NGTC Students Place in National SkillsUSA Competition

Four North Georgia Technical College students, including two from the Currahee Campus in Stephens County, are national medal winners after competing at the 52nd annual SkillsUSA National Championships held in Louisville, Ky, this summer. From the Currahee Campus, Industrial Systems Technology students Nathan Miller and Caleb Sowell competed as a team in the Robotics and Automation Technology contest and placed […]

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Red Cross Issues Call for Blood Donations

The American Red Cross said it is facing a critical blood shortage, with less than a five-day supply on hand at the current time. Red Cross officials said the agency strives to have a five-day blood supply at all times to meet the needs of patients every day and be prepared for emergencies that may require significant volumes of donated […]

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Habitat Holds Mortgage Burning

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Stephens County Habitat for Humanity celebrates with a new local homeowner as she pays off her home built through the organization. Saturday, Habitat for Humanity gathered at the home of Teresa Price on Sunset Road to hold a mortgage-burning ceremony. Price received a Habitat home back in the 1990s and has now paid off the mortgage more than a year […]

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Progress Made on SCHS Projects

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Work continues on a host of projects at Stephens County High School. The Stephens County Board of Education received an update on those projects at its work session and called meeting on Thursday. Stephens County School System Director of Operations Tim Wilbanks said that a number of projects are nearing completion in the next several days. He said that the […]

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Coan Wins Three Golds

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Clarkesville’s McKenzie Coan finishes her Paralympic Games in Rio de Janiero with four medals and three of them are gold. On Friday, Coan won her third and final gold medal in the women’s S7 100-meter freestyle swimming competition. Coan took the gold with a time of 1 minute, 9.99 seconds. That was good enough for a 2.81 second win over […]

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Broadband Meeting Draws Crowd To NGTC

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A group of Georgia legislators hears from northeast Georgia on the state of broadband Internet. The Joint High-Speed Broadband Communications Access for all Georgians Study Committee met Thursday afternoon for more than two hours at the North Georgia Technical College Currahee Campus in Stephens County. This committee of five state Senators and five members of the state House is tasked […]

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Cracker Barrel Heading to Lavonia

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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Years of rumors have finally come true for the citizens of Lavonia. At a called meeting Thursday afternoon, the Lavonia City Council voted unanimously to sell property on Ross Place to Cracker Barrel Old Country Restaurants, Inc. After coming out of executive session, Lavonia City Manager Charles Cawthon asked the Council to vote. Cracker […]

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Henry Speaks on Umpiring at LLWS

Quite a thrill. That’s how local Little League umpire Brian Henry described his experience umpiring at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania last month. Henry spoke about his experience last week on “Crunchtime” on WNEG. He said there is nothing like walking out on the field for the Little League World Series. “When you walk out on that […]

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Martin To Head To Germany

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Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin will head overseas later this year on an economic development trip. Both Stephens County and the city of Toccoa have agreed to give up to $5,000 each to send Martin to Germany in December. Martin said Stephens County was invited to take part in the trip by the European American Investment Council, […]

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