Local Industry Plant Manager Featured In Publication

The plant manager at a local industry is being featured in a national publication. Cope Closet Concepts Plant Manager Derrick Woody is being featured in an edition of National Hardwood Magazine in the Who’s Who section. National Hardwood Magazine is published monthly and focuses on industry news for both buyers and suppliers of hardwood lumber. Woody has been the Plant […]

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Oglesby Questions City’s Vision for Youth

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One of the individuals wanting use of a currently unused field at Alewine Park in Toccoa is questioning the city’s decision to use the land for a burn building for the fire department to train on. Evan Oglesby spoke to Toccoa City Commissioners on Monday. Oglesby wanted to fix up and use a currently unused third field at Alewine Park […]

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Public Health Officials Warn of Zika Virus

Public health officials in Georgia are urging people to be aware and use caution to help keep the Zika virus from establishing itself in Georgia. State Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald said that so far, there have been nine confirmed cases of Zika virus in Georgia, all of which were acquired by people traveling. She said none […]

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Banks Co. Burglary Remains Under Investigation

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Banks County authorities are asking for the public’s help to locate the suspects responsible for a burglary at the Country Boys Sports store. Banks County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Sgt. Carissa McFaddin said it happened during the early morning hours Friday. McFaddin said that at about 4:15am last Friday, Banks County Sheriff’s Office deputies were […]

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NGTC Does Well At SkillsUSA State Competition

A host of North Georgia Technical College students are state medal winners after competing at the recent State SkillsUSA competition. This year, 26 North Georgia Tech students competed in their respective fields of study, and 18 earned medals in their competitions. Meanwhile, four students who placed first will travel to Louisville, Kentucky, in June to compete at the 52nd annual […]

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Indians Fall At Home to N. Hall in Baseball

The North Hall Trojans evened up their Region 8-AAAA baseball series with a resounding 18-3 win over the Stephens County Indians Monday night at the Reservation in Toccoa. North Hall scored in every inning but the fourth inning, starting off with three runs in the top of the first inning. Dylan Simpson drove in a run in the fourth inning […]

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Donahue Receives Boys and Girls Club Award

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A long-time board member and supporter of the Boys and Girls Club in Toccoa-Stephens County receives national recognition. At the Boys and Girls Club’s 24th annual benefit dinner on March 15, Gary Donahue was awarded the Boys and Girls Club of America’s prestigious National Medallion Award for his unusually devoted service to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Toccoa-Stephens County. […]

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Mountain Judicial Circuit Hires New A.D.A.

The Mountain Judicial Circuit has a new Assistant District Attorney. Current District Attorney George Christian recently announced the appointment of Ben Green to the post of Assistant D.A. for the Mountain Judicial Circuit. Christian said Green will serve the circuit as the narcotics prosecutor for Stephens, Habersham, and Rabun counties. In that role, Christian said Green will lead any state […]

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