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Former Commissioner Chitwood Passes Away

July 21, 2015

Funeral services are set for a former Stephens County Commissioner. Steve Roger Chitwood passed away on Saturday at the age of 86 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Chitwood served as a Stephens County Commissioner for four years, having been elected in 2002 and serving through 2006. He also served on the Stephens County Development...

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Stephens Co. BOE Meeting Today

July 21, 2015

The Stephens County Board of Education will meet later today for its regular monthly business meeting. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Administrative Offices of the Stephens County school system on Mize Road. Among the items on the agenda are an August spending resolution and consideration of the lease agreement with...

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Railroad Work Closing Currahee St. Intersection

July 20, 2015

Traffic on Currahee Street in Toccoa will be affected by maintenance on a railroad crossing this coming week. Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope said Hartwell Railroad has planned to do some work on a railroad crossing on Currahee Street today and tomorrow. “The crossing is West Currahee Street near the intersection of...

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Stephens Co. School Open Houses Set

July 20, 2015

Preparations continue for a new school year in Stephens County. The new year starts in less than a month and Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey says that work to get ready for the new year continues. He said that work, which includes the re-structuring of grades Pre-Kindergarten through five, has gone well to...

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UGA Student Working With City of Toccoa

July 20, 2015

Leaders in Toccoa are collaborating with a University of Georgia landscape architecture student on downtown improvement projects this summer through the school’s Downtown Renaissance Fellowship. UGA landscape architecture student Megan Hull was selected to work with the city and Institute of Government faculty on summer-long projects like streetscape improvements, park and green space planning,...

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Springview Heights Community Dedicates School Memorial

July 20, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Members of the Springview Heights community in Lavonia gathered last Monday morning to dedicate a granite bench in memory of the old Spring Street Colored School, which was later called the Spring Street School. The granite bench was recently purchased and installed on the site of the old...

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Kay Joins Vaughn Practice

July 20, 2015
Kay Joins Vaughn Practice

North Georgia Orthopaedics, an affiliate of the Toccoa Clinic, welcomes certified physician assistant, Richard A. Kay, to its practice. Kay is a retired Army captain, having served in medical capacities in Washington, Colorado, California and in Germany. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and Master’s degree from the University of...

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Stephens Co. BOE Adjusts 2015-2016 School Calendar

July 17, 2015

The Stephens County Board of Education adjusts the 2015-2016 school calendar to add in four more days to the calendar. School board members unanimously approved the calendar change at a called meeting and work session on Thursday. This coming year’s school calendar required adjustment because on Monday, the Stephens County Board of Education approved...

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Two Transported for Injuries After Thursday Accident

July 17, 2015

Authorities say Stephens County Extension Agent Forrest Connelly was one of those injured in a two-vehicle accident this morning on the Toccoa By-pass. The Georgia State Patrol says that Connelly, age 56, was traveling southbound on the By-pass, or Georgia Highway 17, this morning in the right lane in a 2005 Cadillac Deville when...

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Carol Jackson Joins NGTC Staff

July 17, 2015

A former northeast Georgia political leader is joining the staff at North Georgia Technical College. Former state senator Carol Jackson joined the North Georgia Technical College team on Wednesday, July 1, as Associate Vice President for Economic Development. North Georgia Technical College Vice President for Economic Development Dr. Mark Ivester says that Jackson’s experience...

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