Stephens Co. Commission Extends E-911 Maintenance Agreement

Stephens County Commissioners vote to extend a maintenance services agreement for the county’s E-911 department equipment. In a called meeting Tuesday, county commissioners approved a 12-month extension of the current agreement with Motorola. At its regular business meeting last week, the commission had passed an extension of the same agreement to last for one quarter of the year. However, Stephens […]

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Fire in Franklin Co. Destroys Camper

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Donations of clothing, food and household items are being requested for a Franklin County family who lost everything Monday morning when their home burned to the ground. It happened at about 9 a.m. Monday just off of Highway 328 in the Gumlog community of Franklin County. Gumlog Volunteer Fire Department Chief Robert Massey said […]

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Weigh In Motion Work Ongoing On I-85 in Franklin Co.

Work in Franklin County to install new Weigh-in-Motion equipment is underway this week. Contractors with the Georgia Department of Transportation are installing the new equipment on Interstate 85 near Lavonia. They began to work last night and will continue through Friday. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Katie Strickland said that work will take place between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 […]

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NGTC Foundation Raises Tens of Thousands for Fall Scholarships

Hundreds of students are receiving help to attend North Georgia Technical College thanks to the school’s foundation. Recently, the North Georgia Technical College Foundation announced that it awarded more than $60,000 in scholarships this past semester, providing financial assistance to 246 students for the Fall 2016 semester by bridging the gap between financial resources they had available and the funds […]

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Toccoa Approves Election Ordinance

Toccoa sets the schedule for its city commission election this Fall. On Monday, city commissioners unanimously approved the General Election Ordinance that sets all the dates and fees for the November election. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse did note that there are a couple of differences this year in the qualifying process. “There are two things that are different from […]

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Toccoa Streetscape Prep Work Planned

Preparations are scheduled to get underway for the next phase of the downtown Toccoa streetscape project this week. The Toccoa Main Street office said that in anticipation of the construction of Phase Six Streetscape in downtown Toccoa, saw-cutting will take place on Wednesday, February 1 beginning at approximately 8:30 a.m. According to Toccoa Main Street, the contractor will be cutting […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Calls Morning Meeting

Stephens County Commissioners have announced a called meeting that will take place later this morning. Today’s called meeting of the Stephens County Commission will take place at 10 a.m. in the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. There is only one item on the agenda for the called meeting. That is consideration of a motion to authorize the county […]

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NGPG Toccoa Clinic Holds Ribbon Cutting

A local health care facility comes together to celebrate a new beginning. Thursday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for NGPG Toccoa Clinic, the former Toccoa Clinic, at its administrative offices in the Foothills Centre on Big A Road in Toccoa. The Northeast Georgia Physicians Group took over the clinic last Fall and put it under […]

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