NGTC Offers Dan Dixon Scholarship

North Georgia Technical College honors a long-time teacher with a scholarship in his honor. The school recently celebrated the life of Dan Dixon with his family and friends as a scholarship to the NGTC Foundation was created in his memory. Dixon taught masonry at the college for 30 years, and hundreds of students have enjoyed successful careers because of his […]

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January Unemployment Numbers Out for Stephens Co.

Stephens County sees some mixed numbers on the unemployment front to start 2017. According to numbers released last week by the Georgia Department of Labor, Stephens County’s preliminary unemployment rate in January was 6.1 percent. That is up three-tenths of a percentage point from the revised December rate and up two-tenths of a percentage point from the revised rate in […]

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No Voting Today in E-SPLOST Election

Just a reminder … there is no voting today for the E-SPLOST special election referendum in Stephens County. Early voting ended on Friday afternoon at the Stephens County Registrar’s Office in downtown Toccoa. Election Day is tomorrow and for that, voting will move to the Stephens County Senior Center on Rose Lane in Toccoa. Polls tomorrow at the Senior Center […]

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Public Meetings To Be Held on Shoreline Management Plan

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The U.S. Corps of Engineers’ Savannah District wants to hear from property owners around Lake Hartwell regarding its proposed new shoreline management plan. The shoreline management plan provides guidance and information for Corps managers and the public on managing the reservoir’s shoreline and adjacent public lands and waters controlled by the project. It also […]

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Trout Stocking Underway in Ga.

Trout stocking is underway in Georgia for this season. Regular weekly trout stockings are starting this week in Georgia, as 70,000 trout are getting ready to hit the water. This comes after the state stocked 40,000 trout early during the week of March 6. Despite the low stream flows being experienced in north Georgia, state officials said the trout stocking […]

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Early Voting Ends Today

Today is the last day for early voting for the E-SPLOST special election in Stephens County. Stephens County Registrar Bill Cochran said that polls will be open all day today at the Stephens County Registrar’s Office in the Courthouse Annex on Tugalo Street in downtown Toccoa from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. “We have had light turnout,” said Cochran. “There […]

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Pay Less Here Holds Ribbon Cutting

The community comes together to celebrate the grand opening of a new store. On Thursday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting for Pay Less Here to celebrate its grand opening on Big A Road in Toccoa. This is the second Pay Less Here store, with the first one located in Duluth. Nikki Do manages the first store […]

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Stephens Co. BOE To Receive FY 18 Budget Tuesday

Next fiscal year’s budget for the Stephens County school system should come up at next week’s meeting of the Stephens County Board of Education. During Thursday’s school board work session, Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey told the board that they would receive information on the Fiscal Year 2018 budget on Tuesday. Dorsey said that the school board will be […]

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Hartwell Lake Clean-Up Set for Next Month

Spring cleaning on and around Hartwell Lake kicks off with the Lake Hartwell Clean-up, Green-up environmental restoration effort next month. This year’s Hartwell Lake clean-up is set for April 15 through April 22. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Lake Hartwell Association, a non-profit organization that promotes cooperation, assistance and information exchange among those concerned with Hartwell Lake, facilitate […]

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