NGTC Names New Position

A new position is starting up at North Georgia Technical College. Kallan Williams has accepted the position of Director of Retention and Student Navigation Services at North Georgia Technical College. Beginning this Academic Year, the Technical College System of Georgia created this position, and each of the colleges in the system will have a Student Navigator. In his new role, […]

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Toccoa Commission Waiving City Building Permit Fees

The city of Toccoa is waiving building permit fees for the rest of the current fiscal year. Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously voted first to approve a modified building permit fee schedule. Then, commissioners immediately followed that by voting to waive all building permit fees beginning immediately through June 30, 2015. Toccoa Mayor Gail Fry said this could be a […]

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EPD, Wilbros Heading Back In Front of Appeal Judge Today

The hearing to decide Wilbros’ appeal of the administrative order from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division calling on the facility to close resumes today in Atlanta. Administrative Law Judge Ronit Walker will continue to hear the appeal for the Office of State Administrative Hearings. According to the current calendar, the hearing will continue Wednesday and Thursday in Atlanta as well. […]

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Toccoa Street Re-surfacing Project Continues

Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse says a street re-surfacing project underway in the city will likely take into next week. Morse updated commissioners on the project at their meeting Monday. He said that crews doing the work hoped to have five streets completely re-surfaced by the end of the day Monday, leaving 20 to go. “We have at least another […]

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Stephens Co. Commission To Meet Later Today

Stephens County Commissioners will hold a regularly scheduled meeting later today. County commissioners will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. At 5:30 p.m., Stephens County Commissioners will start with a work session to discuss items on today’s business meeting agenda. County commissioners will immediately follow the work session […]

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TFC Soccer Seasons Start

The soccer season is underway at Toccoa Falls College. Both the men’s and women’s teams opened their seasons on Saturday at Bryan College. In the women’s game, the Lady Eagles fell to Bryan by a final score of 5-2. TFC’s women got goals from Lizz Rice in the 19th minute and Gabby Ellis, who tallied her first career goal in […]

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Nobody Hurt in Friday Fire

Toccoa Fire Chief Tommy Ayers said nobody was hurt in a house fire late last week in the city. Ayers said Toccoa fire crews responded to a Julia Lane home on Friday, just after 9 p.m. He said a fire caused heavy damage to the kitchen and attic and smoke damage elsewhere throughout the home. Ayers said the cause of […]

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Police Blotter

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a number of reported thefts. According to a report on file, a deputy responded to a Howard Road residence on August 18, where a woman told the Sheriff’s Office that someone took approximately $250 in miscellaneous items from the premises that day. Meanwhile, a Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a residence on Hilton […]

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