Hartwell Hosts Polar Bear Plunge Saturday

By Charles Robertson, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The 21st annual Polar bear Plunge and Winter Festival on Lake Hartwell has been moved. The Plunge will still take place Saturday along with the Winter Festival and Chili Cookoff. However, while it was originally set to be at the Big Oaks Recreation Area this year, the event has been moved back to the […]

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Leadership Toccoa Graduates Classes

Leadership Toccoa-Stephens County graduates another group of adults and youth. The graduation ceremony took place back on Thursday, February 16 for the 13 adults that went through the adult Leadership class, as well as the 21 high school seniors that went through the youth class. This year’s guest speaker at the graduation ceremony was Mrs. Ginger Herring, the President of […]

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ASI Is Project Orange, Announces Stephens Co. Expansion

Officials release more details on an economic development project in Stephens County. The Georgia Department of Economic Development today is identifying “Project Orange” as an expansion by ASI Southeast in Stephens County. ASI Southeast, which makes washroom accessories, toilet partitions, and lockers, is building a new $16 million manufacturing facility in Toccoa that will create 50 jobs. The building, located […]

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NGTC Part of Agreement With Irish School

North Georgia Technical College is opening the international door for Engineering Technology students. Leaders of the Waterford Institute of Technology in Ireland and the Technical College System of Georgia recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding that establishes a partnership giving Georgia and Irish students expanded educational opportunities. North Georgia Technical College was selected as one of two Georgia technical colleges […]

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Big A Elementary Principal Retiring

Big A Elementary School will have a new principal next year. Dr. Phyllis Carson has announced her retirement effective on May 31 and it was accepted by the Stephens County Board of Education at their meeting on Tuesday. Also at Tuesday’s meeting, the Board of Education accepted the resignation of Stephens County High School Assistant Prinicipal and CTAE Director Natalie […]

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New Sound System At Schaefer Center

The new sound system at the Ritz Theatre at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa is complete. City officials say that the new system was installed two weeks ahead of schedule. Christian Hamilton with Main Street Toccoa said the new system not only has surround sound for movies and a state-of-the art speaker and microphone system for concerts, but it […]

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