Clinic Vascular Lab Re-accredited

The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission has again granted the Toccoa Clinic vascular lab a three-year term of accreditation in echocardiography. Accreditation confirms that Toccoa Clinic’s lab has undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts, and the Commission grants accreditation only to those facilities that are found to be providing quality patient care and […]

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Street Re-surfacing Underway in Toccoa

Work is well underway on a street re-surfacing project in Toccoa. Crews were on Fern Valley Drive Tuesday working on that road as the project got underway in earnest after rain delayed things somewhat on Monday. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said crews started on Fern Valley Drive only because they are doing more than a standard re-surfacing of the […]

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Stephens Co. BOE To Keep Looking At Solar Panel Lease While Company Pursues Zoning Approval

The Stephens County Board of Education will continue to review a lease agreement for solar panels on land near Stephens County High School while allowing the company seeking to install the panels to go ahead with obtaining zoning changes for the property. Tuesday, the Stephens County Board of Education voted 5 to 2 to allow United Renewable Energy of Alpharetta […]

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Ga. DOT To Hold Public Meetings On STIP

The Georgia Department of Transportation is making available the Draft Fiscal Year 2015-2018 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, or STIP, in Northeast Georgia for public review and comment. The STIP is a four-year program that specifies federally funded transportation projects for non-urban communities in rural Georgia for fiscal years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. These projects include, but are not limited […]

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Police Blotter

A Big A Road business reported a burglary this week to police. According to a report on file with the Toccoa Police Department, the manager of the business told an officer that when she opened for business on Monday, about $90 was missing from the store. Meanwhile, a South Pond Street resident also reported a burglary to police. The woman […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital Authority Approves FY 15 Budget

The Stephens County Hospital Authority approves a Fiscal Year 2015 budget for the hospital. Authority members unanimously approved that budget at their regular meeting on Monday. Stephens County Hospital’s Fiscal Year runs from October 1 through September 30. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said the budget does include a 3.5 percent rate increase at the hospital. However, Gambrell said that 3.5 […]

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Vogel Challenging Collins for House Seat

A Madison County resident is making a run this Fall against incumbent U.S. Representative Doug Collins for the Hall County Republican’s 9th District seat. Dr. David Vogel has worked in public school education, along with teaching medical students and conducting medical research, and is now running as the Democratic candidate for the 9th U.S. House district representing northeast Georgia. Vogel […]

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Collins Delivers Weekly GOP Address

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins delivers the weekly Republican address. Collins was tabbed to deliver the weekly party statement on Saturday. In his statement, Collins talked about a recent meeting with constituents in Blue Ridge and then criticized the U.S. Senate. In text of the address released by House Speaker John Boehner’s office, Collins talked about what he calls […]

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