NGTC Celebrates Pinning of Practical Nursing Students

North Georgia Technical College recently celebrated the pinning of practical nursing and pharmacy tech students earlier this month at the Clarksville Campus. The newly renovated Clegg auditorium provided a fitting tone for the recognition of the achievements of the students. Of the individuals who received pins at the ceremony, multiple residents of Stephens County were represented. Morgan Carter, Renee Ledford, […]

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NGTC Photography Instructor Recognized

North Georgia Technical College photography instructor Jeff Gulle is to have his work displayed in the General Collection and The Loan Collection of the Professional Photographers of America’s 2013 International Photographic competition in Phoenix Arizona. Gulle’s “The Rock” and “Watching and Waiting” will be on display alongside other top photographic works from the competition at the International Photographic Exhibition. The […]

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Happenings in Toccoa This Weekend

Happenings in Toccoa This Weekend Some big events in Toccoa are taking place this weekend. This year’s “Jailhouse Rock” fundraiser to benefit the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter will be Saturday night at 6 P.M. at the Currahee Campus of North Georgia Technical College. Humane Shelter board Secretary/Treasurer Angie Garland says this is the organization’s major fundraiser of the year. “This […]

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Sheriff’s Office Investigating Armed Robbery

Sheriff’s Office Investigating Armed Robbery   The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery on Highway 123. According to a report on file, The Sheriff’s Office responded to Highway 123 near Tony’s Gas Station. The victim says that she was parked on the side of the roadway Monday morning, about a mile from Riverdale Road, suffering from a […]

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“GA DOT Has New Web Page”

“GA DOT Has New Web Page” The Georgia Department of Transportation is now offering new information for Georgians interested in current DOT projects this new measure also allows state residents to make suggestion to the department directly. The DOT’s new projects web-page allows resident’s access to descriptions of various projects underway throughout the whole state of Georgia. This also allows […]

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“Economic Development Council Held at NGTC”

“Economic Development Council Held at NGTC” North Georgia Technical College’s Economic Development Department recently hosted its first economic development council. The meeting featured senior manufacturing executives and local school superintendents as participates. Georgia Power Regional Community and Economic Developer Rope Roberts headed the group as they discussed the issue of workforce development in manufacturing in Northeast Georgia. Roberts says that […]

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Stolen Car from Dealership Leads to Car Chase

Stolen Car from Dealership Leads to Car Chase A stolen car and car chase across two counties late Tuesday night results in an arrest. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says it all started with a break-in. “We got a call of an alarm going off at Maypole Chevrolet. The suspect had broken a window out and went in and took […]

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Hellenga Seeking City Seat

Hellenga Seeking City Seat     Another Toccoa Citizen has announced seeking a seat on the Toccoa City Commission. Evan Hellenga tells WNEG News why he has decided to run for the Post 5 seat. “I just felt honestly if you are not happy with some of the things that have occurred in the past, and you sit back and […]

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Armed Robbery Susupect Captured

A month long search for armed robbery suspect Rico Marshall ended Tuesday in Stephens County after a high-speed chase.   Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says Marshall was arrested in connection with an armed robbery in Franklin County.   “Last month he was charged allegedly with holding up an individual in the Gum Log community of Franklin County.  He’s also […]

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Pinkerton named School Board Chairman

Pinkerton named School Board Chairman Tuesday night’s Stephens County Board of Education’s meeting included officially voting in a Chairman and Vice-Chairman. Dr. Elizabeth Pinkerton is now officially Chairman, a role she has served since July 1st. “I’ve been the interim chair for about a month now since Jerry left” says Pinkerton,”I’m ready for our school system to progress with the […]

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