NGTC Names Rick Perkins Award Winner

North Georgia Technical College names its nominee for this year’s Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Education. This year’s winner at North Georgia Tech is Pamela Segers. Segers serves as Instructor and Program Coordinator for the Criminal Justice program. Each year, faculty and staff at North Georgia Technical College nominate instructors who exemplify excellence in teaching. The nominees then […]

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Prescribed Burn Announced For Today

A prescribed burn will take place starting later this morning in the Toccoa area. According to the U.S. Forest Service, crews will be conducting the prescribed burn on about 1200 acres along the Davidson Creek area, in a stretch between the city of Toccoa’s pumping station and Prather Bridge Road. Portions of the burn will be in both Stephens County […]

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SCDA Issues Report to City, County Commissioners

Local leaders receive an update from the Stephens County Development Authority. Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin spoke with Toccoa City Commissioners on Monday and Stephens County Commissioners on Tuesday. Martin said that while the announcement from Caterpillar that it is closing its Stephens County facility over the next two years, costing the county about 120 jobs, remains front and […]

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Toccoa Commission, Staff Holds Planning Retreat

Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse says he thought this week’s city planning retreat went very well. City commissioners, Morse, and city department heads met for the retreat Monday afternoon at the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room in downtown Toccoa. Morse said he felt the retreat accomplished quite a bit. “I felt we had a very productive and a very orderly and […]

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State Releases Stephens Co. December Unemployment Figures

Preliminary state unemployment figures are out for Stephens County for the month of December. According to those figures from the state’s Labor Department, Stephens County had a 6.2 percent preliminary unemployment rate for December. That is unchanged from the revised November rate, which was also 6.2 percent. It is eight-tenths of a percentage point lower than the revised December 2013 […]

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Stephens Co. Has Great Weekend At Special Olympic State Winter Games

Stephens County Special Olympic athletes are back home after a successful trip to state competition. A number of Special Olympians from Stephens County competed this past weekend in the State Winter Games in Marietta. They competed in basketball skills and bowling competitions against athletes from all over the state. Overall, Stephens County Special Olympic athletes brought home 6 gold medals, […]

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Still No Wilbros Appeal of Last Week’s Ruling

There is still no word of an appeal by Wilbros of last week’s ruling by an administrative law judge upholding the Environmental Protection Division’s decision to revoke solid waste and wastewater permits from the Rose Lane facility at the center of an odor controversy in Stephens County. Stephens County Attorney Brian Ranck said that as of Tuesday, no appeal had […]

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Hartwell Veteran Receives French Honor

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Hartwell A Hartwell man and World War II veteran is honored by the French Government for his service in helping liberate France from the Nazis. 91-year old Arthur Mohor was among twelve veterans and three Northeast Georgians who were in Atlanta Tuesday to receive the National Order of the Legion of Honor medal. The medal […]

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Stephens Co. Receives Good Audit Report

Stephens County receives a clean opinion on its Fiscal Year 2014 audit. Meredith Lipson with the county’s auditing firm of Mauldin and Jenkins appeared before county commissioners Tuesday to make her annual audit report for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2014. She said the county received the clean audit opinion, which is the opinion the county wants to […]

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