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TenCate Donates to NGTC Foundation

July 27, 2015
TenCate Donates to NGTC Foundation

A northeast Georgia industry is providing scholarship money to North Georgia Technical College. Recently, the North Georgia Technical College Foundation announced that it had received a donation from TenCate Geosynthetics. The foundation said that the funds will be used for scholarships for students with documented financial need who are enrolled in the Industrial Systems...

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SCDA Provides Updates on NIFCO, Sark

July 24, 2015

Progress continues for two industries in the process of moving into Stephens County. First, the Stephens County Development Authority unanimously approved a temporary lease agreement with NIFCO KTW at a called meeting Thursday. Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin said that this agreement will help in the construction of the NIFCO KTW...

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Toccoa Planning Commission Meets

July 24, 2015

The Toccoa Planning Commission elects officers for the year ahead. At its meeting on Thursday, the Planning Commission unanimously elected member Kinloch Dunlap to serve as Chair of the Planning Commission. Dunlap had been serving as the Planning Commission’s Vice-Chair. Meanwhile, the Planning Commission’s previous Chair, Don Pruitt, was unanimously elected by the board...

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GSP Releases Information on Wednesday Accident

July 24, 2015

The Georgia State Patrol has released more information on a wreck Wednesday in Stephens County. It occurred at about 4:50 p.m. on Georgia Highway 106, around Race Track Road. According to the GSP, a 2002 Nissan Maxima was traveling north on Highway 106 negotiating a curve. Troopers said it was then when the Maxima...

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June Unemployment Numbers Released for Stephens Co.

July 24, 2015

The latest unemployment figures for Stephens County show a fairly steady unemployment rate, but a drop in the number of employed and the total labor force in June. According to state Labor Department numbers released this week, Stephens County had a preliminary unemployment rate of 6.6 percent in the month of June. That is...

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Gasaway Named to House Study Committee

July 24, 2015

28th District State Representative Dan Gasaway will serve on a special House Study Committee. Thursday, Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston announced that he had appointed Gasaway to serve on the House Study Committee on School Counseling and Role of School Counselors. This study committee was established by House Resolution 765 and will...

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Lavonia Names Cawthon As Sole City Manager Finalist

July 24, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The city of Lavonia could have a new incoming city manager as early as next month. According to current Lavonia City Manager Gary Fesperman, the Lavonia City Council is expected to officially hire Charles Cawthon at its regular city council meeting on August 3. Fesperman said nearly 20...

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Airport Authority Still Working on Policies and Standards

July 23, 2015

The Toccoa-Stephens County Airport Authority is going to try and negotiate with a tenant that has filed a complaint against the facility and the authority. At a meeting on Tuesday, the Airport Authority voted unanimously to authorize Airport Authority and Stephens County Commission Chair Dennis Bell and Toccoa Mayor and Airport Authority member Terry...

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Country Hearth Inn To Re-open

July 23, 2015

One of the Toccoa hotels that closed following inspections is re-opening to the public. The Country Hearth Inn, located just off of Broad Street in downtown Toccoa, will be having a grand opening and ribbon cutting next week. In May, new owners Amarin Capital closed the Country Hearth Inn following an inspection by city...

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Indictment Issued In Habersham Raid That Injured Toddler

July 23, 2015

A former Habersham County deputy sheriff is charged for her role in the flash bang grenade incident that injured a toddler last year. U.S. Attorneys say 29-year-old Nikki Autry of Clarkesville, a former Habersham County deputy sheriff and special agent of the Mountain Judicial Circuit Criminal Investigation and Suppression, or NCIS, Team has been...

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