Outgoing NGTC President Honored At Retirement Reception

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North Georgia Technical College bids farewell to retiring President Dr. Gail Thaxton. School and Technical College System of Georgia colleagues, local officials, and other dignitaries gathered at the school’s Clarkesville campus on Tuesday for Thaxton’s retirement reception. Dr. Thaxton has served as North Georgia Technical College President since 2012 when she moved to Habersham County after serving as President at […]

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Prayer Vigil Held in Downtown Toccoa

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A community comes together to pray. Thursday night, Stephens County residents joined local pastors in a prayer vigil in downtown Toccoa for the nation and for the community. Stephens County Commission Chair Dennis Bell called for the event earlier this month in light of events that have taken place across the nation. Bell said he appreciates the support the community […]

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Toccoa Wins Award for Golf Course Clubhouse Project

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Another Toccoa project receives recognition from the state chapter of a national organization. Toccoa Mayor Gail Fry said that city officials traveled to St. Simons earlier this month to again receive an award from the Georgia Chapter of the American Public Works Association. “We received the 2016 Project of the Year Award, Small Cities/Rural Communities, Historic Restoration/Preservation,” said Fry. “It […]

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Back to School Prayer Motorcade Saturday

With school starting next week for students in Stephens County, an annual back to school event is coming up on Saturday. It is the annual Stephens County School System Prayer Motorcade. Jeraldine Hayes and Mary Owenby are again co-coordinating the event. Hayes said that it will start at 8 a.m. Saturday at the new Stephens County Board of Education office. […]

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DOT Suspending Some Lane Closures for Sales Tax Holiday

Shoppers will get a break from road construction this weekend to go along with the state’s suspension of the sales tax for school supplies, clothing, and computer equipment. The Georgia Department of Transportation said it will suspend construction-related lane closures within five miles of a shopping mall or major shopping district on all interstates and major state routes beginning at […]

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Unemployment Jumps in June in Stephens Co., Region

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Stephens County sees its unemployment rate jump in June. According to figures released from the Georgia Department of Labor, Stephens County had a preliminary unemployment rate of 6.0 percent in June. That is up eight-tenths of a percentage point from the revised May rate of 5.2 percent. This June’s unemployment rate is six-tenths of a percentage point lower than last […]

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Search Warrant Leads To Drug Arrest


A Toccoa man faces drug charges after an operation conducted by regional drug agents. Last Friday, the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office says it conducted a search warrant at an address on the 800 block of East Doyle Street in Toccoa with assistance from the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office and Toccoa Police Department. According to authorities, the search warrant concluded […]

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Prayer Vigil Tonight in Downtown Toccoa

A prayer vigil first called for earlier this month by Stephens County Commission Chairman Dennis Bell will take place tonight in downtown Toccoa. Bell called for the event at the July 12 Stephens County Commission meeting in light of recent events across America. At the time, he said people need to come together and pray for the nation’s leaders and […]

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