Railroad Work Closing Currahee St. Intersection

Traffic on Currahee Street in Toccoa will be affected by maintenance on a railroad crossing this coming week. Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope said Hartwell Railroad has planned to do some work on a railroad crossing on Currahee Street today and tomorrow. “The crossing is West Currahee Street near the intersection of Meeks and Fig Streets,” said Pope, […]

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Stephens Co. School Open Houses Set

Preparations continue for a new school year in Stephens County. The new year starts in less than a month and Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey says that work to get ready for the new year continues. He said that work, which includes the re-structuring of grades Pre-Kindergarten through five, has gone well to this point, but continues over the […]

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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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