institute of Government faculty on summer-long projects like streetscape improvements, park and green space planning, and corridor entrance design. Hull is […]

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Northern LL Wins 10-11 States in Toccoa

Northern Little League of Columbus takes the state 10 and 11-year-old Little League baseball tournament title in Toccoa. The state tourney wrapped up last Friday night at the Doyle Street Park in Toccoa. In the championship round, Northern wrapped up its undefeated run through the tournament by defeating Oconee County Little League, 8-1. It was the second loss for Oconee […]

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Kay Joins Vaughn Practice

North Georgia Orthopaedics, an affiliate of the Toccoa Clinic, welcomes certified physician assistant, Richard A. Kay, to its practice. Kay is a retired Army captain, having served in medical capacities in Washington, Colorado, California and in Germany. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and Master’s degree from the University of Nebraska. Kay joins Dr. Chris Vaughn’s […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Adjusts 2015-2016 School Calendar

The Stephens County Board of Education adjusts the 2015-2016 school calendar to add in four more days to the calendar. School board members unanimously approved the calendar change at a called meeting and work session on Thursday. This coming year’s school calendar required adjustment because on Monday, the Stephens County Board of Education approved a tentative budget that lowered the […]

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Little League State 10-11 BB Tourney Wrapping Up in Toccoa

A state champion could be crowned as early as tonight in the state 10 and 11-year-old Little League baseball tournament taking place in Toccoa. The tournament’s championship round gets underway this evening at the Doyle Street Park. Squaring off for the state championship are Northern Little League from Columbus and Oconee County Little League. Northern is undefeated in the tournament, […]

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Carol Jackson Joins NGTC Staff

A former northeast Georgia political leader is joining the staff at North Georgia Technical College. Former state senator Carol Jackson joined the North Georgia Technical College team on Wednesday, July 1, as Associate Vice President for Economic Development. North Georgia Technical College Vice President for Economic Development Dr. Mark Ivester says that Jackson’s experience in owning and operating small businesses […]

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I-85 Welcome Center Closing for Repairs

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Beginning next week, the Georgia Welcome Center on Interstate 85 in Lavonia will be getting a much-needed facelift. That means the Welcome Center will be closed while repairs and upgrades are taking place. The Georgia Department of Transportation will be making the repairs in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Economic Development. Georgia DOT […]

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SR 51 Sinkhole Repair Wins Award

An area Department of Transportation project receives special recognition. The Georgia Chapter of the American Public Works Association presented the Georgia Department of Transportation with Project of the Year for Emergency Repairs for its repair of a sinkhole on Highway 51 at Lake Hartwell in 2014. A sinkhole ten feet square and 20 feet deep opened on May 6, 2014 […]

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