NGTC Announces 2017 GOAL Winner

Gina Sneed of Blue Ridge, Ga., was named North Georgia Technical College’s 2017 Georgia Occupational Award for Leadership (GOAL) student at a recent Habersham Rotary meeting. Nominated by her instructor Deborah Shelton, Sneed is a nursing student at the Blairsville NGTC campus. GOAL candidates are nominated by an instructor and must maintain a least a 3.0 GPA and demonstrate strong […]

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Two Injured in Monday Morning Accident

Details are out regarding Monday morning’s accident at a busy Toccoa intersection. The accident occurred during the 7 a.m. hour at the intersection of Big A Road with Fernside Drive and Rose Lane. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, a Stephens County Sheriff’s Office 2015 Dodge Charger was traveling south on Big A Road in the […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

Stephens County Commissioners will meet today for a regularly scheduled business meeting. The county commission is scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. County commissioners are first scheduled to hold a public hearing for a proposed change to the alcohol ordinance regarding applications, along with a public […]

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County Job Tax Credit Tiers Released By State

New state guidelines are changing the state job tax credits that Stephens County businesses might be eligible for moving forward. Recently, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs released its county job tax credit tiers for 2017. In that release, Stephens County went from a Tier 2 county to a Tier 3 county. The tier ranking of a county determines how […]

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BBB Offers Tips For Those Considering Work-At-Home Opportunities

The Better Business Bureau is alerting consumers looking to supplement their income with work-at-home opportunities to be careful. According to the BBB, these offers often peak after the holidays and appeal to people looking for extra income to reduce a debt burden and while there are legitimate work-at-home offers, the real opportunities require experience, do not make outlandish claims about […]

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Stephens Co. Preparing for E-SPLOST Election

Stephens County voters will be heading to the polls this Spring for another election. In March, voters in Stephens County will decide whether or not to continue to one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for Education by approving a renewed E-SPLOST. Stephens County school system officials are proposing that a newly renewed E-SPLOST, if approved by voters, focus on […]

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Wet Weekend in Stephens Co.

There is a chance of more showers today after a wet and stormy weekend in northeast Georgia. Storms moved through Stephens County and the region over the weekend, dumping heavy rain and bringing some high winds. Between 7 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. Sunday, downtown Toccoa received 1.52 inches of rain. Then, another .65 inches of rain was recorded at […]

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DOT To Work On I-85 in Franklin Co.

The Georgia Department of Transportation said it will be doing some road work this week on Interstate 85 in Franklin County. According to the DOT, contractors with the agency will be installing new Weigh-in-Motion Equipment on I-85 near Lavonia. DOT officials said that alternating single lane closures will be necessary to complete this work. The DOT said the work will […]

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