NGTC Foundation Receives Donation From Church

A north Georgia church makes a large donation to the North Georgia Technical College Foundation. Sharp Memorial United Methodist Church in Young Harris recently donated $5,202.37 from its annual rummage sale to the North Georgia Tech Foundation. According to Foundation Director Cynthia Brown, the funds will be used to provide scholarships for tuition, books and fees for North Georgia Technical […]

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Toccoa Finance Director Retiring

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Toccoa Finance Director Cathy Loudermilk is retiring. Loudermilk has announced that she will be retiring from her position later this year. She has served as the city of Toccoa’s Finance Director since July 2012 after being moved up to Finance Director from the position of Accounting Manager. Loudermilk said she has enjoyed her time with the city of Toccoa, and […]

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SCSO Arrests Man Wanted in Michigan

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A Michigan man is in custody locally, awaiting possible extradition back to that state. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that on Thursday, his office received information from the Port Huron, Michigan Police Department that a person with warrants from their jurisdiction may be in Stephens County. Shirley said that authorities in Michigan were looking for and had warrants on […]

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Chamber Looks Back at Last Year

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The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce looks back at the year that was. During Thursday’s annual awards banquet, the Chamber recapped the last 12 months. Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce President Julie Paysen said that it has been a great year at the Chamber. According to numbers provided by the Chamber, it added 72 new members in the last 12 […]

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DOT Approves Traffic Signal Upgrades in Habersham Co.

A Habersham County project is among those approved by the Georgia Department of Transportation Earlier this month, the State DOT awarded 38 contracts for statewide construction and maintenance projects totaling $97.6 million. Among those was a project of traffic signal upgrades at various locations in Habersham County. The DOT said those upgrades also include installation of intersection video detection systems. […]

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Toccoa-Stephens Co. Chamber Honors Gambrell

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The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce honors a long-time community leader. Thursday, the Chamber held its annual awards banquet at the Georgia Baptist Conference Center in Toccoa. This year, the Chamber presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to retired Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell. Presenting the award to Gambrell was 1st Franklin Financial President and CEO Ginger Herring. “Ed may […]

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Marquee Work Taking Place At Schaefer Center

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The new Ritz Theatre marquee for the Schaefer Center is going up. Installation of the new marquee began Thursday in downtown Toccoa as crews began hoisting it into place. Toccoa Main Street Director Connie Tabor said it is exciting to see the marquee becoming a reality. “The color looks like it is going to blend very nicely in with the […]

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Drought Lessens in Parts of Region

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Recent rains have eased drought conditions in Stephens County and other areas of northeast Georgia. According to the most recent U.S. Drought Monitor report released on Thursday, Stephens County has dropped from extreme drought back into severe drought since the start of the month. Also, most of Habersham County and far western Stephens County along the Habersham County line have […]

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Ga. Chimes in Hartwell Fish Consumption

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Last week, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources issued their 2016 report regarding which fish in Lake Hartwell are safe to eat. In their release, agents who tested fish in Hartwell lake said consumption recommendations for spotted bass from Lake Hartwell is no more than one meal per month. And in its latest […]

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