NGTC President To Serve As Interim President at Athens Tech in Temporary Move

North Georgia Technical College President Dr. Gail Thaxton will be helping out a neighboring technical college in an interim role for a short time this summer. Starting next month, Thaxton will act as Interim President at Athens Technical College while the search for a permanent replacement for retiring Dr. Flora Tydings is conducted. The Technical College System of Georgia said […]

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Toccoa Starts Summer Movies Tonight

A busy summer of events in downtown Toccoa gets underway tonight as Main Street Toccoa opens up its annual series of summer movies. This is the 3rd annual series where Main Street Toccoa will show a movie every Thursday night in June and July at the Schaefer Center, located on the corner of Broad and Doyle streets in downtown Toccoa. […]

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All OK After Reported Swimmer in Distress Call

Reports indicate everybody is okay after an apparent swimmer in distress call on Lake Hartwell Wednesday. It reportedly happened around the Jenkins Ferry area. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said it involved a swimmer who was out in a john boat and somehow ended up in the water. Shirley said EMS and first responders got to the scene and were […]

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Toccoa Water Quality Report Available

The city of Toccoa is reminding residents that its annual water quality report for calendar year 2014 is now available. This report contains information about the source and quality of the drinking water produced by the city of Toccoa. Paper copies of the report are available in the Customer Service Lobby or in the Utilities Department at Toccoa City Hall. […]

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ARC Head Visits Toccoa

The city of Toccoa receives a visit from a top official for a multi-state agency. Last Friday, the Executive Director of the Appalachian Regional Commission, Scott Hamilton, visited Toccoa to meet with local leaders from the city and county. The Applachian Regional Commission, or ARC, is a regional economic development agency that represents a partnership of federal, state, and local […]

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Local Agencies Conduct Emergency Management Drill

Local agencies take time out of their week to practice response to an emergency situation. Tuesday, a number of agencies participated in a Regional Emergency Management Drill. The drill was taking place in a number of northeast Georgia counties. In Toccoa, the site for the drill was on Falls Road. Stephens County Hospital Director of Nursing Faye Taylor said that […]

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