County, City Talk $$ At Joint Meeting

Financial negotiations highlight talks between Toccoa City and Stephens County Commissioners. The two boards met Tuesday for a joint meeting at Toccoa City Hall. First on the list of discussions was the inmate housing agreement between Toccoa and Stephens County. Earlier this month, Stephens County Commissioner Debbie Whitlock questioned why the city of Toccoa was not paying a daily fee […]

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State Announces GEM SE Expansion

State officials said a Stephens County company will expand. The Georgia Department of Economic Development announced Tuesday that GEM Southeast will expand its existing operations in Toccoa. According to the state, the expansion will create 30 jobs and represent a $10 million investment. The state said the expansion will involve GEM constructing a new 110,000 square foot facility. GEM Southeast […]

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Stephens Co. School System Receives Technology Grant

Stephens County is one more than 100 school systems to receive grant money to help with technology improvements. In all, $36.7 million in grants are being awarded through a program called “Connections for Classrooms.” That is a collaborative funding effort between the Georgia Department of Education, Governor’s Office of Student Achievement, and the One Georgia Authority designed to allow school […]

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Toccoa To Use LMIG Money For Sidewalk Project

Toccoa City Commissioners make a decision on what to do with money coming from the state for street-related projects. On Monday, city commissioners voted unanimously to spend the city’s 2015 LMIG money towards construction of a sidewalk on Big A Road from Rose Lane to the entrance of Wal-Mart. LMIG stands for Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant and is state […]

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KTSCB Receives Grant for Community Orchard

Grant money is headed to Toccoa to help start a community orchard. Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful said that it has received a $1,500 grant from the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation’s Community Orchard Project. The grant is to plant an orchard in the city. Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful Executive Director Linda Scofield said the grant will plant five or six trees […]

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Toccoa Costume Parade Friday

Toccoa is preparing for the annual downtown Halloween Costume Parade. This year’s Halloween Costume Parade is Friday morning and it marks the 24th year that the Toccoa Main Street program is hosting the parade. Preschool age children between the ages of two and five are invited to attend and Main Street Toccoa says that area pre-schools will also participate. Main […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

Stephens County Commissioners will hold a regularly scheduled meeting later today. County commissioners are scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. The county commission will begin its meeting with a work session to discuss items that are on the agenda for today’s meeting. Items on the agenda for […]

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Joint City-County Meeting This Morning

Toccoa City Commissioners and Stephens County Commissioners are scheduled to get together for a joint city-county meeting this morning. That meeting is scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m. at Toccoa City Hall. Among the items on the agenda is discussion of inmate housing agreement. At their meeting earlier this month while discussing an issue related to the probation department agreement […]

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NGTC Hands Out Annual Alumni Awards

North Georgia Technical College hands out its annual alumni awards. The school did so at its annual Homecoming events earlier this month. First, Clarkesville resident and retired North Georgia Technical College President Jim Marlowe was officially inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame by former President Dr. Judy Hulsey. The Hall of Fame Award is bestowed on a deserving alumnus […]

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