Mobile Job Training Unit to Stop in Toccoa

A mobile job training unit will return to Toccoa next week to help area residents. The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission Workforce Development Mobile Training Unit will set up at the Toccoa-Stephens County Library on Monday. Mobile Training Unit Instructor Micah Thomas said the mobile unit can provide people with help on their resumes. “We offer resume assistance, so if you […]

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Power House Fundraiser Saturday

The Power House for Kids will host a “Retro Prom” fundraising party on Saturday from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at the X-Factor/Cornerstone Restaurant in Toccoa. Tickets for the event are $25. Proceeds from the event support “Darkness to Light,” which is a program intended to train local educators to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to childhood sexual abuse. This program […]

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Stephens Co. Marks Veterans Day

Stephens County marks Veterans’ Day. The annual observance of Veterans Day took place this morning on the lawn of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Each year, the American Legion Post 104, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4346, and Marine Corps Detachment 1303 organize the program. This year’s guest speaker was Retired U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Major Shanda […]

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Teacher at Center of SCHS Cat Incident Withdraws Resignation

The teacher who school officials say had resigned following a cat castration controversy at Stephens County High School has withdrawn that resignation. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said Tuesday morning that Mr. Daniel Hebert officially withdrew his resignation. Dorsey had reported that Hebert had originally resigned last week after school officials said he castrated his personal cat in his […]

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Sole Finalist Named for Franklin Co. Manager Post

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County has named a finalist for the job of County Manager. After coming out of an executive session Monday, County Commission Chair Thomas Bridges announced the Board’s choice for sole finalist. “The person we have chosen for the sole candidate for the County Manager position is Elizabeth Thomas,” Bridges said. After the announcement, […]

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Hudgens Offers Home Heating Safety Tips

With potential cooler weather in the forecast, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians of some heating tips to help keep their homes safe this winter. “As temperatures go down, the number of home fires tends to go up,” Hudgens said. “Please keep safety in mind while you’re keeping warm.” • Heating equipment is one of the leading causes […]

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