Heritage Falls Premieres Tonight in Toccoa

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Toccoa and Stephens County will star on its own silver screen tonight. “Heritage Falls,” the movie which filmed in Toccoa and Stephens County earlier this year, will premiere tonight at the Ritz Theatre at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. There will be three showings of the film at the Schaefer Center. Tonight and Friday, the movie will start at […]

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New Board Members at NGTC

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A Stephens County resident is among the newest members of the North Georgia Technical College Board of Directors. The school recently welcomed three new members to its Board of Directors, installing them during the board’s August meeting held at the school’s Currahee Campus in Stephens County. Representing Stephens County as a new member is Barry Roberts. He is the Director […]

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Whidby Appointed to GMRC Council

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Former Franklin County Commissioner Angela Whidby said she is excited about her new role on the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission Council. Last week, Governor Nathan Deal announced his appointments to each of the 11 Regional Commission Councils statewide. Whidby credited recommendations from State Senator John Wilkinson and State Representative Alan Powell for her appointment. […]

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Wilkinson Again Part of Annual UGA Farm Tour

50th District State Senator John Wilkinson helps lead an annual agriculture tour for University of Georgia President Jere Morehead. Wilkinson, along with Morehead, State Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, and other state and university officials took the fourth annual state agriculture tour, this time through middle and south Georgia, Wednesday. A press release from the Georgia Department of Agriculture stated that […]

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GDOT Working to Install Smart Signals

The Georgia Department of Transportation says it has deployed state-of-the-art “smart” signals at 1,000 intersections throughout Georgia. The project, in partnership with Intelight, Inc., is part of a statewide upgrade which converts traffic lights in Georgia to an up-to-the-second traffic signal controller technology. According to the Georgia DOT, the new software provides significant improvements to how it and local agencies […]

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SCHS Softball Wins Over Hart

Stephens County High School softball picks up another non-region win versus an area rival. Tuesday, the Lady Indians traveled to face Hart County in a game that was moved due to a scheduling conflict. The move did not matter as the Lady Indians put another one in the win column, winning over the Lady Bulldogs, 7-1. Karly Smith, who was […]

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Toccoa HPC To Review Its Design Guidelines

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Toccoa’s Historic Preservation Commission will look at updating its rules and regulations. Last week, the HPC met with Joe Rothwell. He is the Historic Preservation Planner for the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission. Rothwell and the HPC talked about the board’s current guidelines and the opportunity to update them. Toccoa Community Development Director Connie Tabor said that the sides agreed to […]

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Coan To Swim This Week

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Local Paralympian McKenzie Coan will take to the water for her first two events in Rio this week. Opening ceremonies for the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janiero, Brazil are taking place today. Coan will swim in her first two events on Thursday and Friday. On Thursday, she will compete in the 100-meter backstroke event and then she will compete […]

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