Collins To Hold Town Hall Meeting

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins will hold a town hall meeting in Franklin County later this month. Collins announced he would stop in Franklin County for a town hall meeting on August 28. The meeting will be at the Lavonia Welcome Center and Historic Train Station on East Main Street in Lavonia from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on August […]

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NGTC Recognizes Health Care Program Grads

North Georgia Technical College recognizes students for achieving a professional credential. Last month, faculty, staff, friends, and family gathered at each of the three campuses to honor students who had completed programs of study in Medical Assisting, Practical Nursing, Pharmacy Technology, and Clinical Laboratory Technology at North Georgia Tech. Students who have successfully completed these programs of study are eligible […]

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Toccoa Issues “Purple Heart City” Proclamation

Toccoa declares itself a Purple Heart city. Last Monday, the Toccoa City Commission approved and read a proclamation that declared Toccoa a “Purple Heart City.” Toccoa Mayor Gail Fry said it is something the city commission was glad to do. The proclamation approved by city commissioners states that Toccoa appreciates the sacrifice that Purple Heart recipients made in defending freedoms […]

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DNR Holding Meetings on Deer Management Plan Proposal

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is holding public meetings throughout the state this month to provide input on Georgia’s new draft 10-year Deer Management Plan. In northeast Georgia, a meeting will take place on August 21 in Cleveland at the Loudsville Methodist Church on Highway 75 Alternate starting at 7 p.m. Georgia DNR officials say that during the meetings, […]

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Applications For Recall Petitions Requested

The Stephens County Registrar’s Office has issued applications for recall petitions regarding two Stephens County Board of Education seats. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said that she issued the applications for recall petitions regarding the seats of Tony Crunkleton and Jim Ledford on Friday, July 25 and notified both candidates in writing that the applications were requested. Crunkleton and Ledford […]

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Toccoa Looks at Possible Natural Gas Fueling Station

The city of Toccoa continues its forays into the world of compressed natural gas vehicles. Toccoa Utilities Director Harry Scott said that the city is converting five additional vehicles to have the capability to run off of compressed natural gas. Converting each of the vehicles costs a total of $8,350. However, Scott said the company converting these five vehicles will […]

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Ga. DOT Announces NE Ga. Road Work For Week

DOT officials said routine maintenance is planned for this week on various state highways in Stephens and surrounding counties. The Georgia Department of Transportation said that a crew will again be scheduled to seal cracks in the driving surface of State Route 184 this coming week. A lane and the shoulder of the roadway will be closed as this work […]

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Waldrop Announces Area GSP Post Transfers

The eventual opening of a new Georgia State Patrol post in Hart County will result in staff changes elsewhere, including at the Toccoa post. That is according to newly appointed GSP State Commander Major Tommy Waldrop. “Sgt. Al Whitworth will be the new Post commander in Hart County,” Waldrop said. “Chad Johnson, who is the Post Commander in Gainesville, will […]

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Accident Friday Afternoon on Hwy. 17

One woman was airlifted to Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a multiple vehicle accident Friday afternoon in Stephens County. The accident occurred during the 2 p.m. hour Friday on Highway 17 in front of the BBQ Shack. It reportedly involved two vehicles. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says one person involved in the accident was airlifted, while her husband was […]

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