NGTC Seeking Award Nominations

North Georgia Technical College is currently seeking nominations for its annual Alumni Awards. The school holds its annual Alumni Awards Luncheon and Annual Meeting on June 13 at the school’s Clarkesville campus. Nominations are currently being sought for those to be recognized in the categories of Young Alumni, Career Achievement, and Hall of Fame Award recipients. The Young Alumni Award […]

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Grant Money To Help Area Recreation Projects

Area projects get some help thanks to some grant money. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced that the U.S. Forest Service Panther Creek Trail in Stephens and Habersham counties has received a $77,000 grant. Panther Creek was one of 27 projects across the state to receive a total of $2.5 million in grant money. Georgia DNR Trail Grant […]

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Great American Cleanup Starting in Stephens Co.

Volunteers are taking time starting this month for some spring cleaning across Stephens County. It is time once again for the annual Great American Cleanup. The Great American Cleanup is a nationwide event in its 17th year that brings volunteers together to remove litter and debris, clean up waterways, reduce waste, and educate people about keeping communities clean. Keep Toccoa-Stephens […]

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NGTC AC Tech Program Re-accredited

North Georgia Technical College’s Air Conditioning Technology program receives re-accreditation. The re-accreditation was completed successfully last month. It was conducted by HVAC Excellence, an affiliate of the ESCO Group. According to North Georgia Technical College, HVAC Excellence is a not-for-profit organization created in 1994 to improve the technical workforce of the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration industry through quality […]

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Police Blotter

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office said it is investigating a recent burglary at a home on a private drive off of Rock Creek Road. Authorities were called to the residence last Thursday, April 2. The victim told the deputy that it appeared as if someone had broken into the residence forcibly and stolen several items. The incident also resulted in […]

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Drug Dealer in Franklin Co. Sentenced

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A repeat drug offender is off the streets of Franklin County. On Monday, 37-year old Chad Ashley Jacobs of Royston pleaded guilty to possession of more than 200 grams of methamphetamine. Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White said Jacobs is a repeat offender who was sentenced without the possibility of parole. “He pleaded […]

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Rabies Case Confirmed in Stephens Co.

A case of rabies has been confirmed in the southeastern part of Stephens County. The Stephens County Environmental Health Department posted a letter Friday to residents in the Seven Forks Road and Tahoe Trail area of Stephens County that a dog had been found in that area that tested positive for rabies. Seven Forks Road and Tahoe Trail are located […]

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