NGTC Currahee Campus to Celebrate 10th Anniversary

It’s hard to believe that only ten years ago North Georgia Technical College opened the doors to a brand new, state-of-the-art branch campus in Stephens County.  Known as the Currahee Campus, the facility is located on a 50-acre site in the Hayestone-Brady Industrial Park on Highway 17 between Toccoa and Lavonia. In honor of this special milestone, North Georgia Technical […]

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City of Toccoa Keeps Millage Rate at 6 Mills

Toccoa’s City Commission keeps the millage rate the same for 2015. At Monday night’s Toccoa City Commission meeting commissioners approved the proposal to keep the millage rate the same as the last three years at a rate of 6 mills. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse explains; “Taylor Business Systems, the software provider for property taxes, has scheduled our taxes to […]

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Toccoa Receives Impressive ISO Rating

The City of Toccoa and Toccoa City Commissioners celebrated a high ISO (International Organization for Standardization) rating at their meeting on Monday evening. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse announced the accomplishment. “Very little is accomplished in life without good teamwork and I think that we have had that in our community in many ways.” Morse Said; “In this case the […]

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Three Honored at Stephens Co. Commission Meeting

At Tuesday’s Stephens County Commission Meeting Commission Chair Dennis Bell awarded plaques to fireman Michael Kloss, and Stephens County Sheriff’s Deputies Connie Morris, and Bruce Cleveland, for service above the call of duty. The three played huge roles in the saving of lives of a mother and baby that were trapped in a car on fire after an accident on […]

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Stephens County Preparing to Start Back Recycling Program

The Stephens County Board of Commissioners approved a motion to implement a single stream recycling program at all of the county’s convenience sites at their meeting on Tuesday morning. The plan is to hopefully begin by the end of this month collecting recyclables and then transferring all to Athens Recycling. Stephens County Commissioner Dean Scarborough says this new set-up should […]

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Stephens County Sheriff’s Office Recovers Stolen Truck

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office has recovered a stolen vehicle taken from Oconee County, South Carolina. Last Thursday, August 6TH, at 10:50 P.M. while on routine patrol, Sheriff’s Deputies observed a Grey 1985 Dodge Truck driving erratically and crossing both centerlines on Highway 123 East toward South Carolina. Deputies attempted to pull over the vehicle. According to reports, the vehicle […]

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Franklin Co. Looking to Consolidate Voting Precincts

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Two years ago, the Franklin County Board of Elections and Registrations announced it planned to consolidate voting precincts. But the idea did not receive support from the voting public and the matter seemed to have been dropped. However on Wednesday, the Elections Board once again announced it plans to consolidate voting precincts from the […]

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Teachers Return Today in Stephens Co.

It is a big week in the Stephens County school system. Teachers in Stephens County head back today (Monday) in preparation of the first day of classes for students on Friday. This year marks a big change for Stephens County Schools after the re-structuring of Grades Pre-K through 5 and the closing of Eastanollee Elementary School. Starting this year, Pre-K […]

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SCDA To Grade Site For Potential Industry

The Stephens County Development Authority and an incoming industry are working together on an effort designed to make the county more attractive to another prospective company. At a called meeting on Friday morning, the Development Authority unanimously voted to accept free dirt from Nifco KTW and hire a company for grading work at another site in the Hayestone-Brady Business Park. […]

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