Ivester Officially Named Next NGTC President


It’s official. Dr. Mark Ivester of Toccoa will take over as North Georgia Technical College President on August 1. Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Gretchen Corbin made that announcement after the state board of the Technical College System of Georgia voted unanimously during its monthly meeting Thursday to accept the recommendation of Ivester. Ivester will be the sixth president […]

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Relay for Life Tonight in Stephens County

Stephens County will come together tonight in the ongoing fight against cancer. The Relay for Life of Stephens County is taking place tonight from 6 p.m. to midnight at a new location, the Stephens County Recreation Department football field off of Rose Lane. Local American Cancer Society Community Manager Cameron Lopez said that they are looking forward to a fun […]

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Ida Cox Music Series Kicks Off Saturday

An annual music series kicks off another year this Saturday night in downtown Toccoa. Toccoa Main Street’s annual Ida Cox Music Series starts on Saturday night. Each Saturday night in June and July, starting at 7 p.m., performers will take the stage on Doyle Street in downtown Toccoa. The concerts are free to attend each Saturday night. Main Street Events […]

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Toccoa Rookie League Teams Both In Action Tonight

The Toccoa Rookie League baseball All-Stars stay alive in the district tournament. Thursday, Toccoa beat Madison in an elimination bracket game, 13-12. That moves Toccoa on to another elimination bracket game tonight at 8:15 p.m. against Franklin in Rabun County. Meanwhile, the Toccoa Rookie League softball All-Stars will play for a district title tonight. Toccoa faces Hart in the championship […]

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Toccoa McDonald’s Holds Ribbon Cutting

McDonald’s of Toccoa is celebrating its grand re-opening of its main dining room. As part of that celebration, the restaurant held a Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting on Tuesday afternoon to unveil the re-modeling work that was done. More than a year ago, McDonald’s in Toccoa renovated its drive-thru to add a second lane for orders. Toccoa McDonald’s Owner […]

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New Mural Going Up in Downtown Hartwell

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A new mural is about to be completed in downtown Hartwell. The mural on the side of a building on Forest Avenue at the intersection with Franklin Street in Hartwell should be completed sometime this week. Hartwell Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Henley Cleary said the artist is Lorie Sholtus of Douglasville. Cleary said […]

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Seven Apply For BOE Vacancy


The Stephens County Board of Education has seven names on the list to choose from to fill one of its two currently vacant seats. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said that seven people have applied to fill the seat left vacant by the resignation of Jeff Webb from the board in late April. Those names are T. Craig Beatty, […]

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Two Arrested in Stephens Co. Commercial Burglary

Two Stephens County men face charges in multiple counties after a reported commercial burglary. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, a business in Bell’s Plaza off of Big A Road reported that its rear door had been pried open early on Tuesday, May 17. “The suspects had pried open a steel door on the back of the business and […]

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Summer Movies Start At Schaefer Center Today

Toccoa is beginning its series of “Summer Movies at the Schaefer Center” today. Today is the first movie as “Cinderella” will be shown. Movies will be shown every Thursday through June and July. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said they are excited to show a great series of movies over the course of the summer months. “We are […]

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