Historic Plaques Installed At City Golf Course

The city of Toccoa installs three special historic plaques at the Links at Toccoa to honor Camp Toccoa. City officials installed the plaques shortly before the D-Day Banquet on June 3, held at the Links golf course. According to the city of Toccoa, the first plaque honors the history of the Camp Toccoa building located at the Links itself. Meanwhile, […]

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BOE Sets Dates For Interviews On Vacancy


The Stephens County Board of Education will interview candidates for one of its two vacant seats next month. Last week, Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey announced that a called meeting of the school board had been set for Thursday, July 7 at 5:30 p.m. to interview candidates for the seat left vacant by the resignation of Jeff Webb from […]

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Nifco KTW Project Recognized Again

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Stephens County and Nifco KTW receive yet another recognition from a national publication. Area Development magazine recently honored Georgia with a “Silver Shovel” award for economic development for states its size. As part of that, the magazine listed the Nifco KTW project in Stephens County as one of the top 10 projects in Georgia last year. According to Stephens County […]

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Toccoa Commission Meets Today

A brief agenda awaits Toccoa City Commissioners for their first meeting for the month of June. The Toccoa City Commission meets today at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. Today’s city commission meeting agenda has only two items on it. First, city commissioners are scheduled to receive a mid-year update on progress towards their goals for the city for 2016. […]

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Eaton Confirms 21 Recent Layoffs

A Stephens County company confirms layoffs took place last month. The Eaton Corporation confirmed to WNEG News that management met with employees at the Eastanollee facility back on May 10 to inform them of the company’s plans to reduce the workforce there by 21 positions. A company official said that Eaton, and industrial manufacturing in general, experienced a full year […]

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Former Piedmont ADA Charged With Theft

A former assistant district attorney for the Piedmont Judicial Circuit is out on bond after being indicted on theft charges. On June 2, 32-year-old Samuel Elias Skelton was indicted on thirty-three counts of theft by taking. The indictment was issued upon the conclusion of a criminal investigation conducted by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation that started in August 2015. According […]

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Lavonia Streetscape Project Out to Bid

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The city of Lavonia is finally getting to move forward with its long-planned Streetscape project. At its regular meeting last Monday, Lavonia City Manager Charles Cawthon told the City Council and Mayor Ralph Owens he expects the project to begin soon. “We have a bid date of June 30th and we’re hoping to get […]

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Roof Work Underway At Toccoa City Hall

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Crews are beginning work on the roof at Toccoa City Hall. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said John’s Roofing is currently replacing the roof on the newer part, or the addition, at the back of City Hall, as well as the roof for the part of the building that connects the addition to the original building. Morse said that the […]

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