Bohannon Named Next Toccoa Finance Director

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The city of Toccoa will stay in its own ranks for its next Finance Director. On Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners voted unanimously to confirm the appointment of the city’s Deputy Finance Director, Becky Bohannon, as the new Finance Director for the city of Toccoa effective November 1. Bohannon will replace Cathy Loudermilk, who is retiring after spending the last four […]

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City Buys Properties Along Currahee Street

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The city of Toccoa will buy two pieces of property along Currahee Street. On Monday, the Toccoa City Commission unanimously approved the real estate sales and purchase agreement for the properties located at 380 West Currahee Street and 488 West Currahee Street. According to Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse, Synovus Bank approached the city about selling it both of these […]

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Shirley Appointed to State Board

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Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley will serve on a state board after his appointment by Governor Nathan Deal. The governor has appointed Shirley to serve as a member of the Board of Commissioners of the Sheriff’s Retirement Fund of Georgia. Shirley said it is an honor to be named to this board. “There are actually six that serve on this […]

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Stephens Co. Commission To Meet Today

The Stephens County Commission is expected to consider a motion to extend a temporary signage moratorium along Highway 17 at its meeting today. County commissioners are scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. During the meeting, the county commission will consider a 90-day extension of the temporary […]

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Currahee Lane Road Announcement

Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that part of Currahee Lane will be shut down for a couple of hours later today. Ayers said that today, Nova Engineering will shut down one lane of the road around the address number of 499 Currahee Lane for about two hours to perform geotechnical drilling for the Georgia Department of Transportation. She went […]

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NGTC Foundation Receives Donation From Church

A north Georgia church makes a large donation to the North Georgia Technical College Foundation. Sharp Memorial United Methodist Church in Young Harris recently donated $5,202.37 from its annual rummage sale to the North Georgia Tech Foundation. According to Foundation Director Cynthia Brown, the funds will be used to provide scholarships for tuition, books and fees for North Georgia Technical […]

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SCHS Volleyball Sweeps Saturday Matches

The Stephens County High School Lady Indian volleyball team sweeps its matches over the weekend. On Saturday, the Lady Indians hosted seven other teams for a playdate at the Currahee Arena. In four matches, the Lady Indians went undefeated. First, Stephens County beat Seneca, South Carolina in three sets. The Lady Indians lost the first set 25-20, but then won […]

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Toccoa Finance Director Retiring

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Toccoa Finance Director Cathy Loudermilk is retiring. Loudermilk has announced that she will be retiring from her position later this year. She has served as the city of Toccoa’s Finance Director since July 2012 after being moved up to Finance Director from the position of Accounting Manager. Loudermilk said she has enjoyed her time with the city of Toccoa, and […]

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SCSO Arrests Man Wanted in Michigan

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A Michigan man is in custody locally, awaiting possible extradition back to that state. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that on Thursday, his office received information from the Port Huron, Michigan Police Department that a person with warrants from their jurisdiction may be in Stephens County. Shirley said that authorities in Michigan were looking for and had warrants on […]

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Chamber Looks Back at Last Year

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The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce looks back at the year that was. During Thursday’s annual awards banquet, the Chamber recapped the last 12 months. Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce President Julie Paysen said that it has been a great year at the Chamber. According to numbers provided by the Chamber, it added 72 new members in the last 12 […]

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