Stephens Co. BOE Meeting Today

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 the E.O. Foundation for the old […]

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Railroad Work Closing Currahee St. Intersection

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 Meeks and Fig Streets,” said Pope, […]

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Stephens Co. School Open Houses Set

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 this point, but continues over the […]

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UGA Student Working With City of Toccoa

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, and corridor entrance design. Hull is […]

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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 Nebraska. Kay joins Dr. Chris Vaughn’s […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Adjusts 2015-2016 School Calendar

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 a tentative budget that lowered the […]

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Carol Jackson Joins NGTC Staff

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 in owning and operating small businesses […]

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I-85 Welcome Center Closing for Repairs

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Beginning next week, the Georgia Welcome Center on Interstate 85 in Lavonia will be getting a much-needed facelift. That means the Welcome Center will be closed while repairs and upgrades are taking place. The Georgia Department of Transportation will be making the repairs in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Economic Development. Georgia DOT […]

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