NGTC Gets EMS Grant

USDA Grant

North Georgia Technical College receives a grant for EMS training. NGTC was recently awarded a $97,900 Rural Business Development Grant to improve ambulance-based safety and technology training for Emergency Medical Services Program students. Acting NGTC President Mark Ivester said that the grant will fund the purchase of an ambulance and related technology for the emergency medical students to access. In […]

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SCHS Splits With Rabun Co. in Home Hoops


The Stephens County Indian boys’ basketball team picks up its third straight win. Stephens County jumped out to an 11-point first quarter lead and never looked back in beating Rabun County Tuesday night at the Currahee Arena by a 76-66 score. DeUndra Singleton led the Indians with 23 points. Also scoring in double figures for Stephens County was Nunu Walker […]

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SCHS Wrestling Takes 7th In Weekend Tournament

Stephens County High School’s wrestling program brings home numerous top finishes from this past weekend’s King of the Mountain wrestling tournament. Jake Murray won a tournament championship for the Indians at the 138-pound weight class. Meanwhile, two Indians brought home third place finishes. They were Javon Jones at 132 pounds and Jay Stowe at 145 pounds. Also finishing in the […]

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Toccoa Christmas Parade Winners Announced


The winners are in for this year’s Toccoa Christmas Parade. Winners were announced on Monday by the Toccoa Woman’s Club. According to the Woman’s Club, the “Best Overall” award went to Cub Scout Pack 77. The “Best School” award went to the Stephens County High School band. This year’s award for “Best Church or Civic Group” went to the Toccoa […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

Stephens County Commissioners will wrap up their calendar year with a meeting this morning. County commissioners will meet at 8:30 a.m. for a regularly scheduled meeting in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. This is the final scheduled meeting of the year for the Stephens County Commission. County commissioners will begin their meeting at […]

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Local Residents Pass Economic Development Academy

A number of local residents are now graduates of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development. Recently, five Stephens County residents went through the academy’s 2015 Region 2 Multi-Day Training Program and graduated at a ceremony last month. They are Deborah Gibby, Rick Phillips, Clay Fisher, Julie Paysen, and Tammy Riddle. The Academy’s multi-day program, taught one day a month over […]

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Franklin Co. Searching For Attorney … Or Not

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia They’re searching for a new county attorney, but they’re not. …officially. Franklin County’s Board of Commissioners have decided to form a search committee to review applications for the County Attorney position – but they claim they are not looking for a new county attorney. Current county attorney Bubba Samuels’ contract is up the end […]

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Historic Plaque Unveiled at Hayes of Toccoa

Main Street Toccoa unveils the latest in its yearly series of historic plaques. The newest plaque in this year’s series was unveiled last Thursday at a ceremony at Hayes of Toccoa on Pond Street in downtown Toccoa. Members of the Tabor family, former employees of Tabor Motor Company and current employees of Hayes of Toccoa, the Toccoa Historic Preservation Commission, […]

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